Gators playing without Spikes

Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Florida is playing without senior middle linebacker Brandon Spikes, and Mississippi State has had some success moving the ball in the first quarter in taking an early 3-0 lead.

Florida junior defensive tackle Lawrence Marsh has also yet to play, which means Terron Sanders and Omar Hunter are going to be playing a bunch of snaps Saturday night for the Gators.