Luke Del Rio: Update: QB Del Rio's injury a sprained MCL

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"All our guys have good arms", McElwain said.

Tyler Murphy replaced an injured Jeff Driskel in 2013 with Florida trailing 7-0 and threw for one touchdown and ran for another score to spark the Gators to a 31-17 victory.

(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack).

Before Del Rio's injury, he was hardly the game's focal point.

Both teams suffered key injuries last week in their games against OH and North Texas with Tennessee losing both Cam Sutton and Quarte Sapp and Florida losing their starting quarterback in Luke Del Rio.

"I've played in the big stadiums before", Appleby said after the game, regarding his Big Ten experience. The old record of 59 came against Western Carolina in 2006. Del Rio took a low hit in the game while attempting a pass, and McElwain was clearly upset.

Appleby and Del Rio were in a tight battle for the starting role through the spring and into preseason camp, where Del Rio was eventually named the starter.

"He should be back some time", McElwain said. "They're mine. When I see something like that, it isn't right". "He wasn't trying to cheap shot him".

When asked if he thinks they'll be coming after him, Tabor said, "Oh I want them to". At Purdue last season, he completed 57.4 percent of his passes for 1,260 yards and eight touchdowns in five games, but he also had eight interceptions in his 207 attempts.

Both teams in the Tennessee-Florida game figure to be missing key players. The Florida offense is averaging 33.7 points and 466 yards per game and they have turned the ball over twice.

Del Rio was hurt on a play in the third quarter in the win over North Texas Saturday night. There have also been many examples of players washing out for one reason or another, with some turning into stars after transferring.

"They're having a little bit of fun", Appleby said via SEC Country. It's just going to be another week of practice and get ready to play a game.

So far this season, the Vols are the phoniest 3-0 team in the nation.

In other news, star wide receiver Antonio Callaway - who missed Saturday's game with a quad bruise - remains "questionable" for this week, McElwain said. The Gators wound up 6/13 and were 3/9 at one point in the game, including three early drives that came inside the North Texas 10 yard line only to result in, respectively, a field goal and two turnovers on downs. He is expected to play against Tennessee. I'll be back as soon as I can.

But since 2004, Tennessee has yet to beat Florida and what was the once great rivalry of the previous decade turned into an era of continuous Florida drubbings including an embarrassing 30-6 home loss in 2008 and an even more embarrassing loss in the swamp the year before, losing 59-20. That means the team that wins, the team that loses needs the team that wins to lose two more games in conference.