GAME RECAP: Sit and Wait

The Gators needed a win to keep pace with the SEC leaders, and behind Tim Tebow's five rushing touchdowns, the Gators finished the conference schedule with a 51-31 win at South Carolina.

Tim Tebow rushed 26 times for 120 yards and passed for another 304 yards in a 20-point rout of the Gamecocks.

Here's a look at how they scored...

1st Quarter

Florida 7, South Carolina 0
Drive: 5 plays, 21 yards, 2:04
Scoring Play: Tim Tebow 5-yard touchdown run
Clock: 12:46
PAT: Joey Ijjas kick
Drive Started: At the SC 21-yard line after the Gamecocks fumbled their first snap of the game
Drive Summary: Tebow showed that his right shoulder is feeling better with three big carries on the drive, including the 5-yard touchdown run. It was Tebow's 15th rushing touchdown of the season, setting a new Florida Gator record. He has also rushed for a touchdown in 11 consecutive games.

Florida 13, South Carolina 0
Drive: 2 plays, 22 yards, :12
Scoring Play: Tebow 22-yard touchdown pass to Jarred Fayson
Clock: 11:00
PAT: Ijjas missed kick (hit the right upright)
Drive Started: At the SC 22-yard line after John Curtis blocked the Gamecocks' punt
Drive Summary: Tebow came out throwing, missing his intended receiver on the first play, but split two defenders to connect with Fayson for the score.

Florida 13, South Carolina 7
Drive: 5 plays, 65 yards, 2:00
Scoring Play: Blake Mitchell 5-yard touchdown pass to Jared Cook
Clock: 9:00
PAT: Ryan Succop kick
Drive Started: At the SC 35-yard line after Ijjas' kickoff went out of bounds
Drive Summary: After throwing a poor pass intended for Trinity Catholic's Dion Lecorn on their second possession, Mitchell came out firing and connected on all four of his pass attempts. He hit Kenny McKinley twice for 39 yards and then tight end Jared Cook for the score.

South Carolina 14, Florida 13
Drive: 2 plays, 23 yards, :19
Scoring Play: Cory Boyd 2-yard TD run
Clock: 2:21
PAT: Succop kick
Drive Started: At the UF 23-yard line following Fayson's fumble
Drive Summary: It took just two plays for the Gamecocks to take advantage of the Gators' miscue. Mitchell hit Lecorn for a 21-yard gain, setting up Boyd's run.

2nd Quarter

Florida 20, South Carolina 14
Drive: 11 plays, 66 yards, 4:49
Scoring Play: Tebow 1-yard TD run
Clock: 12:32
PAT: Ijjas kick
Drive Started: At the Florida 34
Drive Summary: The Gators put together a solid scoring drive, passing six times and running five times. Tebow was 4-of-6 with the biggest completion coming on a 14-yard pass to Andre Caldwell to convert a 3rd-and-3. He then picked up his second rushing touchdown of the game.

Florida 27, South Carolina 14
Drive: 5 plays, 44 yards, 1:47
Scoring Play: Tebow 3-yard TD run
Clock: 10:13
PAT: Ijjas kick
Drive Started: At the SC 44 following Tony Joiner's second interception of the season
Drive Summary: Tebow started the drive by throwing a strike to Caldwell for a 22-yard gain. He then carried three times for 20 yards, including his third TD run of the game.

3rd Quarter

Florida 34, South Carolina 14
Drive: 4 plays, 80 yards, 2:18
Scoring Play: Tebow 2-yard TD run
Clock: 12:42
PAT: Ijjas kick
Drive Started: At the Florida 20
Drive Summary: Tebow connected with Aaron Hernandez for a 55-yard gain to get the drive started. A shovel pass to Brandon James then set up Tebow's fourth TD run for the game.

Florida 34, South Carolina 17
Drive: 12 plays, 47 yards, 3:32
Scoring Play: Succop 44-yard field goal
Clock: 9:10
Drive Started: At the South Carolina 27
Drive Summary: South Carolina kept the drive alive when Mitchell connected with Boyd for 19 yards on a 4th-and-4. Mitchell was 2-of-6 but still put South Carolina in position to kick the field goal.

Florida 37, South Carolina 17
Drive: 7 plays, 19 yards, 3:04
Scoring Play: Ijjas 34-yard field goal
Clock: 9:10
Drive Started: At the SC 36 after the Gamecocks were flagged for offsides on an onsides kick attempt
Drive Summary: When Andre Caldwell was called for pass interference on the first play of the drive, it forced the Gators into a 1st-and-25 situation. Tebow completed three straight passes to pick up the first down and set up the Ijjas field goal.

Florida 37, South Carolina 24
Drive: 6 plays, 65 yards, 1:53
Scoring Play: Boyd 3-yard TD run
Clock: 4:13
PAT: Succop kick
Drive Started: At the SC 35
Drive Summary: Mitchell completed 4-of-5 passes as the Gamecocks quickly marched down the field. An 18-yard completion to Weslye Saunders set up the Boyd TD run.

4th Quarter

Florida 44, South Carolina 24
Drive: 11 plays, 59 yards, 5:47
Scoring Play: Tebow 5-yard TD run
Clock: 13:26
PAT: Ijjas kick
Drive Started: At the Florida 41
Drive Summary: Nine rushes for the Gators on the scoring drive – four by Tebow, including a 5-yard scamper. The Gators were perfect on third down conversions, and Tebow was a perfect 2-of-2 on the drive that ultimately sealed the win for Florida.

Florida 44, South Carolina 31
Drive: 8 plays, 87 yards, 2:51
Scoring Play: Boyd 2-yard run
Clock: 4:08
PAT: Succop kick
Drive Started: At the SC 13
Drive Summary: A pass interference penalty on Dorian Munroe kept the chains moving for the Gamecocks. Mitchell completed 4-of-7 passes for 45 yards and Boyd carried three times, including the 2-yard TD run.

Florida 51, South Carolina 31
Drive: 5 plays, 40 yards, 2:31
Scoring Play: Tebow 21-yard TD pass to Caldwell
Clock: 1:37
PAT: Ijjas kick
Drive Started: At the SC 40 following an onsides kick attempt
Drive Summary: Tebow, Tebow, Tebow. He carried three times for 16 yards before hitting Caldwell for the final score of the game.

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