Gasparilla Bowl: UCF Knights beat Florida Gators, marking first win against team in program history
TAMPA, Fla. — The UCF Knights are Gasparilla Bowl champions. The team beat the Florida Gators 29 to 17, marking their first win against UF in program history. The Gasparilla Bowl wasn’t the biggest game in UCF history, but for thousands of fans in attendance and so many of the players, beating Florida by double digits might be their most memorable win. Just because they have a bigger name, that’s not going to stop us.”READ: Gasparilla Bowl: Knights, Gators face off in TampaUCF coach Gus Malzahn said he believes the team is the program of the future. READ: Medical examiner: Former Buccaneers, Chargers WR Vincent Jackson died from ‘chronic alcohol use’But on the other side of the field, the Florida Gators are already turning the page.wftv.com
UCF Knights vs. Florida Gators: How to watch tonight
TAMPA, Fla. — Get ready college football fans, two Florida teams will battle it out in Tampa on Thursday night. The UCF Knights and Florida Gators will play in the Gasparilla Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. READ: 9 facts about the UCF KnightsThis will be the Knights’ fourth Gasparilla Bowl appearance. This will be the Gator’s first appearance in the Gasparilla Bowl. READ: UCF Knights to face Florida Gators at Gasparilla Bowl in TampaClick here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, click here to download the WFTV Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live.wftv.com
UCF Knights to face Florida Gators at Gasparilla Bowl in Tampa
UCF Knights to face Florida Gators at Gasparilla Bowl in Tampa File photo of Raymond James Stadium during Super Bowl LV in February. TAMPA, Fla. — The stage is set for a matchup between the Florida Gators and UCF Knights on the football field. For the first time ever, the two schools are going to go head-to-head, in a bowl game. On the Knights side, this will be the first bowl game with Gus Malzahn in charge and a chance to beat an SEC school in a bowl game for the third time. Napier is taking over a team that had to beat Florida State last week to get to a bowl game.wftv.com
Who is Billy Napier? 5 things to know about Florida’s new football coach
Billy Napier heading to Florida: Billy Napier will take over a University of Florida football team that struggled to a 6-6 record in 2021. (Lee Coleman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)As the new University of Florida football coach, Billy Napier will try to turn around a program that struggled to a 6-6 record in 2021. Napier was the Sun Belt Conference coach of the year in 2019. Here are some things to know about Billy Napier. >> Florida Gators hire Billy Napier as head football coachPersonal backgroundNapier grew up in Chatsworth, Georgia, and graduated from Murray County High School in 1998.wftv.com
College Football Playoff expansion talks to continue Dec. 1
Georgia Florida Football Georgia Bulldogs running back Zamir White (3) eludes Florida Gators safety Mordecai McDaniel (32) on this 4th quarter touchdown run during the second half of the annual NCCA Georgia vs Florida game at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Oct. 30, 2021. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) (Bob Andres)DALLAS — (AP) — The administrators in charge of the College Football Playoff plan to meet again on Dec. 1 to continue expansion talks, which need to reach a consensus by the end of the year if a new postseason format is to be implemented for the 2024 season. ___AP College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo contributed to this report. ___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/hub/college-football and https://twitter.com/AP—Top25. Sign up for the AP’s college football newsletter: https://apnews.com/cfbtop25.wftv.com
Kentucky rallies past No. 10 Florida 20-13 in SEC showdown
Trevin Wallace returned a blocked field goal 76 yards for the go-ahead touchdown late in the third quarter, Chris Rodriguez Jr. added a 9-yard scoring run early in the fourth and Kentucky made a final defensive stand to hold off No. 10 Florida 20-13.
QB debate continues as No. 13 Florida routs USF 42-20
No. 13 Florida tuned up for the start of Southeastern Conference play with a 42-20 rout of overmatched South Florida that did little to answer the question of whether starter Emory Jones or backup Anthony Richardson is best suited to run the Gators offense.
Florida Gators give Dan Mullen 3-year extension, $1.5M raise annually
Florida football coach Dan Mullen received a three-year contract extension worth an additional $1.5 million annually following a disappointing season that closed with a three-game losing streak and included several public relations missteps and NCAA sanctions.
