The Gator News And World Report (09/19/2004)

The Gator News and World Report for Sunday, September 19, 2004. Heartbreak; Kicked In The Gut; Defense starts slow for Gators; Coming back from this loss won't be easy; UT takeaway; Loss not the end of the world and more...

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Tennessee's James Wilhoit went from goat to hero in the final minutes of the fourth quarter, and gave the Vols a 30-28 victory over Florida in front of a record crowd 109,061 at Neyland Stadium.

Defense starts slow for Gators
Florida's defense got off to a rough start at Neyland Stadium on Saturday night. The Gators couldn't stop Tennessee's offense, and gave up back-to-back 80-yard touchdown drives. Of those 160 yards, 116 came on the ground -- including all 80 on the Vols' first touchdown drive that tied the game at 7-7.

Florida WR Andre Caldwell had to wonder Saturday whether he would ever score a touchdown. Bad luck and one controversial call cost the former Jefferson High star three scores in the first three quarters.

Coming back from this loss won't be easy
It was a game of close calls, tipped balls that went for touchdowns, kicks that slid wide of goalposts. But in the end, it came down to one call and one huge mistake for Florida.

UT takeaway
With one strong, sure swing of his right leg, James Wilhoit went from villain to hero Saturday night in Neyland Stadium.

Vols' power set the stage
Since debuting so successfully in the opener two weeks ago, true freshman quarterbacks Brent Schaeffer and Erik Ainge have been the talk of Tennessee football.

Hard driving
It began inauspicously enough, when kickoff returner Andre Caldwell misjudged where he was on the field and stepped out of bounds at the three-yard line.

Vols' late field goal sinks Gators
Just when quarterback Chris Leak's arm seemed like it would be enough to give No. 11 Florida a win, it was James Wilhoit's leg that would change it all.

Loss not the end of the world
Big loss. Huge loss. Devastating loss. Stadium-shaking, heart-quaking loss.

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