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Florida Gators backup quarterback Tyler Murphy introduced the world to the face fumble on Saturday against Tennessee.
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- He stood calmly in front of a crowded room full of assembled media wearing a blue Gators polo shirt and an occasional smile.
He looked the part.
He sounded the part.
In Florida's 31-17 win over Tennessee on Saturday, Tyler Murphy played the part.
Murphy played it well, too. Florida fans, meet your new starting quarterback.
He is a redshirt junior from...
Florida and Tennessee are giving college football fans a clinic on how not to play offense. The Gators and Vols committed seven turnovers total in the first half – an abysmal stat. And while Tennessee was technically worse in terms of production (just 31 total yards), it was Florida that provided us the most ridiculous highlight.
Via @BubbaProg, here’s a GIF of Florida QB Tyler...
After Florida Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel was injured early in the first half, backup quarterback Tyler Murphy took over. Murphy has done a good job so far, getting Florida up to a 17-7 halftime lead and one play in particular created this hilarious GIF. Florida’s center and Murphy clearly weren’t on the same page and this ball was snapped directly off of Murphy’s face...
Tyler Murphy lit a fire under The Swamp when he rushed for a touchdown during the Gators' 31-17 win over the Vols on Saturday.
Leaving would’ve been easy. Tyler Murphy had three years in Gainesville to make an impact for Florida, and when it didn’t happen, transferring seemed inevitable. He could’ve gone somewhere closer to home or somewhere that offered more playing time, but he didn’t want to leave. He wanted to wait for his opportunity. It came on Saturday, as Murphy led Florida to a 31-17 win over Tennessee.
After Jeff Driskel went down with a broken fibula, backup QB Tyler Murphy stepped in for Florida, buried Tennessee, and Twitter promptly blew up.
Florida State remains at No. 8 in the polls while Miami moved up on Sunday
The Hurricanes (3-0) are now 15th in both polls after a resounding 77-7 win over
Savannah State in which Miami ran for 324 yards.
Florida (2-1) fell a spot to No. 19 in the coaches poll and slipped a spot to
No. 20 in the AP poll after opening SEC play with a 31-17 win at home over
On Sunday morning, Florida Gators QB Jeff Driskel tweeted out a hearty congrats to his backup, Tyler Murphy, for his big performance in beating Tennessee.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- After starting quarterback Jeff Driskel was lost for the season with a broken leg, Tyler Murphy led No. 19 Florida to five scores in a somewhat ugly game and helped the Gators open Southeastern Conference play with a 31-17 victory over Tennessee on Saturday.Murphy had a 52-yard touchdown throw to Solomon Patton, a swing pass that went the distance, and made several...
Both of these two former SEC powers came into this game limping. The Vols has just gotten annihilated by Oregon and the Gators lost to in-state rival Miami. Which team would right their ship in this important SEC East match-up?
This was not a beauty pageant and if you watched the first half you probably had to shield your eyes at times. In the first half, the Vols had just 31...
After starting quarterback Jeff Driskel was lost to a season-ending ankle injury, Tyler Murphy led No. 19 Florida to five scores in a somewhat ugly game, helping the Gators open Southeastern Conference play with a 31-17 victory over Tennessee on Saturday.
Murphy had a 52-yard touchdown throw to Solomon Patton, a swing pass that went the distance, and made several plays with his...
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- After starting quarterback Jeff Driskel was lost to a season-ending ankle injury, Tyler Murphy led No. 19 Florida to five scores in a somewhat ugly game, helping the Gators open Southeastern Conference play with a 31-17 victory over Tennessee on Saturday.
Murphy had a 52-yard touchdown throw to Solomon Patton, a swing pass that went the distance, and made...
After a weekend filled with some of the ugliest blow outs in recent history (including two games where the mercy rule was used) I'd have to say that there is nothing more appropriate than a post honoring the plays that symbolize last weekend's schedule.
The ugly, screwed up, ridiculous ones--the not-so hot plays of the week.
The University of Florida may have opened its 2013 SEC conference season with a win over rival Tennessee, but for the second time in two seasons, it will be without its starting quarterback Jeff when he fractured his fibula, the smaller bone in the lower leg, head coach Will Muschamp said.The win gave the Florida a boost of confidence in the 31-17. Now a team that was on shaky...
You never want to see anyone get hurt, but Tyler Murphy came in and did some positive things for the Gators. He will be the man going forward.
THIS JUST IN: Florida coach Will Muschamp says starting QB Jeff Driskel is out for the season with an ankle injury.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 21, 2013