Playmaker Tre Mann declares for NBA, says goodbye to Florida
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida point guard Tre Mann, the program's best one-on-one playmaker since Jason Williams more than two decades ago, is leaving school early and turning pro. Mann is expected to hire an agent and does not intend to return to college. His four consecutive 20-plus-point games matched the longest streak by a Florida player over the past 25 years (Nick Calathes, Matt Walsh). “Thank you to all my teammates who shared the Gator uniform with me for the last two seasons. He ended up returning to Florida and becoming the team's best player following Keyontae Johnson's collapse in early December.
Florida vs. Oral Roberts: How to watch, stream, listen
Oral Roberts upended the South Region with its 75-72 overtime win over Ohio State on Friday, earning a second-round game on Sunday against No. Few expected to see a close battle between Oral Roberts and Ohio State, much less the Golden Eagles becoming the ninth 15 seed to win a tournament game. The last win by a 15 seed came in 2016, when Middle Tennessee State beat Michigan State. Oral Roberts (17-10) won its first NCAA Tournament game since 1974 against Louisville. The Mean Green advanced with their first NCAA Tournament win, 78-69 over No.
Florida, Notre Dame schedule home-and-home series in 2031-32
Kaiir Elam during the Gators' game against the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla. / UAA Communications photo by Adler GarfieldGAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida and Notre Dame have scheduled a home-and-home series for the 2031 and 2032 football seasons. Notre Dame will travel to Gainesville early the following year. The programs have met just once, with Notre Dame rallying to beat Florida in 39-28 in the 1992 Sugar Bowl. The Gators have home-and-home series scheduled with Texas, Utah, Cal, Colorado, Arizona State and North Carolina State. They also play in-state rivals Florida State annually and are slated to play Miami and USF.
Cotton Bowl: Oklahoma’s 6th straight NY6 game, Florida’s 3rd
WHAT'S AT STAKEBig 12 champion Oklahoma takes a seven-game winning streak into its sixth consecutive New Year's Six bowl game. Florida is playing in its third consecutive NY6 game, having won the Orange Bowl and Peach Bowl the previous two years. ... Oklahoma is 5-2 at AT&T Stadium, including its fourth straight Big 12 title game there 11 days before the Cotton Bowl kickoff. The Gators' three losses were by a combined 12 points. The Sooners are playing in a bowl game for the 22nd season in a row, with Georgia's 24 in a row the only longer active streak.
Florida vs. Oklahoma: How to watch, stream, listen
10 Florida will be without its top four pass catchers in the Cotton Bowl against eighth-ranked Oklahoma. ESPNLine: Oklahoma by 3Receivers Trevon Grimes and Kadarius Toney announced Monday they are skipping the game in Arlington, Texas, to prepare for their NFL futures. Their absences leave Florida trying to replace four guys who combined to catch 174 passes for 2,778 yards and 34 touchdowns in 2020. Toney was at his best this season, finishing with 70 catches for 984 yards and 10 touchdowns. He ended his college career with 1,590 yards receiving, 715 yards rushing and 16 total touchdowns.
Florida receivers Trevon Grimes, Kadarius Toney opt out of Cotton Bowl, enter draft
(AP Photo/John Bazemore)GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida receivers Trevon Grimes and Kadarius Toney are skipping the Cotton Bowl to prepare for their NFL futures. Grimes and Toney made their announcements Monday on Twitter, leaving the program two days before No. They are the second and third Florida players to opt out of the bowl, following tight end Kyle Pitts. Pitts is expected to be a top-15 draft pick, and Grimes and Toney also could go in the early rounds. Toney might not be quite as fast as Grimes, but he's one of the shiftiest players in the country.
