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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 trouble when quarterback Jeff Driskel left the game with an ankle injury.
The Rajin' Cajuns (5-4) led 20-13 after Alonzo Harris' 2-yard run and a blocked punt for a touchdown. But Jacoby Brissett rallied the Gators. Brissett found Jordan Reed down the middle for a 39-yard gain and then hit Quinton Dunbar for 3-yard score with 1:42 remaining.
ULL was content to play for overtime.
But Loucheiz Purifoy came off the edge and got his right hand on the punt. Jenkins picked up the deflection and went untouched the other way.
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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...
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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...
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...
The Florida Gators had a huge brain fart on Saturday and almost blew a game that should have been a cake walk. Louisiana-Lafayette came out firing on all cylinders, and if it weren’t for the Gators blocking a punt and returning it for a touchdown with two seconds left. This late hit was the game in a nutshell; the Gators making horrible plays and decisions and ULL capitalizing...
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.
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- No. 10 Florida has suspended starting point guard Scottie Wilbekin indefinitely for an undisclosed reason.
Coach Billy Donovan made the announcement Thursday aboard the USS Bataan, site of Florida's season opener. The Gators play Georgetown on the ambitious assault ship Friday.
Donovan declined to divulge what the 6-foot-2 junior did, but said it wasn...
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.
One of the first things Florida coach Billy Donovan did upon boarding the USS Bataan was ask about touring the gun turret.
Forget the wind, the open-air backdrop, the chilly temperatures and potential court condensation.
This was bigger than basketball, and Donovan knew it.
''To be on this ship, sharing a moment like this, means more than I can ever express,''...
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.