The Florida Gators were hobbled going into their matchup against the Missouri Tigers on Saturday, and some of the players who tried to gut it out were eventually forced to leave the game. Offensive guard James Wilson had a knee injury coming in and had to leave the game. Florida's other starting guard, Jon Halapio, had to be helped off the field after injuring his leg.
Kicker Caleb Sturgis tried to play despite an injured ankle on his kicking foot, but head coach Will Muschamp pulled him after his first field goal attempt from 47 yards was blocked. Muschamp said the blocked field goal wasn't a protection issue on the part of the Gators, rather the kick was just low.
Other injuries in the area included Miami's Deon Bush (shoulder) and Denzel Perryman (ankle), who missed the entire second half of Thursday's game against Virginia Tech. Though Perryman played in the first half and recorded three tackles, he was still suffering from an injury that occurred in practice earlier in the week.
South Florida ended its school-record six-game losing streak, but not before quarterback B.J. Daniels left in the fourth quarter with an injury. The Bulls defeated UConn, 13-6.