GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida will be without quarterback John Brantley at No. 24 Auburn on Saturday.
Coach Will Muschamp ruled Brantley out Monday, meaning the Gators will be without their starter for a second consecutive week.
Brantley missed last week’s 41-11 loss at top-ranked LSU because of a badly sprained right ankle. Freshman Jacoby Brissett started in his place and completed 8 of 14 passes for 94 yards, with a touchdown and two interceptions.
Muschamp says Brissett will practice as the starter this week, but fellow freshman Jeff Driskel could get back in the mix. Driskel, who earned the backup job during fall practice, missed the LSU game because of a sprained ankle. He has completed 44 percent of his passes for 73 yards, with no touchdowns and two interceptions.