GAME RECAP: Gators Claw the Cats

From the very beginning, the Gators dominated Kentucky in every phase of the game. From stellar defensive play to an active special teams that blocked three kicks to an efficient offense, Kentucky never had a chance in a 63-5 pounding at the hands of the Gators.

1st Quarter

Florida 7, Kentucky 0

Drive: 1 play, 3 yards, 0:04
Scoring Play: 3-yard TD run Tim Tebow
Clock: 11:01
PAT: Jonathan Phillips kick
Drive Started:At the Kentucky 3 after William Green blocked a Kentucky punt and Chris Rainey recovered
Drive Summary:Florida didn't waste anytime after the blocked punt, scoring on the first play of the drive. It was Florida's third blocked punt of the season.

Florida 14, Kentucky 0

Drive: 1 play, 1 yards, 0:04
Scoring Play: 1-yard TD run Brandon James
Clock: 9:22
PAT: Phillips kick
Drive Started:At the Kentucky 1 after Jeff Demps blocked a Kentucky punt and Deonte Thompson recovered
Drive Summary:For the first time since the Troy game last season, the Gators blocked two punts in the same game. James scored from 1-yard out for his second TD of the season.

Florida 21, Kentucky 0

Drive: 4 plays, 61 yards, 1:39
Scoring Play: 16-yard TD run Percy Harvin
Clock: 6:44
PAT: Phillips kick
Drive Started:At the Florida 39
Drive Summary:Florida started the drive with a 15-yard run by Demps. Rainey rushed for six yards and took a late hit at the end of the play setting up Harvin's longest rush of the season.

Florida 28, Kentucky 0

Drive: 4 plays, 62 yards, 1:43
Scoring Play: 33-yard TD pass from Tebow to Harvin
Clock: 3:15
PAT: Phillips kick
Drive Started:At the Florida 38
Drive Summary:Florida's 28 first quarter points were the most scored by an Urban Meyer team. Demps carried twice for 22 yards, but the big play came when Tebow hit Harvin down the left sideline for the 33- yard scoring play.

2nd Quarter

Florida 35, Kentucky 0

Drive: 3 plays, 60 yards, 1:35
Scoring Play: 61-yard TD pass from Tebow to Demps
Clock: 11:26
PAT: Phillips kick
Drive Started:At the Florida 40 after Joe Haden blocked a Kentucky field goal attempt and Major Wright returned it 37 yards
Drive Summary:After Demps lost two yards on the second play of the drive, he made up for it with a 61-yard TD reception. He did most of the work after Tebow dumped it off to him in the flat.

Florida 35, Kentucky 3

Drive: 14 plays, 76 yards, 6:23
Scoring Play: 27-yard FG Lones Seiber
Clock: 5:03
Drive Started:At the Kentucky 15
Drive Summary:The big play came when Randall Cobb scrambled 17 yards to pick up a 3rd-and-14. Cobb also completed passed of 16 and 14 yards on the drive. Florida defensive tackle was called for a personal foul penalty helping the Kentucky drive..

Florida 42, Kentucky 3

Drive: 10 plays, 80 yards, 4:37
Scoring Play: 3-yard TD run Tebow
Clock: 0:26
PAT: Phillips kick
Drive Started:At the Florida 20
Drive Summary:The Gators rushed nine times for an average of 6.1 yards per carry. Tebow threw one pass – good for 25 yards to Carl Moore. It was Tebow's 26th career rushing TD, tying him with Emmitt Smith on the all-time Florida list.

3rd Quarter

Florida 49, Kentucky 3

Scoring Play: 40-yard INT return for a TD Ahmad Black
Clock: 14:51
PAT: Phillips kick
Drive Summary:The Gator defense got in on the scoring when Black picked off a pass on the first play of the second half, returning it 40 yards for a touchdown.

Florida 56, Kentucky 3

Drive: 16 plays, 78 yards, 8:55
Scoring Play: 1-yard TD run Kestahn Moore
Clock: 2:59
PAT: Phillips kick
Drive Started:At the Florida 22
Drive Summary:Florida's first drive of the second half more than half of the third quarter. Florida mostly kept it on the ground, rushing on 11 of 16 plays. Demps and More got most of the work with a 14-yard run by Moore the longest rush of the drive.

4th Quarter

Florida 63, Kentucky 3

Drive: 8 plays, 80 yards, 3:22
Scoring Play: 38-yard TD pass John Brantley to David Nelson
Clock: 11:45
PAT: Phillips kick
Drive Started:At the Florida 20
Drive Summary:Brantley led a successful and clean drive for the Gators connecting on 2-of-3 passes including the long bomb to Nelson. He also carried two times for 14 yards.

Florida 63, Kentucky 5

Scoring Play: Safety Kentucky
Clock: 4:07
Drive Summary:A bad snap to Bobby Kane in punt formation led to a Kentucky safety.


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