Baker’s Suspension Lifted

October 18, 2012 · By · Filed Under Football 
Baker and Jones

Coach Jones looks on as Demetre Baker looks to the sideline before blocking for a field goal attempt.

South Alabama running back Demetre Baker, the teams leading rusher, had his suspension lifted today. Baker was suspended last week by head coach Joey Jones after a violation of team rules. Baker will be available to play on Saturday against Florida Atlantic.

Baker’s 294 yards rushing leads the team in that category. He averages 4.4 yards per carry and has one touchdown on the season. Quarterback C.J. Bennett second on the team in rushing with 134 yards but did not play. Kendall Houston started in Baker’s place and rushed 18 times for 36 yards against Arkansas State to bring up his season total to 130 yards, four yards behind Bennett for second place on the team. Redshirt freshman Terrance Timmons saw action in Jonesboro and was the teams leading rusher with 43 yards.

Jones had said on his radio show that “the ball is in his court” earlier this week when asked if he would be allowed to participate against FAU.

Also the team received the results of Ucambre Williams’ MRI and it did not bear good news. Williams has a torn ACL and will miss the remainder of the season. Williams was the starting left tackle for the Jaguars. With Williams injury and Shaun Artz ailing back, transfer offensive lineman James Elliot may see playing time against FAU. Elliot was granted a hardship waiver by the NCAA and will not have to sit out this season for transferring.


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