The Florida Gators have had to rely on several unproven players this year, thanks to the suspensions of nine players for their roles in a credit-card fraud scheme.

However, guys like WRs Tyrie Cleveland and Kadarius Toney have stepped up to help the Gators in big ways, with Cleveland catching the game-winning pass in the Tennessee game and Toney seeing some time at quarterback in the wildcat system.

Unfortunately for coach Jim McElwain, the Gators will have to prepare for Texas A&M this week anticipating that neither will be able to suit up.

On Monday, McElwain said both players are doubtful for this weekend’s game against the Aggies:

Coming off a tough home loss to LSU last weekend (which Cleveland also missed), that’s bad news for the Gators.

Now, Florida needs to have even more new players step up in big ways if it is going to beat a Texas A&M team that has really turned its season around after a Week 1 collapse.

Saturday night’s game kicks off at 7 p.m. Eastern time and can be seen on ESPN2.