TCU Loses Leading Rusher for Season

Virginia won

TCU running back Waymon James (32) pushes Kansas cornerback Greg Brown (5) away as he runs for a gain during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Virginia won't have to deal with TCU's leading rusher when the two teams meet this weekend in Texas.

A TCU spokesman said Wednesday that junior Waymon James will miss the rest of the season for the 17th-ranked Horned Frogs because of a knee injury.

James, who appeared to get hurt in the fourth quarter of Saturday's win in Kansas, was averaging 9.9 yards on his 17 carries. He had 168 yards and a touchdown for TCU (2-0).

When asked Tuesday, coach Gary Patterson said James would be a game-time decision for Saturday's home game against Virginia. He didn't elaborate then.

With James and Matthew Tucker, TCU came into this season as one of only five FBS schools returning a pair of 700-yard rushers.

Tucker has 19 carries for 100 yards and a score, the 27th of his career.

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