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B.J. Daniels returns to full mobility for USF Bulls

TAMPA — USF QB B.J. Daniels, limited by a sprained ankle, had no scripted running plays in a 37-28 loss Oct. 6 at Temple, but after a bye week, coach Skip Holtz hopes a mobile Daniels can be part of the offense Saturday at No. 16 Louisville.

"I think he's moving around, better than he did last week, but I can't tell you he's 100 percent at this point. We're hopeful by the end of the week that he will be," Holtz said on the Big East's weekly coaches teleconference. "There's no doubt his mobility was hampered a little bit last week. Having a couple days off, going (Sunday) in shorts and having the opportunity to continue to treat it, I think it will continue to get better."

Daniels rushed nine times for 6 yards at Temple, his lowest rushing total against a I-A opponent since 2010. The Bulls missed his dual-threat skills.

"It's been huge," Holtz said of Daniels' running, 1,911 yards at USF. "It's been a big part of what we've done here over the last couple of years, because of not just his ability to move in the pocket and escape the sacks and pressures, but his ability to run."

UPDATE: USF's next home game, Oct. 27 against Syracuse, was set for a 7 p.m. kickoff, with online video at No local TV broadcast has been announced for the Bulls' homecoming game.

Greg Auman, Times staff writer

FSU: More time

TALLAHASSEE — One week after being harassed by North Carolina State's nonstop blitz, Florida State's EJ Manuel remained upright in Saturday's 51-7 victory over Boston College.

"We played clean and we executed," FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said. "When they blitzed this time, we were getting a hat to a hat and letting EJ stand in there and deliver the ball more."

Manuel passed for a career-high 439 yards and matched a career mark with four touchdowns. Monday, he was named ACC offensive back of the week.

OT Menelik Watson returned to the right side of the line against the Eagles after being sick the week before.

TIME SET: The Oct. 27 home game against Duke will start at 3:30 p.m. and air on ESPNU.

Orlando Sentinel

UM: Ex-coach approves

MIAMI — Former Miami coach Howard Schnellenberger says the Hurricanes are doing good things. "Miami is on the right track," said Schnellenberger, now an ambassador for Florida Atlantic, his last coaching stop. "It's got the right coach, the right staff. … With the right guidance and a whole hell of a lot of hard work, they'll be in the hunt very quickly."

Sun Sentinel

UCF: Record night

ORLANDO — UCF senior Quincy McDuffie broke the program's all-time record for kickoff return yards in Saturday's 38-31 double overtime win over Southern Miss, returning four kicks for 66 yards to surpass the mark of 2,121 set by Ted Wilson from 1983-86. McDuffie sits at 2,146, with six games remaining in the regular season.

Orlando Sentinel

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