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Tech hoping for Moore help

Tech receiver Darrin Moore Tech receiver Darrin Moore

With a potential 1000-yard rusher now out for the season, Tech needs all hands on deck for the offense going forward. Monday, head coach Tommy Tuberville said even with injuries to the receiving corps and now their leading rusher, the Red Raider offense was "in good shape."

One reason why? Junior wide receiver Darrin Moore will more than likely be back this week against Kansas State.

"We were planning on playing him[last week versus Texas A&M] on goal line situations," Tuberville told reporters at this week's media luncheon. "I'd say right now he's probably 90-95 percent, and he'll get better as the week goes on."

Moore missed most of the Nevada game, after injuring his knee and ankle, as well as last week's game against A&M. Even so, the big play wideout still leads the team in receptions, receiving yards, and average yards-per-game.

However, junior receiver Alex Torres stepped in to fill Moore's shoes against the Aggies, catching eight passes for 111 yards and a touchdown.

"[Moore will] practice," added Tuberville. "Torres did awful well, I'm not going to put someone in there who's three-quarters speed when you got a guy like Alex Torres who can catch the ball."

"The ball's in [Moore's] court, and if he can come out and show he can go....but we're not going to make a change just to say he's coming back."

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