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The worst game of John Brantley's career ended with an injury.
Florida's senior quarterback was knocked out of Saturday's game against rival Florida State with an apparent concussion. It happened after Brantley threw three interceptions, two of which led to touchdowns for the Seminoles.
Brantley was sandwiched between two defenders just after releasing a pass late in the second quarter. He stayed on the ground, slipped off his helmet and eventually walked off the field with help from trainers. He was seemingly on the receiving end of helmet-to-helmet contact, which also caused bleeding to his left cheek.
Jacoby Brissett replaced Brantley.
Possibly more serious, Gators linebacker Darrin Kitchens was injured on the opening kickoff of the second half. He was strapped to a backboard and carted to the locker room.
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. As he was introduced on Senior Day, Gators starting quarterback John Brantley received one of the loudest ovations of his career.
It was undoubtedly a special moment for Brantley and his family, whose long history with Florida football is well-documented.
Unfortunately for Brantley, running onto the field to a huge ovation turned out to be the highlight of his...
Florida linebacker Darrin Kitchens has been released from a hospital after being diagnosed with a concussion.
The sophomore from Homestead was injured on a kickoff during Saturday night's loss against rival Florida State. He was strapped to a backboard, carted off the field and taken by ambulance to Shands Hospital for evaluation.
The helmet-to-helmet hit left him motionless...
What happens on the field as the Florida Gators welcome the Florida State Seminoles to The Swamp is only half of the game. Another game entirely occurs in the recruiting battle that has raged for years between these instate rivals. Saturday's matchup will be as big in terms of recruiting as it has been any season. With a good deal of the nation's top recruits scheduled to...
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida linebacker Darrin Kitchens has been released from a hospital after being diagnosed with a concussion.
The crowd at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium for the Florida-FSU game went mostly silent at the beginning of the second half when Florida linebacker Darrin Kitchens lay motionless on the field.
Kitchens took a hard shot on kickoff coverage, and the game was delayed at least 10 minutes while trainers and doctors tended to him. He left the field on a stretcher.
Gators coach Will Muschamp...
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Devonta Freeman had two short touchdown runs following turnovers, and Florida State beat rival Florida 21-7 on Saturday night despite only 95 yards of offense.
The Seminoles (8-4) were inept most of the night, but they took advantage of John Brantley's first-half mistakes and later knocked the senior quarterback out for good.
Florida State sealed its...
You throw out records on certain occasions and this is one of them. Never mind that the Florida Gators and Florida State Seminoles have stumbled to a combined record of 13-9. Never mind that there have been growing pains for both programs as they've introduced new coaching staffs over the past two seasons. Never mind that there are a number of areas that both could and need...
Starting forward Erik Murphy has a meniscus tear in his right knee and will miss 10th-ranked Florida's game Monday night against Stetson in Orlando, for openers -- and likely more.
The news on backup guard-forward Casey Prather and his pulled groin was better, as Prather was cleared for some light work Saturday.
Kenny Boynton scored 22 points, Erving Walker added 21 and No. 10 Florida used one of its best shooting performances to handle Jacksonville 107-62 on Friday night.
The Florida State-Florida game on Saturday night featured two of the nation’s best kickers, UF’s Caleb Sturgis and FSU’s Dustin Hopkins. Both have been named as finalists for the Lou Groza trophy, the award for the NCAA’s best kicker.
Junior forward Erik Murphy will miss Friday night's home game against Jacksonville with a knee injury sustained during practice Thursday.
The severity of Murphy's injury will be addressed by Gators coach Billy Donovan after the game.
Former Florida Gators coach Urban Meyer has taken the head coaching job at Ohio State, according to sources.