GAINESVILLE — Leading receiver Anto nio Callaway trotted in with his Florida teammates during Saturday's Gator Walk, but he never took the field. The sophomore injured his quadriceps in the Gators' previous game against Kentucky. Coach Jim McElwain said early last week that Callaway was "highly questionable to doubtful" for Saturday's game against North Texas.That assessment held up. Callaway didn't play a snap. True freshman Josh Hammond started in Callaway's spot at receiver, and senior Chris Thompson and junior Brandon Powell returned kicks and punts. In his first two games of the year, Callaway had two touchdown catches and led the Gators with 201 receiving yards. A different offensive line RT Fred Johnson jogged out with the Florida offense to start the first two games of the season. But he didn't against North Texas. In his place was true freshman Jawaan Taylor , who played substantially at right tackle last weekend against Kentucky despite not starting. Johnson saw time at guard. RG Tyler Jordan also didn't start. Coach Jim McElwain said early last week that Jordan would be out for a couple of weeks with an eye-bone injury. Until Saturday, Jordan had played in all 16 games of his college career and had started the previous five. In his place was redshirt freshman Richerd Desir-Jones , who made his presence known early. With Florida facing second and goal at the North Texas 3-yard line in the first quarter, Desir-Jones jumped early. As a result, the Gators moved back to the 8-yard line and eventually settled for a field goal. Freshmen and firsts WR Antonio Callaway was Luke Del Rio's preferred deep threat in the first two games of the season. With Callaway out against North Texas with an injury, Josh Hammond took that role. The true freshman got behind DB Nate Brooks in the first quarter, and Del Rio didn't miss him. Del Rio's toss went for 53 yards to the North Texas 13-yard line. Florida's drive stalled later. Fellow true freshman Lamical Perine also impressed against the Mean Green, scoring his first career rushing touchdown. It came a week after Perine led the Gators in rushing. In addition, sophomore RB Jordan Cronkrite , who scored three touchdowns in 2015, scored his first of this season. Kicking and screaming Eddy Pineiro redeemed himself.After a 1 for 3 performance against Kentucky a week earlier, the junior college transfer kicked his first field goal against the Mean Green, a 22-yarder, through the uprights. Even before the kick, though, fans seemed to have forgiven him. Echoes of "Eddy, Eddy" were heard in the Swamp as he trotted out for the attempt. Thompson returns WR Chris Thompson returned after being suspended for Florida's first two games. Against North Texas, the senior fielded the opening kickoff before kneeling it and played in the slot.McElwain hadn't specified the reasons for the suspension. MONICA HERNDON | TimesGators defensive back Marcell Harris (26) grabs an interception during the second quarter of the late game against North Texas in Gainesville. For the result, see tampabay.com/sports .