FIU’s leading rusher, freshman Alex Gardner, will miss the Nov. 1 Rice game and is “very doubtful” for the Nov. 8 game at Old Dominion, FIU coach Ron Turner said Wednesday.
Gardner became the first true freshman in FIU history with three 100-yard rushing games during Saturday’s loss to Marshall. He went over 100 yards — to 104 — on his last carry, a 19-yarder. His absence will increase the workload for junior Anthon Samuel, junior Lamarq Caldwell and possibly freshman Napoleon Maxwell.
Sign Up and Save
Get six months of free digital access to the Miami Herald