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September 10, 2012
Notebook: Griffin lost for season
The hits keep on coming for Bulls receiver Sterling Griffin, who is expected to miss the rest of the 2010 season with a right knee injury suffered during USF's win against Nevada on Saturday.
Griffin, one of USF's top receivers, missed the entire 2010 season with a broken ankle, and was on pace to have a career year last season until another ankle injury sidelined him for the last four games.
"It's really unfortunate," Holtz said. "It did not look like much on film. It was on the takeoff down on our sideline which (Nevada) was called for pass interference. His knee just buckled the wrong way and he will miss the remainder of the season."
Though Griffin is undoubtedly a big loss for the Bulls, wide receiver one of the deepest positions on the team. Sophomore Andre Davis appears to be the go-to guy with Griffin now absent, and touted freshman D'Vario Montgomery should see more reps moving forward. Sophomore Chris Dunkley, a transfer from Florida, caught his first pass as a Bull on Saturday and also reeled in a 52-yard touchdown from B.J. Daniels to cut the score to 31-26 late in the fourth quarter.
Griffin is eligible for a medical redshirt.
Davis honored after record day
Davis was named Big East Offensive Player of the Week after catching 12 passes for 191 yards and the game-winning touchdown with :38 left against Nevada. The 12 catches and 191 yards are both school records, and Davis also caught a 52-yard touchdown pass from Daniels in the first quarter.
"Andre has done it all spring. All summer we've been working on the deep ball," Daniels said. "Saturday he just had the opportunity to show what he's been working on."
Safety JaQuez Jenkins (back), cornerback Kavyon Webster (leg), and running back Marcus Shaw (ankle) are all uncertain for Thursday's game against Rutgers Shaw didn't play Saturday, giving way to senior Lindsey Lamar, who had a monster game with 85 yards on 8 carries and a score Senior linebacker Sam Barrington was named to the Big East honor roll after forcing two fumbles on Saturday.