SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -Miami tight end Dedrick Epps didn't suit up for the Emerald Bowl on Saturday night because of a bruised leg.
Epps was the Hurricanes' fourth-leading receiver during the regular season with 22 catches, and was third with 304 yards receiving. He started 10 of 12 games during his junior season, catching two touchdown passes.
Epps' injury was another blow to the depth of the Hurricanes. The school suspended five players for violating team rules before its first bowl game under coach Randy Shannon, including starting quarterback Robert Marve.
Miami also suspended two backup tight ends - Richard Gordon and Tervaris Johnson - along with linebacker Jordan Futch and punt snapper Chris Ivory.
Chris Zellner, who caught six passes and started occasionally during the regular season, replaced Epps.

NCAAF Headlines

More inNCAAF News  

NCAAF Top Stories

Thumbnail Ohio St. vs. Penn St. Prediction Will No. 2 Ohio State be able to put up enough offense to hit the over when it takes on Penn State tonight...
Thumbnail Oklahoma vs. Texas Tech Prediction Will Texas Tech hang with Oklahoma when the two schools play in a shootout tonight at 8:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Michigan St. vs. Maryland Prediction Can Maryland find a way to upset a struggling Michigan State football team at home when they meet up...
Thumbnail Oregon State vs. Washington Prediction Will undefeated Washington run up the score enough to cover versus Oregon State this evening at 6:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Houston vs. SMU Prediction Will Houston cover the number versus SMU when the teams clash at 7:00PM ET tonight?
More inNCAAF Articles  

NCAAF Team Pages