After emphatic debut, Daniels sidelined with groin tweak

After emphatic debut, Daniels sidelined with groin tweak
August 31, 2013, 7:45 pm
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame wide receiver DaVaris Daniels caught the first two touchdowns of his career, but watched from the sidelines for the majority of his team's 28-6 win over Temple on Saturday.

Daniels suffered a mild groin strain early in the second quarter, when he beat his man on a fade toward the end zone but pulled up lame just as the ball fluttered to the ground a few feet from him.

He spent the rest of the game trying to work his tweak out on the sidelines and riding a stationary bike.

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Coach Brian Kelly said Daniels could've played, but didn't want to risk it given his team's wide receiver depth.

"We wanted to make sure we did not put him in a position where it could have been worse, and make sure that he's a hundred percent for next week," Kelly said.

Daniels finished with three catches for 69 yards in the game.