Florida defeats Tennessee on 63-yard Hail Mary

The Gators came oh-so-close to bottoming out against Rocky Top.

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"We'll fix our mistakes, correct them and we'll be stronger for it", Jones said. This is about them. "Look at these fans; it's a pretty cool deal".

There were questions this past week if Gainesville would be fit to host a football game in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

The names of the Florida Gators quarterback and receiver involved in a winning touchdown pass against Tennessee in 2015 changed two years later Saturday at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, but not the play or the distance. Quarterback Quinten Dormady threw three interceptions against a good Florida defense.

Regardless of the coverage call, however, the most basic defensive rule is you have to play as deep as the deepest receiver.

Florida shared its joy, as did Gators coach Jim McElwain, players and one of the school's mascots. That changed at the worst possible moment for Tennessee, when the Volunteers made a big play for the Gators look impossibly easy.

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Perhaps due to the title chase letdown or reputation alone, the media picked talented Tennessee to finish third in the division this season behind Florida and Georgia.

The Florida offense had not produced a touchdown in seven quarters this season going into the fourth quarter of Saturday's 26-20 victory over Tennessee.

"We just talked about that in the locker room, that we were like two different teams", Sumlin said of the Aggies' Jekyll and Hyde showing. "I was in shock that it happened". This is a fun group to be around.

I'm just imagining Townsend sending that tweet while the Jumpman remix that a fan made for him played in the background. No. 4 USC (2-0) and Texas (1-1) matched up late as well.

MEMPHIIS, Tenn. - Riley Ferguson threw for 398 yards and six touchdown passes, and Jacobi Francis broke up a fourth-down pass in the closing seconds to lead Memphis (2-0) to victory. Florida took a 6-3 lead into the final frame after 45 minutes of a defensive struggle, and then a different game entirely seemed to break out. In the end, MI piloted a fraught-filled flight to gut out a 29-13 triumph. Running back Malik Davis appeared to be headed to the end zone for a 74-yard touchdown run. The penalty gave Cleveland a kick return opportunity, and he ran it 46 yards into Tennessee territory. The domination is especially impressive since Pitt gave No. 5 Penn State all it could handle last week on the road.

Aaron Medley and Brent Cimaglia combined to miss three of Tennessee's five field-goal attempts. It's 42 consecutive road losses and counting for Kansas (1-2) after host OH (2-1) scored a 42-30 victory. Far from it. Facing second-and-14 at their own 31-yard line with four minutes remaining and nursing a 20-17 lead, Franks dropped back to pass.


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