Bryce Petty and the No. 9 Bears won their first title in the league with a 30-10 victory over No. 23 Texas on Saturday.
No. 15 UCF has already secured the school’s first BCS bid. So the Knights will move on to other things when they finish the regular season Saturday at SMU.
The Bears move next season to a $260 million stadium being built on the Waco campus, along the Brazos River and busy Interstate 35.
University officials, who confirmed the severity of the injury on Wednesday, say Mettenberger will require surgery. His rehabilitation will take place when he would have been preparing for the NFL draft.
SMU (5-6, 4-3) is playing to become bowl eligible, but is coming off a 34-0 loss to Houston and its defense is giving up a league-worst 34.8 points per game.
Both remaining regular-season games in the conference’s round-robin schedule have championship implications.
Alabama fans and teammates have rallied around Southlake Carroll graduate Cade Foster.
John O’Korn finished 25 of 41 for 245 yards and two touchdowns to lead Houston over SMU 34-0 Friday, snapping the Cougars’ three-game losing streak.
LSU set the template for No. 5 Missouri. Keep Johnny Manziel in the middle of the field, and the Heisman Trophy winner can be contained.
Case McCoy passed for two touchdowns and ran for another and Texas kept its Big 12 title hopes alive Thursday night with a 41-16 win over Texas Tech.
While the 49-17 loss did put a damper on what had been an unblemished record, the Bears (9-1, 6-1 Big 12) can still have their best season ever.
Pachall plays his final game for the Frogs (4-7) on Saturday against ninth-ranked Baylor to finish their first losing season since 2004. The quarterback is among 16 TCU seniors to be recognized before the game.