Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Scouting reports for UCF Knights at Florida International Panthers, and Miami Hurricanes vs. Ohio State Buckeyes

UCF at FIU, 6 p.m.

The Knights (2-0) have 27 players who graduated from Miami and Fort Lauderdale high schools, 15 of whom were teammates with players on the Florida International roster. The Panthers (2-0) beat Louisville last week, their first win over a school in an automatic-qualifier BCS conference.

Miami vs. No. 17 Ohio St., 7:30 p.m., ESPN, 1470-AM

Both teams want to get a temporary respite from ongoing fallout from their respective NCAA scandals. Miami (0-1) has not lost five consecutive games since an eight-game slide in the 1977-78 seasons, and the Hurricanes are desperate to give new coach Al Golden his first victory. For Ohio State (2-0), which struggled at home to beat Toledo last weekend, a loss could mean the Buckeyes tumble out of the Associated Press Top 25 for the first time since 2004. Hurricanes QB Jacory Harris, LB Sean Spence, WR Travis Benjamin, DE Adewale Ojomo and DT Marcus Forston return from one-game suspensions.

Information from the Associated Press and the Orlando Sentinel was used in this report.

Scouting reports for UCF Knights at Florida International Panthers, and Miami Hurricanes vs. Ohio State Buckeyes 09/16/11 [Last modified: Friday, September 16, 2011 8:40pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. NFL Week 3: Tampa Bay Times staff predictions

    Bucs

    Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston (3) pumps his fist to the crowd after Tampa Bay's 29-7 victory over Chicago on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. The Bucs play at Minnesota at 1 p.m. Sunday. WILL VRAGOVIC   |   Times

  2. Cannon Fodder podcast: Sorting through the Bucs' injuries

    Bucs

    Greg Auman sorts through the Bucs players sidelined with injury and illness in the latest edition of our Cannon Fodder podcast.

    Kwon Alexander left the Bucs' game against the Bears with a hamstring injury. [WILL VRAGOVIC   |   Times]
  3. College football week 4: Tampa Bay Times staff predictions

    College

    The Times' college football coverage team makes its picks for week 4 of the college football season:

    USF coach Charlie Strong and the Bulls face Temple in a 7:30 p.m. game Thursday at Raymond James Stadium. LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times
  4. Young girl injured by 105 mph foul at Yankee Stadium renews call for more netting

    Ml

    NEW YORK — A young girl at Yankee Stadium was injured by a 105 mph foul ball off the bat of Todd Frazier during Wednesday's game against Minnesota, leading some players to call for protective netting to be extended.

    Baseball fans reacts as a young girl is tended to before she is carried out of the seating area after being hit by a line drive in the fifth inning of a baseball game between the New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at Yankee Stadium in New York. [Associated Press]
  5. Clearwater enjoys view from the top

    Footballpreps

    CLEARWATER — The offense still has a familiar feel. Short passes become big gains. Linemen drive their opponents in reverse, forcefully and repeatedly. Runs along the sideline continue to leave defenders breathlessly behind.

    The outcomes are similar, too.

    Clearwater’s Brandon Gary, from left, Jacob Day, Damon Dennis and Jarius Williams celebrate a turnover recovery deep in Countryside High territory during the second quarter of Monday’s game at Countryside. Clearwater won 35-14.