Mopeds Gone Wild: UK's Locke breaks arm in accident

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Earlier this year, Minnesota linebacker Gary Tinsley was charged with, among other things, two felony counts following a high-speed chase involving a moped.

In May and June of 2009, an Iowa offensive lineman and a Clemson offensive lineman were hit with alcohol-related driving charges — involving a moped.

Now, the evils of the scourge on society known as “The Moped” has reared its ugly head yet again, albeit not in a law-breaking way.

Running back Derrick Locke, the Louisville Courier-Journal reports, suffered a broken left forearm in an accident involving a moped.

“He was on his moped last night,” UK spokesman Tony Neely told the paper. “He lost his balance. He was reaching down, caught himself with his left hand. In the process he sustained a slight break in the ulna bone of his left forearm, near his wrist.”

At this time, Neely added, surgery will not be required.  Instead, Locke will have his arm in a splint for the next four weeks.  Barring any type of setback — i.e. surgery — Locke will have plenty of time to recover before the start of summer camp in early August.

Last season, Locke was an all-purpose machine for the Wildcats, leading the team with 907 yards and six touchdowns, and 639 yards returning kickoffs with yet another score.  His 31 catches, 284 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns were all good for third on the team.

All told, Locke’s total of 152.5 yards per game was good for second in the SEC.

Malzahn not ready to name Sean White Auburn’s starter vs. Kentucky just yet

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Auburn got back in the win column after two straight losses. While winning a game must have felt nice, head coach Gus Malzahn  is not prepared to say whether or not Sean White will be the team’s starting quarterback moving forward.

“I thought he competed; he did some good things,” Malzahn said after the game Saturday, per “We’ll take this thing week-to-week like we’ve been doing it. We’re starting to kind of get good answers to the questions that we needed.”

White replaced Jeremy Johnson at quarterback last week against Mississippi State. Johnson, a preseason Heisman favorite for some, struggled out of the gate of the season with six interceptions thrown and a lost fumble. That forced Malzahn to make a change at quarterback after a woeful performance against FCS Jacksonville State and a loss to LSU. White lost his first game as a starter against Mississippi State but the offense has been marginally better. White has yet to throw a touchdown pass in his first two starts.

Against San Jose State, White completed six of 10 pass attempts for 1087 yards. Auburn’s running game is what helped push the Tigers by the Spartans, with Peyton Barber scoring all five touchdowns in the 35-21 victory. Auburn’s next game is in two weeks against Kentucky, on Thursday, October 15 in Lexington.

Big changes in AP poll, but Ohio State still comfortable on top

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The Ohio State Buckeyes remain atop the AP Top 25 this week, but the Big 12’s top contenders have bumped Michigan State down two spots. No. 2 TCU picked up five first-place votes and managed to stay ahead of No. 3 Baylor despite the Bears getting 10 first-place votes.

No. 5 Utah picked up seven first-place votes and No. 9 Texas A&M received the last first-place vote available. The big mover in this week’s AP poll was No. 11 Florida, with the Gators jumping 14 spots in the poll after dismantling Ole Miss Saturday night. The Rebels dropped from No. 3 down to No. 14. No. 15 Notre Dame fell nine spots after losing at No. 6 Clemson. No. 19 Georgia also tumbled this week, down 11 spots after being blown out at home by Alabama. It was also a rough week for No. 20 UCLA, falling 13 spots after losing to Arizona State at home.

New teams in the AP poll this week include No. 22 Iowa, No. 24 Toledo and No. 25 Boise State. Iowa and Boise State also made appearances in the coaches poll earlier today, but Toledo did not. Memphis appears in the coach spill but is the third team in its own conference in the others receiving votes category, behind Houston and Temple. Memphis tied with division foe Navy in that category as well.

  1. Ohio State (38 first-place votes)
  2. TCU (5)
  3. Baylor (10)
  4. Michigan State
  5. Utah (7)
  6. Clemson
  7. LSU
  8. Alabama
  9. Texas A&M (1)
  10. Oklahoma
  11. Florida
  12. Florida State
  13. Northwestern
  14. Ole Miss
  15. Notre Dame
  16. Stanford
  17. USC
  18. Michigan
  19. Georgia
  20. UCLA
  21. Oklahoma State
  22. Iowa
  23. Cal
  24. Toledo
  25. Boise State