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Matt Jones helps Florida rally past Tennessee in 4th quarter

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Austin Hardin made a 49-yard field goal with 6:20 remaining Saturday as Florida erased a nine-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat Tennessee 10-9 and continue its decade-long mastery of this rivalry. Florida (3-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) rallied behind freshman quarterback Treon Harris, who led both of the Gators' scoring drives after replacing an ineffective...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida holds off Kentucky 36-30 in triple OT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Matt Jones' 1-yard plunge in triple overtime gave Florida a 36-30 victory over Kentucky on Saturday night, extending the Gators' winning streak in the Southeastern Conference series to 28 games. Kentucky's Austin MacGinnis, who hit a 51-yarder to tie the game late in the fourth quarter, missed a 41-yarder to start the third extra frame. Jones had consecutive...
Via AP on Fox
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida needs triple overtime to escape with 28th straight win over Kentucky

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Matt Jones' 1-yard plunge in triple overtime gave Florida a 36-30 victory over Kentucky on Saturday night, extending the Gators' winning streak in the Southeastern Conference series to 28 games. Kentucky's Austin MacGinnis, who hit a 51-yarder to tie the game late in the fourth quarter, missed a 41-yarder to start the third extra frame. Jones had consecutive...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida RB Matt Jones glad to be back after glum 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida running back Matt Jones was mostly miserable last season. The 6-foot-2, 235-pound junior from Seffner missed considerable time with a viral infection, rushed back for the second game of the season and then injured his knee a few weeks later. He didn't think things could get any worse. But with Jones watching from the sideline, the Gators ended the...
Via AP on Fox
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Healthy and determined: Gators RB Matt Jones ready to roll after 2013 misfortunes

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Matt Jones didn't feel right. He had a fever. He started to vomit over and over. Fatigue set in. Alarmed at how bad he felt, Jones sought medical attention. ''I felt really weak and couldn't get my strength back,'' Jones said Sunday at UF's Media Day. Jones discovered he had a viral infection during a trip to the hospital and subsequent stay. Soon, the weight...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Jones Undergoes Surgery; Running Back Out for Spring

On Wednesday, Florida running back Matt Jones underwent another surgery on his left knee. While Jones is actually ahead of the recovery timetable, the surgery will keep him out of Spring practice. Jones was in the midst of a promising, although frustrating, sophomore campaign when he went down with the injury. He only appeared in five games during the 2013 season, with his yards...
Via The Bull Gator
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida RB to miss spring practice

Florida running back Matt Jones is to miss the spring practice after needing another knee surgery. Is it not known whether Jones - who needed surgery on his left knee after destroying it in the Gators' loss at LSU in mid-October after he started four games this season - will be fit enough to start Game 1 in September against Idaho at The Swamp. BOTTOM LINE: It's not great news for...
Via SEC Football Blog
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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