UCF QB Calabrese Out For Season With Knee Injury

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Central Florida's two-quarterback rotation is now a man short.

UCF coach George O'Leary said Tuesday that junior Rob Calabrese has a torn ligament in his left knee that will require season-ending surgery. Calabrese was injured during a 2-yard touchdown run in the Knights' win at Marshall last week.

Calabrese started the first two games of the season. But UCF then switched to a two-quarterback system with freshman Jeff Godfrey taking over the starting role.

Stanford junior transfer L.D. Crow will move into the backup spot. Redshirt freshman Nico Flores will serve as the third-string quarterback.

UCF is 4-2 this season and 2-0 in Conference USA. The Knights host Rice on Saturday.

UCF will host East Carolina October 30th. A game you can see live on WITN at 3:30pm.

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  • by KC on Oct 21, 2010 at 10:06 PM
    It will be a dog fight next week. Go Pirates!
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Oct 21, 2010 at 06:54 AM
    To Anonymous, you will have your Black Knights fall to us for the 5th time in a row and go to 1-9 all time against the ECU pirates. We beat N.C. State and you guys could'nt beat them. We won at Southern Miss who is a better team than you guys. Go Pirates!
  • by SH Location: Atlantic Beach on Oct 20, 2010 at 05:14 PM
    Check out UCF fans already talking about playing Florida in the Libert Bowl. http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/sports_college_ucf/2010/10/do-you-want-to-see-ucf-play-florida-in-the-liberty-bowl.html#comments
  • by Anonymous Location: KNIGHT on Oct 20, 2010 at 03:57 PM
    We are going to roll you scrubs at home. We should make our homecoming agaisnt you.
  • by SH Location: Atlantic Beach on Oct 20, 2010 at 09:40 AM
    UCF fans are already talking about running the table and winning the East Division and defeating SMU in the C-USA Championship game. I am sorry for this QB's injury but their local media listed him as a reserve and will not slow down their goal for a championship. Like Southern Miss the road to their goal goes through ECU. They will bring their A game, I hope we do the same!
  • by yo on Oct 20, 2010 at 09:16 AM
    WITN usually takes a decade or so to update pictures. I believe they dug into the 80's to find that Syracuse picture from a few weeks ago, and the NC State logo is always out of date.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Oct 20, 2010 at 07:39 AM
    Wow that's going to put a bind to UCF.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 20, 2010 at 06:02 AM
    Can you post a picture of what our stadium really looks like. Is it that hard WITN.....
  • by KC on Oct 19, 2010 at 09:11 PM
    I guess that it is the nature of the game. Knee injury is pretty sad for any athletes.

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