GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Their absence didn't hurt the Gators in the season opener.
Their return won't hurt at Miami.
The 10th-ranked Gators face an early season test when they visit the Hurricanes on Saturday in a rivalry that dates back to 1938.
Three key starters who missed Florida's 24-6 win over Toledo return for the sold-out game at Sun Life Stadium: running back Matt Jones, middle linebacker Antonio Morrison and cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy. Reserve defensive tackle Darious Cummings is also expected to make his Gators debut.
Jones missed all of fall camp due to a serious viral infection. Meanwhile, Morrison, Purifoy and Cummings served one-game suspensions and were unavailable.
With Jones out, redshirt junior Mack Brown took advantage of an opportunity to start and put together a career day, rushing for a career-high 112 yards and two touchdowns.
Jones is listed atop the depth chart entering Saturday's game but Florida head coach Will Muschamp said Monday that the 6-foot-2, ...