'Pac-Man' Jones has sprained foot

Updated: November 3, 2004, 6:13 PM ET
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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 weekend."

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 place.

    "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 our leaders."

    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 State.

    "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 said.

    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 started.

    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 tackle.

  • 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.

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