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Jared Williams Injury: SMU Running Back Carted Off With Broken Femur

The 2012 Compass Bowl between the SMU Mustangs and the Pittsburgh Panthers is over three-quarters finished, with the Mustangs in decisive control throughout much of the game.

The Mustangs were dealt a brutal blow in the second half, however, when running back Jared Williams suffered an extremely nasty-looking leg injury while being tackled by Andrew Taglianetti of Pittsburgh. The injury is being called a broken left femur and resulted in Williams being carted off the field with his leg in a cast. Players from both teams were visibly shaken up by the play, with Taglianetti in particular looking distraught.

BubbaProg of Mock Session supplied a GIF of the injury, which you may not necessarily want to watch.

Several reporters are calling it one of the worst football injuries they've seen:

One of the worst injuries I've seen in the BBVA Compass Bowl. Pitt guy was distraught about breaking SMU RB's leg
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SMU's Jared Williams being put on the cart with an injury to his left leg/knee. Leg in an air cast, replay is ugly.
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For more updates and news on the 2012 Compass Bowl, please stay tuned to this StoryStream. For more from the Panthers, visit Pitt blog Cardiac Hill and SB Nation Pittsburgh.