Gator News And World Report (9/19/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Monday, September 19, 2005. Meyer: Injuries 'devastating blow'; Victory Comes At A Cost; Gators lose Caldwell, McDonald; Downgrade: Tennessee fails in first SEC test; GatorVision serves UF sports; Florida showed its toughness and more...

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UF needed every drop of Swamp fuel
It has been awhile since the residents of The Swamp felt like this at the end of a big game. Drained and tired but ready to go out. Smelling of sweat and not really caring

Meyer: Injuries 'devastating blow'
Florida's offense was inconsistent with receiver Andre Caldwell, and now the Gators are going to have to try to fix that problem without their fastest and most versatile receiver.

Victory Comes At A Cost
Urban Meyer celebrated the biggest win of his career by visiting receiver Andre Caldwell in the hospital.

Gators lose Caldwell, McDonald
Receiver Andre Caldwell and defensive end Ray McDonald might be out for the season because of injuries, losses that Florida coach Urban Meyer called `devastating.'

Injuries and offense perplex Meyer
Belle Glade's Ray McDonald is expected to find out today if a knee injury will end a season once filled with promise for the Florida Gators' starting defensive end.

Injuries put damper on Gators' big victory
The big moment came a little after 11:30 p.m., Saturday, when the victorious Florida Gators charged to the center of Florida Field after finally toppling Tennessee.

On the football field they're all just tin soldiers
Every time he said it, you cringed. And he kept saying it over and over. New Florida Coach Urban Meyer, after the biggest victory of his young coaching career Saturday night, went armed forces on us.

Fulmer: Special teams need work
Maybe it was the heat. Or the pressure. Or too many bullets already dodged. But Phillip Fulmer probably best pigeon-holed his Tennessee team's special teams play.

Downgrade: Tennessee fails in first SEC test
Offense Rating: 2.0 On The running game: At times, Gerald Riggs Jr. and even Arian Foster found some running room. But mostly, holes weren't big, and the running backs were far too tentative. Vols haven't had a 20-yard run this year

Injuries, Lags On Offense Cloud Victory
While the Florida football players were celebrating their victory Saturday over Tennessee, being first place in the SEC East and a return to The Associated Press Top 5, there were plenty of worries.

Vols fall victim to blunders
Late in the third quarter, Colquitt shanked a punt just 8 yards. A holding penalty against the Gators tacked on 10 more yards, but it was still just a net gain of 18 yards.

GatorVision serves UF sports
Fall sports at the University of Florida are back in full swing, and for those of you who can't get enough, or can't make it to all the games you wish, GatorVision via the Web can be an answer.

Injuries subdue Gators' big win
At 2 a.m. Sunday, only a few hours after his team's big win over Tennessee, Florida coach Urban Meyer was at wide receiver Andre Caldwell's bedside in the hospital. On Sunday afternoon, Meyer planned to pay a second visit to Caldwell, who was undergoing

Florida showed its toughness
Florida coach Urban Meyer found out a lot about the toughness of his team Saturday night. The Gators imposed their will mentally and physically late in the game to beat Tennessee despite struggling offensively much of the night.

Florida defense takes center stage
At the University of Florida, it's the quarterback who gets the girls. The media usually flocks to the guy who throws the passes instead of the ones who knock them down.

Vols off to bad start in SEC play
Tennessee will prepare for its 6:45 p.m. ESPN game against LSU on Saturday in Tiger Stadium this week two games behind 3-0 Vanderbilt and staring its first 0-2 start in the Southeastern Conference since the last time it visited Baton Rouge in 2000.

Caldwell is lost for the season
Andre Caldwell had surgery to repair his broken right leg Sunday and will miss the rest of the season.

UF 3-0 for first time since 2001
Entranced by the tune of 90,716 head-ringing Pied Pipers, the Gators rushed onto the field.

Fulmer: Vols need sense of urgency
Maybe it was the heat. Or the pressure. Or too many bullets already dodged. But Phillip Fulmer probably best pigeon-holed his Tennessee team's special teams play.

Gators Starting To Take Back What Is Theirs
Amid all the subplots and stakes attached to Saturday night's Florida-Tennessee showdown, one mantra resounded

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