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October 29, 2012

Gators injuries: Patton out for the year; McCray, Jacobs, Nixon, Wilson updates

Wide receiver Solomon Patton is out for the season after suffering a broken upper arm in Saturday's loss to Georgia, coach Will Muschamp confirmed on Monday.

Patton's arm was trapped underneath his body as he was tackled around the neck by Bulldogs safety Shawn Williams on a fourth-and-1 jet sweep in the first half Saturday. Patton was the team's third-leading rusher with 14 carries for 140 yards. He also had one catch for 17 yards. Muschamp said he will return in the spring, seemingly ruling out any chance of playing in a bowl game in about eight weeks.

Defensive tackle Damien Jacobs (hip) could return to practice on Tuesday, Muschamp said. "I think he will, based on the report I got this morning," Muschamp said. Jacobs did not travel to Jacksonville for Saturday's game.

Buck linebacker Lerentee McCray (ankle) is probable for Saturday's game against Missouri but will not practice until Wednesday, Muschamp said.

Offensive linemen Xavier Nixon and James Wilson both twisted a knee in Saturday's loss and should return to practice on Tuesday, Muschamp said.


UF falls in BCS, other polls; time set for Missouri game

After falling to Georgia 17-9 on Saturday, Florida fell from No. 2 to No. 7 when the new Bowl Championship Series standings were released Sunday.

The Gators dropped from No. 3 to No. 8. in the USA Today/Coaches Poll, the AP Top 25 and the Harris Poll.

In the BCS, the Bulldogs moved up from No. 10 to No. 6, while LSU, which UF defeated on Oct. 6, is now No. 5. Alabama retains the top spot and is followed by new No. 2 Kansas State, No. 3 Notre Dame and No. 4 Oregon. The strength of the Irish's win over Oklahoma has them ranked first overall and no lower than second in all the computer polls and helped propel them past Oregon.

No. 7 South Carolina, No. 8 Florida State and No. 9 Louisville round out the BCS Top 10.

Early kick this Saturday

Florida's game against Missouri at home this Saturday will kick off at 12 p.m. eastern and be televised on ESPN2. It will be the earliest the Gators have played this season and only the second game to kick off before 3:30 p.m.

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