GAME RECAP: A Soaking Victory

The Florida Gators took one more big step in keeping their national championship hopes alive by crushing Florida State in Tallahassee. Tim Tebow and the Florida offense didn't mind the downpours as the poured the points on the Noles, 45-15.

1st Quarter

Florida 7, FSU 0

Drive: 9 plays, 65 yards, 4:08
Scoring Play: Percy Harvin 9-yard touchdown run
Clock: 10:52
PAT: Jonathan Phillips kick
Drive Started: At the Florida 35
Drive Summary:Tim Tebow came out running, carrying two times of 32 yards. Harvin finished the drive with the touchdown run on a direct snap.

Florida 7, FSU 3

Drive: 4 plays, 5 yards, 1:32
Scoring Play: Graham Gano 37-yard field goal
Clock: 9:20
Drive Started: At the Florida 24 after Michael Ray Garvin had a 52-yard kick return
Drive Summary:The Noles got the big play on the kick return, but couldn't capitalize on the great field position. They did, however, score on a Gator defense that hasn't allowed a point in the first quarter since the Ole Miss game.

Florida 14, FSU 3

Drive: 7 plays, 84 yards, 4:20
Scoring Play: Tim Tebow 7-yard TD pass to Aaron Hernandez
Clock: 0:02
PAT:Phillips kick
Drive Started: At the Florida 16
Drive Summary:Tebow had a 24-yard run followed by a 4-yarder by Jeff Demps that set up the Gators inside the 10.

2nd Quarter

Florida 14, FSU 6

Drive: 4 plays, -4 yards, 0:38
Scoring Play: Gano 36-yard FG
Clock: 10:00
Drive Started: At the Florida 14 after a Demps' fumble
Drive Summary:Again the Noles couldn't take advantage of great field position after a false start penalty and had to settle with a field goal.

Florida 21, FSU 6

Drive: 10 plays, 86 yards, 4:27
Scoring Play: Tebow 4-yard TD run
Clock: 5:33
PAT:Phillips kick
Drive Started: At the Florida 14
Drive Summary:Tebow hit David Nelson for a 28-yard pickup on third down and then hit Hernandez for 14. He then finished off the drive himself with the touchdown run.

Florida 21, FSU 9

Drive: 9 plays, 46 yards, 3:29
Scoring Play: Gano 32-yard FG
Clock: 3:29
Drive Started: At the FSU 40
Drive Summary:The Noles had three rushes for 10 or more yards before the drive stalled at the Florida 14.

Florida 28, FSU 9

Drive: 5 plays, 76 yards, 1:09
Scoring Play: Tebow 24-yard pass to Hernandez
Clock: 0:57
PAT:Phillips kick
Drive Started: At the Florida 24
Drive Summary:Tebow managed a perfect two-minute drill, going 5-for-5 passing on the drive. The big play was a 26-yard strike to Louis Murphy setting up Hernandez's second touchdown reception.

3rd Quarter

Florida 35, FSU 9

Drive: 3 plays, 20 yards, 0:57
Scoring Play: Tebow 23-yard TD pass to Murphy
Clock: 13:54
PAT:Phillips kick
Drive Started: At the FSU 20 after a Brandon Spikes interception
Drive Summary:The Gators took advantage of great field position, and after two bad plays, Tebow hit Murphy for the score.

Florida 38, FSU 9

Drive: 5 plays, 74 yards, 1:30
Scoring Play: Phillips 29-yard FG
Clock: 11:10
Drive Started: At the Florida 29
Drive Summary:Chris Rainey ran for 62 yards on the drive's first play, but the Gators had to settle for three. Tebow threw two incompletions and also ran for a no gain. Phillips improved to 10-for-10 on field goals.

Florida 38, FSU 15

Drive: 8 plays, 58 yards, 3:27
Scoring Play: Jermaine Thomas 5-yard TD run
Clock: 7:43
PAT:Gano kick blocked by Lawrence Marsh
Drive Started: At the FSU 42
Drive Summary:Senior quarterback Drew Weatherford replaced Christian Ponder and managed the scoring drive. But it was the sophomore quarterback D'Vontrey Richardson who made the big plays. First he converted a third down with a three yard run and then hit Rod Owens for 19 yards.

4th Quarter

Florida 45, FSU 15

Drive: 3 plays, 38 yards, 1:21
Scoring Play: Demps 2-yard TD run
Clock: 11:48
PAT:Phillips kick
Drive Started: At the FSU 38 after a Janoris Jenkins interception
Drive Summary:On the second play, Emmanuel Moody ran for 30 yards before getting knocked out at the 2 to set up Demps' touchdown.

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