RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina State safety Rakeim Ashford won’t play this weekend against No. 13 Notre Dame after he was taken off the field on a stretcher during the season-opening win at Connecticut, Coach Dave Doeren said Monday.

Ashford spent Thursday night in the hospital for tests before being released on Friday and returning to Raleigh. Doeren said Ashford will play again, but the timetable is uncertain.

“He’s probably going to need at least a week probably to shake that one off,” Doeren said. “I would equate that to a whiplash-type thing, so he’s pretty sore. We’ve just got to get the soreness out and get him back to who he was. He’ll play again and all that, we just don’t know how long it’s going to take.”

Ashford was hit late by a UConn player at the end of a kickoff return with 1:54 left in the third quarter. He went down and lay motionless for about 10 minutes as both teams knelt and watched emergency crews work on him. The Huskies’ Isiah Davis was called for unnecessary roughness for the blindside hit on the play.

GEORGIA: Former Georgia and NFL linebacker Jarvis Jones, who now works on the football staff at his alma mater, was arrested for speeding and reckless driving ahead of the Bulldogs’ season opener, police said.

Jones’ arrest late Friday is the latest driving investigation to tarnish the two-time reigning national champions, who have struggled to deal with the issue since a high-speed crash killed offensive lineman Devin Willock and recruiting staffer Chandler LeCroy on Jan. 15, just hours after a celebratory parade through Athens.


The 33-year-old Jones is player coordinator for the Bulldogs. He played at Georgia from 2010-12 under former coach Mark Richt, setting school records for sacks in a season (14.5) and tackles for loss (24.5) that still stand.

BAYLOR: The Bears will be without starting quarterback Blake Shapen for at least two to three weeks because of an MCL injury suffered in the season-opening upset loss to Texas State, meaning he will miss Saturday’s home game against 14th-ranked Utah.

Bears Coach Dave Aranda updated Shapen’s status during his weekly availability Monday, a day after the quarterback had an MRI. The coach said starting safety Devin Lemear also would be out two to three weeks with a dislocated elbow.


SOUTHERN MAINE 1, CURRY 1: Will Smith scored in the first half and the Huskies (1-0-1) played to a draw with the Colonels (1-0-1) in Milton, Massachusetts.

Richard Savage scored in the second half for Curry College.

Simon Gabaree had six saves for Southern Maine, while Brendan Cunningham had fives saves for Curry.

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