Florida OG Trenton Brown, S Keanu Neal out Saturday vs. Vanderbilt
Two Florida starters, offensive guard Trenton Brown and safety Keanu Neal, are out for this Saturday's game against Vanderbilt due to injuries, head coach Will Muschamp said Monday, according to the Associated Press' Mark Long.
Brown has a bone bruise on his knee and Neal has a high ankle sprain.
Brown was injured on the second offensive play of the Gators' win over rival Georgia on Saturday, though he later returned. Neal also left the game and was fitted for crutches.
A former junior college transfer, Brown started five games at right tackle last season in place of Tyler Moore, who went down with a season-ending injury, and took over the right guard job this season. Moore is expected to replace Brown at guard on Saturday.
Neal, a sophomore, is also in his first season as a full-time starter. He played in all 12 games as a true freshman last year.
Florida's 38-20 win over Georgia was its biggest win of the season, as the Gators used a dominant running game to pull off the upset. Florida rushed for over 400 yards as a team and Kelvin Taylor and Matt Jones had 197 and 192 rushing yards, respectively.
The victory may not only help save head coach Will Muschamp's job, but with the team now 4-3 overall and 3-3 in the SEC, it keeps the Gators' chances of winning the SEC East alive. Missouri is in first place in the division at 4-1.
Florida and Vanderbilt will kickoff from Vanderbilt Stadium at 7:30 p.m. ET. The game will be televised by SEC Network.