Thursday, September 9, 2010
Non-AQ news and notes roundup
By Andrea Adelson
News and notes from the non-AQ schools:
"BYU freshman wide receiver Ross Apo dislocated his left index finger during practice Wednesday and had surgery. He is expected to be out about six weeks. Apo did not have a catch in the opener against Washington last week.
"ULM will start Jyruss Edwards at running back when the Warhawks open their season Saturday night against No. 14 Arkansas. Edwards had been listed as the No. 2 running back behind Frank Goodin throughout the fall. But Goodin's snaps have been limited in practice because of an undisclosed injury, so he will come into the game off the bench. Goodin is 874 yards away from setting the school's all-time rushing record.
"Hawaii will start Bryant Moniz at quarterback on Saturday against Army. Moniz took a hard hit against USC in the third quarter last week and missed the rest of the game. He sat out several practices earlier in the week, but has been cleared to play.
"UTEP welcomes back receiver Evan Davis, punt/kickoff returner Marlon McClure and cornerback Travaun Nixon for the game against Houston on Friday. Nixon and McClure missed the season opener, serving a suspension for violating team rules. Davis sat out following his arrest in a domestic situation with his girlfriend.
"Louisiana Tech will start Colby Cameron at quarterback against Texas A&M, marking his first career start. Cameron replaces Ross Jenkins, who struggled in the opener against Grambling State. Cameron also played in the 20-6 win.
In other Bulldogs news, receiver Tim Molton was reinstated to the football team, but R.P. Stuart, Kiamni Washington and Cruz Williams have been dismissed from the team. All four had been serving suspensions for violating team rules. In addition, defensive lineman Jared Barron has quit the team.
"Navy receiver Mike Schupp tore the ACL in his right knee, and right tackle Matt Molloy suffered a concussion in the game against Maryland. Coach Ken Niumatalolo said it was possible Schupp could return in time for the Dec. 11 game against Army, and in the bowl game if Navy is eligible. Molloy has suffered concussions in the past, and must decide whether he wants to continue playing football.