Iliana Limon Romero and Paul Tenorio talk about UCF's match-up against Temple.
UCF wide receiver Breshad Perriman will not play today at Temple.
The sophomore did not travel with the team as he continues to recover from a head injury suffered in the Knights’ 19-14 win over Houston last week. Perriman based his baseline testing, UCF coach George O’Leary said, but is being held out as a precaution.
Perriman is tied for second on the team with 27 receptions for a team-high 567 yards and one touchdown.
The sophomore was injured when he was hit going across the middle of the field against the Cougars. Houston senior defensive back Zack McMillian was ejected for targeting on the play, and Perriman was taken off the field on a stretcher and transported to a local hospital.
O’Leary said this week that Perriman had been cleared to practice.
The loss of Perriman likely means an increased role for Josh Reese, though wide receiver is the Knights’ deepest position. Rannell Hall (31 rec., 480 yds.), J.J. Worton (21 rec., 321 yds.) and Jeff Godfrey (27 rec., 244 yds.) are all available.
Temple has one of the country’s worst pass defenses, giving up 322.2 yards per game, with a pass efficiency defense of 153.98 – ranked 108th in the country.