Florida QB Brantley to miss LSU game
Roundup: Illinois suspends LB Brown for conduct vs. Wildcats
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- No. 17 Florida will be without quarterback John Brantley at top-ranked LSU on Saturday.
Gators coach Will Muschamp says Brantley has a lower leg injury that won’t require surgery and will be sidelined at least a week. Muschamp says he will update Brantley’s status every Monday.
Freshman Jeff Driskel is expected to start against the Tigers, but Muschamp says fellow freshmen Jacoby Brissett and Tyler Murphy will get repetitions in practice this week.
Brantley injured his leg on a sack late in the first half of Saturday night’s 38-10 loss to Alabama. He was helped to the locker room and did not return.
Brantley, a fifth-year senior, has completed 62 percent of his passes for 518 yards, with four touchdowns and an interception.
No. 19 Illinois suspends LB Brown for one game
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- No. 19 Illinois has suspended sophomore linebacker Jonathan Brown for Saturday’s game at Indiana after he appeared to intentionally knee a Northwestern player during the Illini’s victory this weekend.
Coach Ron Zook says the team is "extremely disappointed" in Brown’s actions. He says Brown got caught up in the moment and made a mistake.
Brown, who was flagged twice for unsportsmanlike conduct during the game, issued an apology Monday to Northwestern, his teammates and fans.
He is tied for second on the team with 30 tackles. Earlier this season, Brown was named Big Ten defensive player of the week after making seven tackles and 1.5 sacks in beating then-No. 22 Arizona State. He also had an interception and forced another.
Texas safety Scott injures wrist, out indefinitely
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas senior safety Christian Scott is out indefinitely with a right wrist injury.
Texas athletic trainer Kenny Boyd says Scott was hurt in Saturday’s win against Iowa State. Boyd says Scott will continue to be evaluated but is out indefinitely.
The injury further hurts Texas’ depth in the secondary as the No. 11 Longhorns (4-0) prepare to play No. 3 Oklahoma (4-0) on Saturday. Another safety, Nolan Brewster, recently gave up football because of concussions and migraine headaches.
Scott missed the first three games due to suspension after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor assault charge.