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Hobbled WR bids Swamp goodbye from sideline

Though it was his last home game as a Gator and he had shown improvement in recuperating from a sprained MCL suffered Nov. 2, senior wide receiver Taylor Jacobs was unable to play one last time at Florida Field.

Jacobs said throughout the week his health was his top concern and he would make a game-time decision on playing. He wanted to be 95-percent healthy; on Wednesday he listed himself at 80.

Jacobs caught some passes and ran sprints at practice while wearing a brace, but did not fully regain his speed. He is questionable against Florida State on Nov. 30.

"If I don't have my speed, then what do I have?" Jacobs said.

INJURY UPDATE: Florida guard Jonathon Colon missed the first half because of a back injury. Receiver Carlos Perez broke his right fibula in the second quarter and is out for the season. He was on the sideline with a splint on his right foot. Tight end Ben Troupe also missed the game because of a high ankle sprain suffered against Vanderbilt. Defensive tackle Ian Scott had surgery and is out at least two weeks.

_ ANTONYA ENGLISH, JILL MARTIN

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