Monday, December 18, 2017
Colleges

Gators lose guard Moore after scooter accident

GAINESVILLE — Florida sophomore LG Tyler Moore was in a scooter accident on his way home from practice Tuesday night and is out for the season after suffering a compound fracture of his right elbow. He had surgery Wednesday morning.

He is the sixth starter lost for the season with an injury and the 10th player overall done for the year.

The Countryside High alumnus and transfer from Nebraska was riding home when he went around a curve and his back tire came out from underneath him, coach Will Muschamp said. The timetable for his return is unknown.

"I just hurt for Tyler," Muschamp said. "He didn't play very well versus Missouri (a 36-17 loss Oct. 19), and he took that personally. He's a good young man. He's really done everything we've asked on and off the field."

With Moore out, Max Garcia will move to left tackle, and Kyle Koehne and Ian Silberman will play guard.

USF: Tackling to fix

TAMPA — After struggling to contain Houston's fast-paced offense in a 35-23 loss last week, the USF defense is focusing on basics during its final bye week.

Houston freshman QB John O'Korn threw for 263 yards and three touchdowns, and the Cougars rushed for 95 yards and two scores.

Bulls DB Mark Joyce said USF had too many missed tackles early.

"We gave away 21 early points, and we feel like we shouldn't have," said Joyce, who tied a career high with nine tackles in the game. "Tackling was a minus early, but we picked it up later in the game. We're definitely working on it this week."

Jeff Odom, Times correspondent

FSU: Squint overblown

TALLAHASSEE — FSU QB Jameis Winston has heard all the "Jameis Squinston" talk surrounding his squinting to read the play calls from the sideline.

"Everyone on campus was (saying) 'Jameis, can you see me?' " said Winston, who does not wear his contacts during games. "I'm like, 'I have good vision, guys.' "

Orlando Sentinel

UM: Depth at RB

CORAL GABLES — With Duke Johnson (broken ankle) out for the season, Miami coach Al Golden reiterated that Dallas Crawford is the starting running back.

But Eduardo Clements and Gus Edwards are competing for the No. 2 spot, he said, and all three are expected to play early against Virginia Tech on Saturday.

"We're going to keep evaluating them every day and see who's earned what reps in the game and go from there," Golden said.

South Florida Sun Sentinel

UCF: Interchangeable

ORLANDO — The Knights view their receiver depth as an advantage that continues to serve them well.

Six receivers have at least 196 yards receiving and one touchdown. Five are averaging at least 10.3 yards per catch.

"It goes to show how talented they are and how versatile our offense can be," QB Blake Bortles said. "You can plug any of those guys in there and they could possibly get the ball on any play."

Rannell Hall averages 15.6 yards per catch and Breshad Perriman 23. Jeff Godfrey is a red-zone favorite, tied for the team lead with four touchdowns despite just 177 receiving yards for the year.

Orlando Sentinel

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