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FSU: BLOCKING WAS BEST

TALLAHASSEE - Two days after FSU rushed for 313 yards - the program's most since 2002 - against BYU, offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher praised all of the team's blocking.

"Our perimeter blocking was much better," he said. "We blocked well on the outside with our receivers and our backs which, in the Jacksonville State game, the line was taking some of the blame for some of the things that went on. It's a combination of all those things when you're running the football to get up there and do it (effectively)."

Orlando Sentinel

UM: Harris honored

CORAL GABLES - Quarterback Jacory Harris was named the ACC's top offensive back of the week for the second time in three weeks. Harris completed 20 of 25 passes for 270 yards and three touchdowns for No.9 Miami against Georgia Tech, as UM won to snap a four-game skid in the series.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

UCF: WR still hobbled

ORLANDO - Sophomore receiver Brian Watters, who sprained a toe this month against Southern Miss, is expected to miss Saturday's game against East Carolina.

Orlando Sentinel

Around the nation

ARKANSAS: Linebacker Jerry Franklin is expected to start this weekend at No.3 Alabama after being ejected Saturday when he was called for simultaneous personal fouls in the second quarter against Georgia.

MICHIGAN: Coach Rich Rodriguez said center David Molk (broken foot) was scheduled for surgery and is expected to miss four to six weeks.

TEXAS: Senior middle linebacker Jared Norton will have season-ending surgery on his right shoulder.

Information from Times wires was used in this report. For news on other sports from our instate colleges, go to tampabay.com/sports and click on More Sports.

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