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Blake Barnett won’t play in ‘War on I-4’

The junior quarterback will be sidelined for the second time in the last three games
USF quarterback Blake Barnett (11) throws in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Tulsa in Tulsa, Okla., Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) OKSO104
USF quarterback Blake Barnett (11) throws in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Tulsa in Tulsa, Okla., Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) OKSO104
Published Nov. 23, 2018
Updated Nov. 23, 2018

TAMPA — USF junior QB Blake Barnett is not suited up for today's showdown against UCF, the second time in three games he has been sidelined by an injury.

Third-year sophomore Chris Oladokun, a Sickles High alumnus, is expected to make his second career start today at Raymond James Stadium.  Kickoff is at 4:15 p.m.

Barnett, third in the American Athletic Conference in total offense (280.6 ypg), injured his ankle in the second quarter of last week's 27-17 loss at Temple, but completed the game. He also re-aggravated a shoulder injury that kept him sidelined for the Bulls' loss at Cincinnati two weeks ago.

Oladokun started against the Bearcats, finishing 10-for-22 for 165 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. He enters today's game 12-for-27 (44.4 percent) for 190 yards.

DB Bentlee Sanders and DT Kevin Bronson also aren't suited up today for the Bulls.