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Dorsey says he will not slow down

Miami quarterback Ken Dorsey watched the tape of last weekend's Boston College game, pausing, rewinding and reviewing each of his career-high four interceptions.

Dorsey found things he might do differently, but emphasized the one thing he won't change.

"You don't have to worry about me getting gun-shy, that's for sure," Dorsey said. "I'm still going to throw the ball. You've got to take some risks, that's part of football. It's just a question of whether or not those risks pay off or not and when to take those risks _ that's something I'm still learning."

The No. 1 Hurricanes host No. 14 Syracuse on Saturday, a game that probably will decide the conference championship. It also will be an opportunity for Dorsey to redeem himself after his performance against the Eagles.

Dorsey was 20-for-41 for 222 yards against Boston College. He failed to throw a touchdown for the first time in 24 games.

SOUTH FLORIDA: With a bye week before the season finale Nov. 24 against Utah State, the team worked out for 90 minutes.

"We did some seven-on-seven (drills) with the (first string against the first string)," coach Jim Leavitt said. "We did some situational field goals with (kicker) Santiago (Gramatica) between 30 and 40 yards, and he was 4-of-4."

Defensive end Chris Daley (ankle) and quarterback Marquel Blackwell (toe) will not practice this week but should play against Utah State, Leavitt said. Running back Clenton Crossley, who missed Saturday's 48-17 win against Western Illinois with a sprained ankle, practiced Tuesday.

Also, offensive lineman Jimmy Fitts and middle linebacker Anthony Williams have been invited to play for Team Florida in the Gridiron Classic on Jan. 26 in Orlando.

CENTRAL FLORIDA: A storm forced the Knights to work out in the school gym, and coach Mike Kruczek was not pleased.

"Today was worthless, to be honest with you," Kruczek said. "Any time you have to go in the gym in that confined area, and it was a very small area to work in, it's really nonproductive as far as I'm concerned."

BETHUNE-COOKMAN: Senior running back Taji Parrish was named MEAC Offensive Player of the Week. He ran for 102 yards and two touchdowns, and had seven catches for 72 yards in a 29-18 defeat of Howard.

_ TIMES WIRES, PETE YOUNG

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