GAME RECAP: Gators Cruise on Senior Day

The Gators scored on every possession except for two in a 70-19 romp against the Bulldogs from The Citadel. Florida was able to rest most of its first team unit in the second half after accumulating more than 700 yards of total offense.

1st Quarter

Florida 7, The Citadel 0

Drive: 6 plays, 49 yards, 2:13
Scoring Play: Tim Tebow 16-yard TD pass to Louis Murphy
Clock: 10:34
PAT: Jonathan Phillips kick
Drive Started: At The Citadel 49
Drive Summary:The Gators struck fast using two completions to senior receiver Murphy. Tim Tebow also ran for an 18-yard gain.

Florida 14, The Citadel 0

Drive: 5 plays, 60 yards, 1:24
Scoring Play: Chris Rainey 7-yard TD run
Clock: 8:07
PAT:Phillips kick
Drive Started: At the Florida 40
Drive Summary:Taking advantage of good field position again, the Gators ran the ball on four of the five plays. Percy Harvin went for 24 and Tebow for 16 to set up Rainey's run.

Florida 21, The Citadel 0

Drive: 5 plays, 84 yards, 1:29
Scoring Play: Tebow 43-yard TD pass to Riley Cooper
Clock: 3:27
PAT:Phillips kick
Drive Started: At the Florida 16
Drive Summary:Cooper made a brilliant one-handed catch in the end zone for the score. Tebow completed 4-of-5 passes on the drive, including a 14-yard strike to Jeff Demps and a 23-yard strike to Harvin. It was Tebow's 100th career touchdown.

2nd Quarter

Florida 28, The Citadel 0

Drive: 5 plays, 84 yards, 1:25
Scoring Play: Harvin 12-yard TD run
Clock: 14:51
PAT:Phillips kick
Drive Started: At the Florida 16
Drive Summary:The Gators followed a 5-play, 84-yard scoring drive with another 5-play, 84-yard scoring drive. Harvin ran three times, including a 48-yard dash on the first play of the drive. He rushed for 72 yards.

Florida 35, The Citadel 0

Drive: 1 play, 31 yards, 0:08
Scoring Play: Tebow 31-yard TD pass to Deonte Thompson
Clock: 13:16
PAT:Phillips kick
Drive Started: At The Citadel 31, following Will Hill's interception and 23-yard return
Drive Summary:It took just one play for the Gators to score with Tebow's third touchdown pass of the game.

Florida 42, The Citadel 0

Drive: 3 plays, 84 yards, 1:26
Scoring Play: Kestahn Moore 2-yard TD run
Clock: 9:46
PAT:Phillips kick
Drive Started: At the Florida 16
Drive Summary:Another 84-yard drive for the Gators, but this one was made easy with a 73-yard run from Rainey. Moore carried on the other two plays for a total of 11 yards.

Florida 42, The Citadel 6

Drive: 10 plays, 78 yards, 4:32
Scoring Play: Scott Flanagan 29-yard TD pass to Cam Turner
Clock: 5:14
PAT:Sam Keeler kick failed
Drive Started: At The Citadel 22
Drive Summary:The Bulldogs put together a nice drive with four plays going for at least 13 yards. Wide receiver Scott Flanagan caught an 8-yard pass right before he hit quarterback Cam Turner in the end zone on a trick play.

Florida 49, The Citadel 6

Drive: 7 plays, 64 yards, 3:22
Scoring Play: Moore 22-yard TD run
Clock: 1:52
PAT:Phillips kick
Drive Started: At the Florida 36
Drive Summary:Jeff Brantley relieved Tebow, but only attempted two passes on the drive. Emmanuel Moody had the big play with a 27-yard run before Moore's 22-yard TD run for his second on the day.

3rd Quarter

Florida 56, The Citadel 6

Drive: 9 plays, 65 yards, 4:24
Scoring Play: Javier Estopinan 1-yard TD run
Clock: 10:36
PAT:Phillips kick
Drive Started: At the Florida 35
Drive Summary:Urban Meyer rewarded senior Javier Estopinan whose Gator career has been marred with injuries. Estop scored from 1-yard out after Brantley completed 3-of-4 passes on the drive.

Florida 56, The Citadel 13

Drive: 14 plays, 74 yards, 7:34
Scoring Play: Asheton Jordan 1-yard TD run
Clock: 3:02
PAT:Keller kick
Drive Started: At The Citadel 26
Drive Summary:The Citadel ate away half of the third quarter with a 14 –play scoring drive. The Bulldogs converted two third downs and a fourth down to set up Jordan's score.

Florida 63, The Citadel 13

Drive: 5 plays, 79 yards, 2:52
Scoring Play: Brantley 12-yard TD pass to David Nelson
Clock: 0:10
PAT:Greg Taussig kick
Drive Started: At the Florida 21
Drive Summary:Nelson grabbed third touchdown catch of the season. Moody had a 40-yard run on the play.

4th Quarter

Florida 70, The Citadel 13

Drive: 6 plays, 49 yards, 3:01
Scoring Play: Moody 5-yard TD run
Clock: 9:44
PAT:Taussig kick
Drive Started: At the Citadel 49
Drive Summary:Moody carried four times for 27 yards to get his first TD as a Gator.

Florida 70, The Citadel 19

Drive: 12 plays, 77 yards, 4:57
Scoring Play: Turner 15-yard TD pass to Taylor Cornett
Clock: 9:44
PAT:Keller kick failed
Drive Started: At the Citadel 23
Drive Summary:Turner completed 6-of-8 passes on the drive for 72 yards.


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