Fall Sports · Football

Gators dominate Wildcats, extend streak to 30

FINAL: FLORIDA 45, KENTUCKY 7
Gainesville, FL-  The Florida Gators have now defeated the Kentucky Wildcats thirty straight years.  The Gators outclassed the Wildcats 45-7 as starting QB Luke Del Rio threw for 320 yards and four touchdowns.  The Gators beat Kentucky in virtually every stat, and limited Kentucky to just ten yards passing more than halfway through the fourth quarter.   Del Rio became the first Gators QB to throw for 300 yards in a game since 2013 when Tyler Murphy accomplished the feat. Florida’s defense was spectacular and limited Kentucky to 149 total yards, and only three completed passes.  Florida forced Kentucky into three interception, a fumble, and also had four sacks.

Game Summary:

1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT FINAL
KENTUCKY 0 0 0 7 X 7
FLORIDA 14 10 14 7 X 45

 

The Gators jumped to a 14-0 lead after the first quarter on scores by RB Mark Thompson, and a 78-yard Antonio Callaway touchdown reception.  Eddy Pineiro added a 54 yard field goal early in the second quarter, and Del Rio found Brandon Powell for a 5 yard touchdown just before halftime. The second half saw more of the same action as Florida scored twice in the third quarter, freshman receiver Freddie Swain was left open for a 26 yard touchdown, and RB Jordan Scarlett rushed for a four-yard score. Lamical Perine completed the scoring for Florida as he caught a screen pass from Del Rio, and outran the Kentucky defense en route to the the end zone.  Kentucky’s Jojo Kemp capped the scoring with a two yard touchdown with 4:27 in the game.

SCORING:

  • 1st Quarter (7-0 UF) Thompson 3 yard TD (Pineiro PAT)
  • 1st Quarter (14-0 UF) Del Rio to Callaway 78 yard TD (Pineiro PAT)
  • 2nd Quarter (17-0 UF) Pineiro 54 yard FG
  • 2nd Quarter (24-0 UF) Del Rio to Powell 5 yard TD (Pineiro PAT)
  • 3rd Quarter (31-0 UF) Del Rio to Swain 26 yard TD (Pineiro PAT)
  • 3rd Quarter (38-0 UF) Scarlett 4 yard TD (Pineiro PAT)
  • 4th Quarter (45-0 UF) Del Rio to Perine 28 yards (Pineiro PAT)
  • 4th Quarter (45-7 UF) Kemp 2 yard TD

PASSING LEADERS:

KENTUCKY FLORIDA
Johnson 1-3, 45 yards Del Rio 19-32, 320 yards, 4 TD, 1 INT

 

RUSHING LEADERS:

KENTUCKY FLORIDA
Williams     12 carries, 66 yards Perine        17 carries, 105 yards
Badet          1 carry, 25 yards Thompson 15 carries, 59 yards, TD

 

RECEIVING LEADERS:

KENTUCKY FLORIDA
Badet           1 catch, 45 yards Callaway    5 catches, 129 yards, TD
Williams      1 catch, 7 yards Goolsby     3 catches, 44 yards
Richardson 1 catch, 3 yards Powell        4 catches, 43 yards, TD

 

TEAM STATS:

  KENTUCKY FLORIDA
FIRST DOWNS 9 28
TOTAL PLAYS 47 83
TOTAL YARDS 149 564
PASS YARDS 55 320
RUSHING YARDS 94 244
TURNOVERS 4 1
PENALTIES 2-25 6-75
TIME OF POSSESSION 22:34 37:26

 

 

WHAT’S NEXT:

NORTH TEXAS MEAN GREEN AT FLORIDA GATORS

SEPTEMBER 17, 2016 @ 7:30 PM

BEN HILL GRIFFIN STADIUM

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