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Despite, the 2012 Navy-Marine Corps Classic between No. 10 Florida and Georgetown being called after the Gators led at half 27-23 due the condensation, Gator players said they enjoyed and appreciated the experience.
Gator forward Erik Murphy said the game was called because officials felt it was unsafe.
“They’re probably right (to cancel the second half),” Murphy said immediately after the game was called. “We’re disappointed, but it was great experience and a lot of fun. It’s a long season and only one game.”
(Credit: Jim Burgess/University of Florida Athletics Communications)
A crowd of 3,500 gathered on the rear flight deck of the USS Bataan. Fans who paid a minimum of $1,000 for tickets and military personnel in full garb made up the crowd. Members of the U.S. Navy formed a band in the stands while others watched leisurely, cheering for one team or the other.
Murphy said he felt his team played well for a half despite a combined 14 turnovers from both teams. He said the absence...
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Kenny Boynton scored 22 points and No. 10 Florida cruised past Alabama State 84-35 on Sunday in a late opener for the Gators.
Florida was supposed to begin the season Friday against Georgetown aboard the USS Bataan, but the game was canceled at halftime because there was moisture on the court.
The Gators led Alabama State 47-9 at halftime, the fewest points Florida has allowed...
According to Gators beat reporter @Goldkamp247 of 247 sports, this is what The Swamp aka Ben Hill Griffin Stadium looked like during the Homecoming festivities before the Florida Gators take on Louisiana-Lafeytte in Gainesville, Florida. After the Florida Gators lost to the Georgia Bulldogs, it seems like attendance has been down. The funny thing is that the Gators can still win...
GAINESVILLE, Fla. The one snap that turned Gators sophomore quarterback Jacoby Brissett from onlooker to participant came midway through the third quarter Saturday.
Florida starting quarterback Jeff Driskel went down with a sprained ankle and did not return.
Enter Brissett, who had not thrown a pass in a game since the season opener Sept. 1 against Bowling Green. To get him in...
GAINESVILLE, Fla. The Florida Gators opened preparation for their home finale Monday uncertain of whether Jeff Driskel's injured right ankle would be healed enough for him to play Saturday against Jacksonville State.
Fortunately for the Gators, they don't seem too concerned if Driskel can't play, given fellow sophomore Jacoby Brissett's performance Saturday. Brissett...
The Gators took out the Ragin' Cajuns in the Swamp Saturday, but the win did not come easy. After losing starting quarterback Jeff Driskel in the second half, Florida came from behind to take the 27-20 win over Louisiana-Lafayette. Cody Jones and Amy Campbell discuss it all right here.
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No. 7 Florida 27, Louisiana-Lafayette 20
OT? We dont need no stinking OT? Just when it looked like Florida was headed to a loss and then to overtime, the sun set on Louisiana-Lafayette of the Sun Belt. The Gators scored 14 points in the final 1:41 to avoid what would have been a monumental upset. This victory...
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Jelani Jenkins returned a blocked punt 36 yards for a touchdown with 2 seconds remaining and No. 7 Florida rallied in the closing minutes to beat Louisiana-Lafayette 27-20 on Saturday.
The Gators (9-1) scored twice in the final 2 minutes to avoid the biggest upset in school history.
Florida did little on offense most of the day and looked to be in serious...
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel is doubtful for Saturday's game against Jacksonville State.
Coach Will Muschamp says fellow sophomore Jacoby Brissett likely will start against the lower-division Gamecocks.
Driskel sprained his right ankle in the third quarter of Saturday's 27-20 win over Louisiana-Lafayette and probably won't practice this...
The Gators didn’t waste time putting their second attempt at a season opener out of reach. Florida put together multiple scoring runs in the first half, but it was the defense that stole headlines and changed records. The Gators allowed just nine first-half points, their fewest ever allowed in a half in the shot clock era while cruising to an 84-35 win over Alabama State.
Louisiana-Lafeyette is taking on the Florida Gators and they are giving them a run for their money. The ULL wide receiver was a few yards short of a first down on a 2nd down play and Matt Elam nailed the WR with a late hit that not many people would question. The referee than came over and threw a penalty flag directly at a Pop Saunders who caught the flag and threw it away. ULL...
Loucheiz Purifoy’s eyes lit up when he heard the call. While walking in front of the line of scrimmage and stalking the punt protection of Louisiana, the sophomore cornerback heard the word bounce out of each Florida player’s mouth — ‘BLACK.’ It’s the word Purifoy always wants to hear before the ball is snapped because it means he can use his aggression to his advantage.
1. Alabama State was held to 12-56 shooting, including 8-36 (22.2%) on twos and 4-20 (20%) on threes. For the game they scored 35 points. The last time the Gators held anyone below 40 was against Presbyterian in 2009.
2. Senior Kenny Boynton is the only junior or senior player left in college who was a consensus top-10 recruit. So it's fair to expect a big season. After the...