The senior is considered ''day to day,'' according to a team spokesman.
Golden appeared on the field before the game wearing a gray shirt and black athletic shorts. He gave a hug to defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski while the rest of the position group participated in drills.
Golden entered the day ranked fifth nationally in both tackles for loss (6 1/2) and sacks (4.0). Teammate Shane Ray led the country with 7 1/2 tackles for loss and ranked third in sacks (5.0).
Redshirt freshman Charles Harris is making his first career start in place of Golden for the No. 18 Tigers (3-0).