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COLLEGE FOOTBALL UPDATE

A look at how college football players with Hernando County ties are faring:

NCAA DIVISION I-A

Curtiss Bunch (Central), No. 16 Duke (7-0), DT, 6-2, 241, So., No. 95

Bunch scored undefeated Duke's first touchdown in a 51-26 victory over ACC-rival Wake Forest, falling on a fumble in the end zone after outside linebacker David Hawkins hit quarterback Rusty LaRue at the goal line. Bunch also assisted on one tackle. Season stats: 7 games, 3 tackles, 9 assists, 12 total, 1 touchdown (fumble recovery). Next: Saturday at No. 9 Florida State.

Tyrone Goodson (Central), No. 4 Auburn (7-0), WR, 6-3, 180, RS Fr., No. 83

Auburn was idle Saturday. Season stats: 7 games, 13 receptions, 101 yards. Next: Saturday, home vs. Arkansas.

Jermaine Green (Hernando), No. 9 Florida State (5-1), RB, 5-8, 170, So., No. 42

Green, out week-to-week while rehabilitating a partially torn knee ligament, did not play in FSU's 17-0 victory over Clemson. Season stats: 3 games, 24 carries, 124 yards rushing, 2 receptions, 18 yards. Next: Saturday, home vs. No. 16 Duke.

Marlin Green (Hernando), No. 9 Florida State (5-1), FS, 6-0, 190, Jr., No. 41

Green, a walk-on transfer, dressed for but did not play in FSU's victory over Clemson. Next: Saturday, home vs. No. 16 Duke.

Robert Harris (Hernando), Kentucky (1-5), DE, 6-4, 247, Sr., No. 92

Harris played as a reserve but recorded no statistics in Kentucky's 34-30 loss to Georgia. Season stats: 6 games, 7 tackles, 8 assists, 15 total, 1 fumble forced. Next: Saturday, home vs. Mississippi State.

Dwayne Mobley (Hernando), No. 5 Florida (5-1), RB, 5-10, 219, So., No. 23

Florida was idle Saturday. Season stats: 6 games, 8 carries, 44 yards, 1 reception, 13 yards, 1 fumble recovery. Next: Saturday, home vs. Georgia, nationally televised at 7 p.m. on ESPN.

Tony Roberts (Hernando), No. 23 Kansas State (4-2), WR, 5-9, 175, Jr., No. 85

Roberts did not play in Kansas State's 35-21 loss to No. 2 Colorado. Season stats: 1 game, 1 reception, 7 yards. Next: Saturday at Oklahoma.

NCAA DIVISION I-AA

Carlos Timmons (Hernando), No. 9 Eastern Kentucky (6-2), LB, 6-1, 234, Sr., No. 45

Timmons, a starter, had 8 solo tackles, 5 assists and deflected a pass in Eastern Kentucky's 23-3 victory over Tennessee Tech. Season stats: 8 games, 44 tackles, 26 assists, 70 total, 2 interceptions, 4 sacks, 1 safety. Next: Saturday, vs. Tennessee-Martin.

NAIA DIVISION II

Mike Garofano (Springstead), Culver-Stockton (Mo.) (1-6), OLB, 5-11, 200, So., No. 2

Garofano, a starter, was credited with three quarterback sacks, another three solo tackles and four assists as Culver-Stockton beat Graceland (Iowa) 24-0 for its first victory of the season. Season stats: 7 games, 11 tackles, 21 assists, 32 total, 3 sacks, 1 fumble recovery. Next: Saturday, vs. Central Methodist (Mo.).

Stefan Perea (Springstead), Culver-Stockton (Mo.) (1-6), ILB, 6-0, 245, So., No. 38

Perea had one solo tackle, one assist and one quarterback hurry in Culver-Stockton's victory over Graceland. Season stats: 5 games, 9 tackles, 12 assists, 21 total, 1 fumble recovery. Next: Saturday, vs. Central Methodist (Mo.).

REDSHIRTS

Redshirt candidates from Hernando County are defensive lineman Ed Chester (Florida, Springstead) and offensive lineman Derek Alvarez (Hernando, NCAA Division II Adams State of Colorado).

_ TIM BUCKLEY

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