Gator News And World Report (9/26/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Monday, September 26, 2005. Taylor carries the load; Backup plan is no help for Florida; Meyer: Giving Backups Work Was Proper; UF's Wynn under fire; Leak nearly perfect for No. 5 Gators; Who will be's college football player of the week?; Gators show spark; Gators stay perfect; Leak orchestrates laughable loss for UK; UK's game comes in twos - halves and personas and more...

Florida Gator Football

Backup plan is no help for Florida
Life is not going to be good this week for Florida's second-teamers. In the wake of a poor performance in the second half of Saturday's 49-28 win at Kentucky, coach Urban Meyer has a brutal Tuesday planned for his backups

Meyer: Giving Backups Work Was Proper
Given the hypothetical chance to reconsider emptying his bench for Saturday's second half, University of Florida football coach Urban Meyer said Sunday he wouldn't change a thing.

UF's Wynn under fire
The Florida Gators might have scored on seven consecutive possessions and put up 49 first-half points against Kentucky, but Urban Meyer still isn't impressed with tailback DeShawn Wynn.

Meyer thrilled with Leak's play
The feeling had been dormant for so long coach that Urban Meyer was ready to let it out. Early in the No. 5 Florida Gators' 49-28 rout at Kentucky, Meyer finally saw a quarterback leading an offense that excited him.

Leak nearly perfect for No. 5 Gators
Chris Leak finally made Florida's offense look like, well, Urban Meyer's offense.

Who will be's college football player of the week?
Chris Leak-The Florida quarterback connected on four touchdown passes and threw for 319 yards in the Gators' 49-28 victory at Kentucky. The junior has not thrown an interception in 114 attempts for the fifth-ranked Gators this season.

Gators show spark
It still has a ways to go in some areas, but Florida's offense finally started producing the kind of numbers that were expected when Urban Meyer took over as head coach this season.

SEC showdown in sight
Last time Alabama played in a game with the magnitude of its Saturday clash with No. 5 Florida, No. 1 Oklahoma came to Bryant-Denny Stadium in Mike Shula's second game as the Tide head coach and won 20-13.

UF depth issues exposed
Before the season even started, Coach Urban Meyer was worried about the Gators' depth. On Aug. 15, Meyer said when he watched his second team play, it wasn't even football.

Gators stay perfect
Just for kicks, the scorekeepers at Kentucky changed the scoreboard to read "Kentucky 50, Florida 49" before halftime.

Leak orchestrates laughable loss for UK
The UK defense sprung a Leak Saturday afternoon. And by the time they plugged it, they had yielded seven unanswered touchdowns in seven possessions.

UK's game comes in twos - halves and personas
Frustration relieved. Florida head football coach Urban Meyer let out a lot of offensive stress at Commonwealth Stadium Saturday

Cats, Meyer rip second-team defense
Coach Urban Meyer didn't sugarcoat his feelings about his second-string defense's performance after a second-half collapse at Kentucky

Gators' Cornelius easily takes over for Caldwell
A week ago, Florida coach Urban Meyer was faced with a dilemma. It didn't take long for the Gators to find a solution.
Florida Gator Fred Taylor

Taylor carries the load
The Jaguars weren't kidding last week when they promised Fred Taylor a bigger role in their gameplan Sunday.
Florida Gator Soccer

No. 17 Florida Soccer Defeats Auburn 2-1
The No. 17 University of Florida soccer team (6-2-1, 1-0-1 SEC) used two first-half goals to claim a 2-1 victory over Auburn (2-5-1, 1-1 SEC) Sunday afternoon in front of a James G. Pressly Stadium crowd of 1,007. The win marked the fifth consecutive meeting between the two teams that was decided by a single goal.

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