West Virginia: Cornerback Adam
"Pac-Man" Jones' status for Saturday's home game against Temple
is uncertain because he has a sprained foot.
Jones suffered the injury in the first half of the Mountaineers'
35-30 win at Rutgers on Saturday.
Coach Rich Rodriguez said, "Hopefully, he'll be OK for the
Jones is a junior. He leads the team with three interceptions,
is second with 47 tackles, and has broken up five other passes. He
also is the Mountaineers' top kick returner and leads the Big East
in punt returns with a 16.2-yard average. He is fourth in
the conference in kickoff returns with 24.8.
Jones has not missed a game since the 2002 season.
Freshman Antonio Lewis, a backup cornerback, has an ankle sprain and could miss his second straight game.
Penn State: Safety Andrew Guman has a
partially collapsed lung and will not play against Northwestern on
Saturday. Guman is second on the team with 57 tackles, including a
team-best 38 solo tackles. Paul Cronin likely will start in his
"It's too bad. He played a heck of a football game Saturday,"
coach Joe Paterno said. "He has been playing well and is one of
Penn State athletics spokesman Jeff Nelson said Wednesday that
one of Guman's lungs was operating about 15 percent below regular
capacity. It was unclear when Guman might play again.
Guman, the son of former Penn State and NFL running back Mike
Guman, was injured Saturday in Penn State's 21-10 loss at Ohio
"Guman got a very different kind of injury," Paterno said.
"He got a good shot in the chest, and he couldn't breathe. The
first thing you knew he was coughing up water. There were big
concerns about him."
LSU: Surgery to repair a torn tendon in Ben Wilkerson's left knee was successful, coach Nick Saban said. Wilkerson will miss the final three regular-season games and a
bowl game, but he should be fine for next spring's NFL draft, Saban
Wilkerson was injured on the last play of LSU's 24-7 victory
Saturday over Vanderbilt. A senior from Hemphill, Texas, Wilkerson started 41 of LSU's
last 44 games. The Tigers were 33-8 in the games Wilkerson
Wilkerson's recovery time should be three to four months and the
injury shouldn't affect his draft status, Saban said.
Saban expects offensive guard Rudy Niswanger to take over at
center. He'll be backed up by Doug Planchard.
Saban said he will see this week how Nate Livings looks at right
guard where Niswanger used to start with Brian Johnson at right
LSU strong safety Jessie Daniels injured his
left wrist against Vanderbilt and will sit out of practice until
Monday. Saban said that Daniels had a pin inserted in the wrist but
that he expects him to play Nov. 13 against Alabama.
Boise State: Thanks to a television time change, Boise State (No. 15 ESPN/USA Today, No. 16 AP) and San Jose State will get up very early for their game Nov. 13. The game has been moved up five hours to start at 9 a.m. PT.
The Broncos (8-0), who have a bye this week, will go for their
20th straight victory against the Spartans. Boise State has the
longest winning streak in Division I.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.