Florida's Brandon James, who leads the team in all-purpose yards, will not play in the Sugar Bowl after having surgery on his right foot.
James, a senior, broke his foot against Alabama in the Southeastern Conference title game and had surgery last week.
James finished with 1,324 total yards and two touchdowns this season.
Florida plays No. 4 Cincinnati on New Year's Day.
New Orleans Bowl. Quarterback Dwight Dasher rushed 26 times for 201 yards and two touchdowns as Middle Tennessee stopped Southern Mississippi, 42-32, late Sunday night.
Middle Tennessee (10-3) won its seventh straight game. Southern Miss finished with a 7-6 mark.
All-Americans. Delaware Valley College linebacker Kyle Gesswein was named a first-team All-American by D3football.com. The junior starred at Williamstown High in Gloucester Catholic.
Junior offensive tackle Mike Long (Roman Catholic) earned honorable mention.