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.

Elsewhere. No. 2 Texas will have freshman kick returner D.J. Monroe back in the lineup for the Jan. 7 BCS national championship against No. 1 Alabama. Monroe set a school record by returning two kickoffs for touchdowns this season, but he was suspended for the last three games after being arrested on a drunken-driving charge in November. The charge was dropped Friday as part of a plea agreement. . . . Oklahoma center Brian Lepak could miss the Dec. 31 Sun Bowl against Stanford with a sprained knee. . . . Southern Cal has ruled three players academically ineligible for the Emerald Bowl against Boston College: Tight end Anthony McCoy and tackle Tyron Smith, both starters, and defensive end Averell Spicer, a key reserve, will not play Dec. 26 in San Francisco. . . . Bethune-Cookman hired former Rutgers assistant Brian Jenkins as head coach, replacing the fired Alvin Wyatt.