GAME RECAP: Gators Sack the Noles

Th Florida Gators finished the regular season with their fourth straight win over in-state rival Florida State.

Florida used another offensive barrage to once again beat up on the Noles, 45-12, in front of 90,664 at The Swamp on Saturday night.

Here's how they scored...

1st Quarter

Florida State 3, Florida 0
Drive: 13 plays, 76 yards, 5:47
Scoring Play: Gary Cismesia 21-yard field goal
Clock: 9:13
Drive Started: At the FSU 21
Drive Summary: Florida State put together an impressive 13-play drive to start the game, but only managed a field goal. Wide receiver Joslin Shaw went 24 yards on a reverse for the long play of the drive.

Florida 7, Florida State 3
Drive: 7 plays, 57 yards, 2:45
Scoring Play: Tim Tebow 23-yard touchdown run
Clock: 6:28
PAT: Joey Ijjas kick
Drive Started: At the Florida 43 after an FSU squib kick
Drive Summary: The Gators efficiently marched down the field and answered the Noles with a touchdown. Tebow rushed twice for 39 yards, including the 23-yard run where he first avoided a sack.

Florida 14, Florida State 3
Drive: 5 plays, 68 yards, 2:24
Scoring Play: Tebow 32-yard touchdown pass to Louis Murphy
Clock: 2:46
PAT: Ijjas kick
Drive Started: At the Florida 32
Drive Summary: A 32-yard bomb from Tebow to Murphy extended the Gator lead to 11 points. With the TD pass, Tebow has now passed for at least one touchdown and rushed for at least one touchdown in 13 consecutive games.

2nd Quarter

Florida 14, Florida State 6
Drive: 12 plays, 58 yards, 5:24
Scoring Play: Cismesia 38-yard FG
Clock: 12:22
Drive Started: At the FSU 23
Drive Summary: The Noles again put together another long drive but only managed to get three points. Drew Weatherford completed 4-of-6 passes, including two to Preston Parker for 25 yards.

Florida 21, Florida State 6
Drive: 9 plays, 62 yards, 3:34
Scoring Play: Tebow 14-yard TD pass to Murphy
Clock: 8:48
PAT: Ijjas kick
Drive Started: At the Florida 38
Drive Summary: Despite two false start penalties, the Gators again found the end zone. Tebow hit Cornelius Ingram for 17 yards and also hit Andre Caldwell for a 13-yard gain. He hooked up with Murphy for the second time in the game.

Florida 21, Florida State 9
Drive: 10 plays, 56 yards, 4:27
Scoring Play: Cismesia 29-yard FG
Clock: 4:21
Drive Started: At the FSU 33
Drive Summary: A pass interference penalty on Wondy Pierre-Louis helped the Noles on their third scoring drive of the game. Weatherford also hit De'Cody Fagg for 16- and 12-yard pass plays.

Florida 24, Florida State 9
Drive: 10 plays, 62 yards, 4:03
Scoring Play: Ijjas 35-yard FG
Clock: :18
Drive Started: At the Florida 20
Drive Summary: Tebow completed three straight passes, and Harvin carried twice for 26 yards to help set up the Gator field goal before the half. A false start penalty on the FSU 9-yard line prevented the Gators from possibly another touchdown.

Florida 24, Florida State 12
Drive: 3 plays, 22 yards, :18
Scoring Play: Cismesia 60-yard FG
Clock: :00
Drive Started: At the FSU
Drive Summary: Wetherford completed two straight passes to barely get within Cismesia's range. The Noles nailed the 60-yard field goal as time expired in the first half.

3rd Quarter

Florida 31, Florida State 12
Drive: 6 plays, 81 yards, 2:46
Scoring Play: Tebow 6-yard TD run
Clock: 12:14
PAT: Ijjas kick
Drive Started: At the Florida 19
Drive Summary: Five straight running plays for more than 10 yards each set up Tebow's 22nd touchdown run of the season, tying the NCAA single season record for a quarterback. Harvin carried three times for 36 yards, and Kestahn Moore had a 20-yard gain. With Harvin's three carries, he went over the century mark rushing for the second time this season.

4th Quarter

Florida 38, Florida State 12
Drive: 5 plays, 58 yards, 2:22
Scoring Play: Tebow 31-yard pass to Caldwell
Clock: 8:20
PAT: Ijjas kick
Drive Started: At the Florida 42
Drive Summary: Tebow may have ended the Heisman Trophy race with a 31-yard touchdown pass to Caldwell. With the play, Tebow broke Rex Grossman's single season record for total yards set back in 2001. It was his third touchdown pass of the game. As promised, Caldwell launched the ball into the Southwest bleachers.

Florida 45, Florida State 12
Drive: 5 plays, 73 yards, 2:37
Scoring Play: Harvin 24-yard TD run
Clock: 3:00
PAT: Ijjas kick
Drive Started: At the Florida 27
Drive Summary: A screen pass to Harvin went for 40 yards to help set up his 24-yard touchdown run two plays later.


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