GAME SUMMARY: Gators win big in season opener

The Florida Gators started their defense of last year's national championship with a sound 62-3 win over Charleston Southern on Saturday night at The Swamp. Here's a recap of the scoring...

FIRST QUARTER

Florida 7, Charleston Southern 0
Drive: 4 plays, 89 yards, 1:26
Scoring Play: Jeff Demps 8-yard TD run (Jonathan Phillips PAT)
Clock: 11:05
Drive Started: On the Gators' 11 after a CSU punt
Key Play: Tim Tebow hit Riley Cooper for a 68-yard pass play

Florida 14, Charleston Southern 0
Drive: 1 play, 76 yards, 0:13
Scoring Play: Chris Rainey 76-yard TD run (Phillips PAT)
Clock: 4:34
Drive Started: On the Gators' 24-yard line
Key Play: Rainey's 76-yard run to the end zone

SECOND QUARTER

Florida 21, Charleston Southern 0
Drive: 5 plays, 67 yards, 1:15
Scoring Play: Tim Tebow 1-yard TD run (Phillips PAT)
Clock: 13:17
Drive Started: On the Gators' 33-yard line
Key Play: Demps rushed for 41 yards on the second play from scrimmage

Florida 28, Charleston Southern 0
Drive: 4 plays, 69 yards, 1:38
Scoring Play: Demps 23-yard TD run (Phillips PAT)
Clock: 11:39
Drive Started: At the Gators' 31-yard line
Key Play: On 2nd-and-long, Brandon James ran for 25 yards

Florida 35, Charleston Southern 0
Drive: 8 plays, 74 yards, 2:17
Scoring Play: Tebow 28-yard TD pass to Aaron Hernandez (Phillips PAT)
Clock: 7:55
Drive Started: On the Gators' 26 after a Major Wright interception
Key Play: On 3rd-and-6, Tebow hit Hernandez for 19 yards

Florida 35, Charleston Southern 3
Drive: 7 plays, 48 yards, 2:18
Scoring Play: John Paglia 38-yard FG
Clock: 5:37
Drive Started: On the Bucs' 31
Key Play: Bucs' receiver Tim jones hit QB A.J. Toscano for 26 yards

Florida 42, Charleston Southern 3
Drive: n/a
Scoring Play: Brandon James 85-yard kickoff return (Phillips PAT)
Clock: 5:24
Drive Started: n/a
Key Play: James' 85-yard kick return for a TD

THIRD QUARTER

Florida 48, Charleston Southern 3
Drive: 6 plays, 49 yards, 2:21
Scoring Play: John Brantley 7-yard TD pass to Justin Williams (Phillips PAT failed)
Clock: 12:39
Drive Started: On the CSU 49 after T.J. Lawrence returned the kickoff 46 yards
Key Play: Brantley hit Williams on 3rd-and-goal from the 7

Florida 55, Charleston Southern 3
Drive: 6 plays, 53 yards, 2:44
Scoring Play: Brantley 9-yard TD pass to Cade Holliday (Phillips PAT)
Clock: 0:24
Drive Started: On the Gators' 47
Key Play: On 2nd-and-8, Brantley ran for 23 yards

FOURTH QUARTER

Florida 62, Charleston Southern 3
Drive: 8 plays, 61 yards, 2:20
Scoring Play: Mike Gillislee 7-yard TD run (Phillips PAT)
Clock: 9:33
Drive Started: On the Gators' 39
Key Play: Facing a 3rd-and-1, Gillislee ran for 11 yards


GAME COVERAGE

  • Gator Receiving Corps Taking Shape
  • Fourth Time's the Charm for James
  • Meyer: Gators Flexing Their Depth
  • Odds and Ends: Cooper's still blue collar
  • Decent Night's Exercise


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