COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina center Alan Knott is expected to miss several weeks after spraining his ankle during a loss to No. 7 Georgia.
Coach Steve Spurrier said Sunday that because of the high left ankle sprain freshman Zack Bailey will start when South Carolina (1-2) plays Central Florida (0-3) on Saturday.
Knott is a third-year sophomore who started eight games last season. He started the first three games this year before getting hurt. Knott's loss means the quarterback-center combo that South Carolina had entering the year are sidelined for extended periods.
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