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FIU Panthers hurting at safety

Sophomore safety Niko Gonzalez left Saturday’s game against North Carolina Central shortly after getting his first collegiate interception and is doubtful for Saturday.

Gonzalez sustained a stinger on an earlier tackle, FIU coach Ron Turner said, and later aggravated it.

The scary concussion junior safety Wilkenson Myrtil sustained Saturday means FIU likely will start two of these three players Saturday against Louisiana Tech: Redshirt junior Jordan Davis, freshman Tyree Johnson and redshirt sophomore Xavier Hines.

▪ Warning to the Louisiana Tech stat crew: Get out your binoculars. The gold numbers on FIU’s all-white uniforms can be difficult to read. On the official play-by-play of FIU’s loss to Indiana, a play is described as Alex McGough throwing incomplete to Leonard Washington, who is a 305-pound defensive tackle.