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FSU's Jesus Wilson can return vs. Citadel

Daylight: USF running back Marlon Mack finds a hole in Western Carolina’s defense for a 62-yard touchdown in the second quarter of Saturday’s game. Mack rushed for 275 yards and four touchdowns in the Bulls’ 36-31 season-opening victory.


Daylight: USF running back Marlon Mack finds a hole in Western Carolina’s defense for a 62-yard touchdown in the second quarter of Saturday’s game. Mack rushed for 275 yards and four touchdowns in the Bulls’ 36-31 season-opening victory.

TALLAHASSEE — Florida State WR Jesus Wilson is no longer suspended.

Wilson will be eligible to play against Citadel on Saturday, Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher announced Monday.

Per athletic department policy, the sophomore was suspended after he was charged with a felony for stealing a scooter on campus in June. The felony charge was dropped to two misdemeanors in July.

Wilson practiced with the team while he was suspended.

Winston hit: Video circulating on various websites Monday showed Seminoles QB and 2013 Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston apparently being punched in the facemask — perhaps inadvertently — on Oklahoma State's sideline Saturday after a second-quarter interception.

As OSU players celebrated, Cowboys S Jordan Sterns jumped in and, in the process of embracing his teammates, swung his left arm and appeared to hit Winston's facemask. Winston started talking to a couple of players, then FSU teammates led him away.

Casher's status: Starting DE/LB Chris Casher missed the OSU game because of academic reasons. Fisher said "we'll see" when asked if the issues would be cleared up in time for this week's game.

USF: One honor given to Mack, one not

TAMPA — Apparently, Marlon Mack's record-setting rushing night in his college debut was no more than the second-best offensive effort of the week in the eyes of his league office.

The USF freshman, who set the American Athletic Conference single-game rushing record with 275 yards on 24 carries and four TDs and tied the school record in Saturday's 36-31 win against Western Carolina, was bypassed for the league's offensive player of the week honor Monday.

Tulsa sophomore WR Keevan Lucas, who had 13 catches for 233 yards and three touchdowns in the Golden Hurricane's 38-31 double-overtime win against Tulane, received the honor instead.

Mack was among five players named to the league's weekly honor roll. Bulls K Marvin Kloss was named the conference's special teams player of the week for hitting all three of his field goals (47, 33, 26 yards).

Mack was also named the national running back of the week by the College Football Performance Awards, which are based strictly on statistics.

Davis day to day: WR Andre Davis' school-record streak of 31 consecutive games with at least one catch might be in jeopardy, depending on how well he recovers from his bruised sternum. Taggart described Davis as "day to day" and said he was rehabbing but remained sore.

LG Thor Jozwiak (left shoulder) was the only other significant injury reported by Taggart. Jozwiak was set for an MRI exam today.

Joey Knight, Times staff writer

UF: Nothing live

GAINESVILLE — As the Gators returned to practice Monday morning, the inability to play Saturday's game against Idaho because of bad weather left coach Will Muschamp with a few concerns, particularly about his young defense.

"You'd like to be getting live bullets." Muschamp said. "I mean, there's no question that's important. … We're going to have some young players on that side of the ball. How is our secondary going to respond? There's going to be some angst moments with some young players and some tough situations. You really can't answer some of those questions until you get out in front of 90,000 people, create anxiety."

Suspensions lifted: The three players suspended for Saturday's game — DT Darious Cummings, DT Jay-nard Bostwick and WR Demarcus Robinson — are eligible to play this week against Eastern Michigan.

Antonya English, Times staff writer

Up next

USF: vs. Maryland, 3:30 Saturday. TV: CBS Sports Network

Florida: vs. Eastern Michigan, 4 Saturday. TV: SEC Network

Miami: vs. Florida A&M, 7 Saturday, no TV

FSU: vs. Citadel, 7:30 Saturday. TV: Sun Sports

UCF: at Missouri, noon Sept. 13. TV: SEC Network

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