Sexton's ankle OK

Injury ruled a minor sprain

Robbi PickeralSeptember 7, 2009 

Former North Carolina quarterback Cameron Sexton's ankle injury is only a minor sprain, his father said Sunday night. Brent Sexton said he wasn't certain whether his son, now the starter at Division II Catawba, will be able to practice this week, but he will play again this season

"Cam is in good spirits, and we're just all thankful it wasn't anything more serious," Brent Sexton said.

Sexton was injured on the third offensive play of Catawba's game against Fayetteville State on Saturday. After icing down his right ankle, he left for Chapel Hill at halftime. He wanted to be looked at by Tar Heels orthopedic surgeon Tim Taft, who performed surgery on that ankle when Sexton was a freshman. Brent Sexton said there was no swelling, and the prognosis is good.

More football

Bowden faces old nemesis: Bobby Bowden has just about everything he ever wanted, with nearly 400 wins, two national titles and more ACC rings than fingers.

And still, one opponent makes him wonder about the ones that got away.

"Woulda gotten more, too," the Florida State coach said, "if not for Miami."

Bowden will take on the Hurricanes in Tallahassee, Fla., for perhaps the final time tonight (8 p.m., ESPN).

Late Saturday

No. 1 Florida 62, Charleston Southern 3: Tim Tebow accounted for two TDs and Chris Rainey and Jeff Demps had TD runs for host Florida.

No. 2 Texas 59, Louisiana-Monroe 20: Colt McCoy passed for 317 yards and two touchdowns for host Texas.

No. 20 BYU 14, No. 3 Oklahoma 13: With Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford knocked out the game with a first-half shoulder injury, BYU upset Oklahoma at Arlington, Texas.

No. 5 Alabama 34, No. 7 Virginia Tech 24: Alabama overcame a 98-yard kickoff return and two costly turnovers, wearing down Virginia Tech in the final quarter at Atlanta.

No. 11 LSU 31, Washington 23: Jordan Jefferson threw three TD passes as LSU spoiled coach Steve Sarkisian's Huskies debut.

No. 12 California 52, Maryland 13: Jahvid Best ran 73 yards for one of his two first-quarter touchdowns as host Cal avenged an early-season loss to the Terps last season.

No. 24 Nebraska 49, Florida Atlantic 3: Roy Helu Jr. ran for three TDs for host Nebraska.

No. 25 Kansas 49, Northern Colorado 3: Kansas won before the biggest home crowd in school history (53,530).

The Associated Press

Sunday's results

Men's soccer

Wake Forest 2, Indiana 1: Sean Randolph's second-half goal lifted No. 3 Wake Forest (2-0-1) over No. 7 Indiana.

North Carolina 4, Evansville 0: Cameron Brown scored two goals as host No. 1 North Carolina (2-0-1) rolled.

Duke2, Denver 0: Cole Grosshad a goal and assist to lead host Duke (3-0).

N.C. State 1, Columbia 0: Chris Zuerner scored the lone goal for the Pack (3-0).

Women's soccer

Wake Forest 4, East Carolina 0: Jill Hutchinson scored two goals and added an assist to lead the host No. 17 Deacons (6-0) past the Pirates (3-1).

North Carolina 1, Marquette 0: Freshman Alyssa Rich's goal lifted No. 1 UNC (5-0) to a win at South Bend, Ind.

Meredith 3, Agnes Scott 0: Kristy Knight, Kimberly Williams and Alex Calvert scored for host Meredith (2-0-1).

Field hockey

Duke 4, St. Joseph's 3 (OT): Tara Jennings scored in the 84th minute to give visiting Duke (3-1) the victory.

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