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Mike James to miss USF game

The injury report is out and the Hurricanes will be down a running back when they face South Florida in their regular season finale Saturday.

According to the injury report released, Mike James will sit out because of illness. James is third on the team in rushing with 394 yards on 66 carries. He's scored three rushing touchdowns.

Defensive end Marcus Robinson, who has five tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks this season, had season-ending surgery on his knee and is out the rest of the season.

Also out because of illness: backup middle linebacker Kelvin Cain, who has been sick for about a week, coach Randy Shannon said Wednesday. Defensive back Lee Chambers, special teams standout Cory Nelms and defensive tackle Curtis Porter will also not play this week. All have lower extremity injuries.

Defensive end Andre Smith is listed as probable with a lower extremity injury.