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Miami Tailback Moss Knocked Out of Game

November 6, 2005

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) _ Miami tailback Tyrone Moss was knocked out of the fifth-ranked Hurricanes’ game at No. 3 Virginia Tech in the first quarter with a sprained left knee.

The Hurricanes also lost punt returner and cornerback Devin Hester to a strained left hamstring, and briefly were without quarterback Kyle Wright in the first half.

Moss, coming off a career-best 195-yard, four-touchdown performance in Miami’s 34-16 victory at North Carolina last Saturday, was hurt late in the first quarter at the start of an 82-yard, 17-play touchdown drive. He was replaced by Charlie Jones, who carried five times in the drive, including a 1-yard run to give Miami a 10-0 lead.

Wright was shaken up by a helmet-to-helmet hit from defensive end Darryl Tapp on an incomplete pass. Tapp was called for a personal foul, giving the Hurricanes a first-and-goal at the Hokies’ 7, and Jones took it in four plays later.

Kirby Freeman came on the replace Wright for the rest of the scoring drive and the next possession, but Wright returned after that showing no effects of the hit.

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