GAINESVILLE, Fla. Florida's offense was sputtering along like a '72 Volkswagen, relying heavily on punter Kyle Christy to keep Missouri pinned deep in its own territory.
It was early in the second half and the Gators not only trailed by a touchdown, they had yet to score. They needed something to happen after Pop Saunders' 16-yard punt return gave them the ball at Missouri's 40-yard line.
First play: Mike Gillislee took a handoff from quarterback Jeff Driskel and gained four yards. Driskel departed and Trey Burton lined up at quarterback in the wildcat formation on second down.
The wildcat has worked big this season i.e. at Tennessee and had little impact in last week's loss to Georgia.
Burton took the shotgun snap, handed off to Omarius Hines, and 36 yards later the game was tied.
The Gators finally got the big play they needed.
"Motion across, and he gave me the ball, and I saw the hole and I saw the end zone, so I ran for it,'' Hines said. "It felt amazing. It's always g...