Cincinnati receiver Vidal Hazelton's season is over after he suffered a torn ACL in Saturday's 28-14 loss at Fresno State.

Hazelton, a senior, was playing his first game in a Bearcats uniform after transferring from USC following the 2008 season. He caught six passes for 63 yards in Saturday's game before the injury, which occurred as he returned a kickoff.

"It's very unfortunate and extremely disappointing, especially given the strides he made," Cincinnati coach Butch Jones said. "I know he's really down right now but he will bounce back."

Jones said senior Marcus Barnett will assume Hazelton's starting role at receiver.