The Florida junior broke his left collarbone during Saturday's 38-24 victory over Vanderbilt in SEC play at Gainesville, Fla. But Zaire hasn't stood out as a backup, and Franks was benched late in the third quarter as Florida trailed Kentucky last Saturday.
The catch was part of a scoring drive to put the Gators up 31-17.
In fact, Cleveland has caught all four of UF's completions that have gone for more than 40 yards, with gains of 45, 49 and 50, in addition to his touchdown against the Volunteers. Del Rio was knocked out in the second quarter of Saturday's win over Vanderbilt after taking a hard hit and landing directly on his shoulder - the same shoulder which he underwent surgery on in the offseason.
The Gators could breathe easy for the first time all day, and really all season, when freshman running back Malik Davis erupted for a 39-yard touchdown on a fourth-and-1 run with under two minutes remaining.
Florida running back Malik Davis and offensive lineman Brett Heggie earned weekly honors from the SEC on Monday. The Pac-12 schedule-makers did Oregon no favors this season, as the Ducks are not off until the week of November 11, with arguably the two worst teams in the conference waiting after that in Arizona and Oregon State. "It's always the next man up, and I feel like those guys are gonna do a great job this week".
The 21st-ranked Gators (3-1, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) continue to be rocked by an off-field scandal involving credit card fraud that's dragged on for weeks. "I think those are the things that he'll get with game experience and game reps that he'll excel in the future". When the 4 quarter started, Troy increased their score with another touchdown and bonus point but the Tigers didn't come alive until there was about 7:14 left in the quarter and fell just short by the end of it thanks in part to an interception.
The game turned out to be quite a battle from there.
McElwain said Cleveland "will be out, expect him to be out anyways".
"Earlier in that series, we were able to make those tackles for loss", coach Derek Mason said.