Fifth-year senior running back Anthon Samuel and sophomore safety Niko Gonzalez both sat out practice Tuesday, although coach Ron Turner called each a case of being cautious with the player.
Samuel, on crutches with a raised left foot, has an ankle sprain. Gonzalez, who missed two games with a stinger, had “mild concussion symptoms.”
If Samuel’s out Saturday against FAU, freshman Anthony Jones likely would back up sophomore Alex Gardner.
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The heads of the St. Petersburg Bowl, the Popeye’s Bahamas Bowl and the Miami Beach Bowl attended FIU’s 41-12 rout of Old Dominion. On the committee of the Miami Beach Bowl, which will take a Conference USA team this year: FIU athletic director Pete Garcia.