Florida Gators star Keyontae Johnson released from hospital
Florida Gators forward Keyontae Johnson was released from the hospital Tuesday after collapsing during a game 10 days ago, his family said in a statement. "We continue to be amazed at the pace of his recovery and look forward to spending Christmas together as a family," the statement said. Johnson, 21, collapsed on the court during a game against the Florida Seminoles on December 12. He was given brief medical attention courtside before he was transported to a nearby hospital. "This has been an emotionally taxing time for Keyontae's family, friends, and teammates," Scott Striklin, the school's athletic director, said last week.cbsnews.com
Florida basketball star Keyontae Johnson makes first public statement since collapsing on court
Florida Gators basketball star Keyontae Johnson addressed the public on Friday for the first time since he collapsed during a game last Saturday. In a brief video statement, Johnson thanked his fans and his doctors for the support he received while he was hospitalized. “Write your own story” God said my work here ain’t done 💙🤞🏽 pic.twitter.com/hJHlBIJmdg — Keyontae (@Keyontae) December 18, 2020Johnson, the Southeastern Conference's preseason player of the year, collapsed last Saturday during a game against the Florida State Seminoles. The 21-year-old was given brief medical attention on the side of the court before he was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. But conference rules require players to undergo heart testing and physical exams before they can return to the court.cbsnews.com
Florida basketball star Keyontae Johnson makes first public statement since collapsing on court
Florida Gators star Keyontae Johnson addressed the public on Friday for the first time since he collapsed during a basketball game last Saturday. In a brief video statement, Johnson thanked his fans and his doctors for the support he received while he was hospitalized. “Write your own story” God said my work here ain’t done 💙🤞🏽 pic.twitter.com/hJHlBIJmdg — Keyontae (@Keyontae) December 18, 2020Johnson, the Southeastern Conference's preseason player of the year, collapsed last Saturday during a game against the Florida State Seminoles. The 21-year-old was given brief medical attention on the side of the court before he was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. But conference rules require players to undergo heart testing and physical exams before they can return to the court.cbsnews.com
‘Thank you for all the prayers:’ Florida’s Keyontae Johnson shares update from hospital room
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida’s Keyontae Johnson shared an update on Instagram from his hospital room on Friday. First and foremost, I would like to thank God, I know you all have been saying your prayers out,” he said. The Southeastern Conference preseason player of the year is being treated at UF Health in Gainesville. University officials said Johnson spoke with his teammates on FaceTime on Tuesday. Team officials said they are working closely with Johnson’s doctors.
Florida vs. Alabama: How to watch, stream, listen
The senior leads the nation and has already set the school season record for touchdown passes with 40, despite the shortened, SEC-only schedule. He also ranks second nationally in passing yards per game (360.3), one spot ahead of Jones at 345.9. FACTS & FIGURESThis will be the 10th time the teams have met in the SEC championship game, with Alabama holding a 5-4 edge. The tight end has been a big weapon in Florida's passing game with 16 TD receptions. ... Florida K Evan McPherson is a three-time Lou Groza Award semifinalist who has made 48 of 56 field goal attempts (85.7%) in his college career.
Kyle Trask, Mac Jones enjoy unlikely rises to Heisman contenders
Kyle has certainly done that and has had as fine a season as anybody in the country.”Ditto for Jones. Trask has already set the school season record for touchdown passes despite the shortened, SEC-only schedule. Trask is second nationally in passing yards per game (360.3), one spot ahead of Jones at 345.9. Jones said he looks up to Trask as both a person and a player, especially since both opted to stick it out instead of transferring. “I definitely have a lot of respect for Kyle, for how he’s handled his situation, too,” the 'Bama quarterback said.
Florida’s Keyontae Johnson out of coma, talking to fellow Gators, team says
(AP Photo/Matt Stamey, File)GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida Gators forward Keyontae Johnson is now in stable condition, according to the team. Johnson was in critical but stable condition after collapsing during a game against Florida State University on Saturday. The Southeastern Conference preseason player of the year is being treated at UF Health in Gainesville. At the moment it is not known what caused Johnson to collapse, according to a report from the Associated Press. The Gators were scheduled to play against North Florida on Wednesday.
UPDATE: Florida’s Keyontae Johnson remains critical but stable condition following collapse
***UPDATE***Keyontae Johnson remains in critical but stable condition at a Tallahassee hospital, officials said. Keyontae Johnson collapsed just a few minutes into the game following a timeout. They’re now placing Keyontae Johnson onto a stretcher and wheeling him from the court. Keyontae Johnson is being taken to a local hospital for further evaluation, and we'll share an update when we can. https://t.co/bUkidjT4qd — Florida Gators Men’s Basketball (@GatorsMBK) December 12, 2020This is a developing story, stay with News 6 for updates
Florida vs. LSU: How to watch, stream, listen
The Gators have clinched the Southeastern Conference’s East Division and will play top-ranked Alabama in the league title game next week in Atlanta. Losing to LSU in the Swamp would eliminate any chance Florida has of sneaking into the College Football Playoff with a loss to the heavily favored Crimson Tide. