Found September 23, 2012 on
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The University of Florida football team laid a beatdown to the University of Kentucky, 38-0, in the Swamp on Saturday. The Gators improved to 4-0 with the victory, however, experienced a scary moment late in the second quarter when receiver Jordan Reed was the recipient of a vicious hit by two UK defenders.
Reed, streaking down the center of the field, caught a pass from QB Jeff Driskel, and while securing the catch was hit simultaneously by two Wildcat defenders in the process. The hit was so violent that it dislodged Reed's helmet nearly five yards in the opposite direction. Somehow Reed managed to hang on to the ball and dust himself off as if nothing had ever happened.
UK safety Mikie Benton was flagged for a penalty and it's likely that both Wildcats could face suspension from the SEC for their actions.
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You know someone is a team player when they take a massive hit to make a play. Reed miraculously held onto the ball, after a hit which would surely draw a fine from Commissioner Roger Goodell had they been playing in the NFL.
Earlier today, University of Florida tight end Jordan Reed became a notable name on the Internet after holding onto a 25-yard reception while taking a vicious hit in the second quarter of the Gators game against the University of Kentucky.
Watch as Reed makes the catch and then gets jacked up by Kentucky safety Mikie Benton with a helmet-to-helmet hit:
The hit caused...
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- No. 14 Florida fullback Trey Burton missed the Gators' 38-0 victory against Kentucky on Saturday because of back spasms.
Coach Will Muschamp said Burton awoke with the problem Friday and had shooting pain every time he stepped on his right foot.
The Gators (4-0) hardly missed Burton against Kentucky, and Florida has a week off before playing No. 2...
Florida has been in this position before. Last season, in fact.
The Gators were highly ranked and undefeated after four games in 2011 before collapsing in October.
Players and coaches don't expect it to happen again. They insist there's a completely different feeling this time around - stemming from more talent and experience, increased confidence, late-game success, a...
Florida’s faith in Jeff Driskel balloons with each win. The staff’s confidence in the sophomore first fired in the season opener against Bowling Green, when the Oviedo native racked up more snaps at quarterback than Jacoby Brissett. It continued in College Station, Texas, when he was named UF’s starting quarterback. This week, he joined Sam Robey and Sharrif Floyd in the coveted...
Jeff Driskel accounted for two touchdowns, helping No. 14 Florida beat Kentucky 38-0 Saturday and extend its winning streak to 26 in the series.The Gators (4-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) also recorded their first shutout in conference play since a 52-0 victory against Mississippi State in 2001.
The Florida Gators had a slow start in the first quarter but got it going in quarters two and three on Saturday. In the end they rolled up 38 points and gave up none in the process. Here is the game in pictures and we will contiue to update the gallery.
The Gators will take the field in 2013 with a team depending on multiple newcomers, but they’ve built a schedule to help ease some of the younger players into the season. The out of conference portion isn’t as strong as recent years, but Florida will play another tough slate in 2013.
The Florida Gators opened up with the SEC contests in their first four games and that usually means some hard play on the field. With that hard play comes injuries and the gators are a little beat up right now. At 4-0 and with the big 38-0 victory Saturday against Kentucky, the Gators could use some time off.
On the surface, this Florida team is kicking off at the same pace as last year’s squad. In 2011, the Gators dipped into October 4-0. Now, as September closes, the orange and blue is, again, sitting four wins deep — unblemished by a single loss. But with a new offensive coordinator and what Coach Will Muschamp describes as “a more talented team,” this year’s Florida Gators differ.
It still isn’t a full roster for the Florida Gators football squad. With only 79 spots filled on an 85 man roster it would be prudent to take advantage of the players you do have. The Florida staff headed by second year coach Will Muschamp seems to be setting the tone in terms of youth being served in 2012. They are also getting some older reserves involved to build some quality depth.
Coming into the game with Kentucky, the Florida Gators were hitting just 27 % on third down conversions. 11 of 41 just looks bad for that particular statistic. Saturday, things got going a little better and in the 38-0 swamping of Kentucky, the Gators were able to covert on 12 of 17, third down attempts in the game. Florida head coach Will Muschamp said the Gators executed better on Saturday.
The Florida Gators are off to a 4-0 start as they head into the bye-week. The Gators and Will Muschamp will now have two weeks to prepare as the LSU Tigers and Les Miles will invade the Swamp on October 6th.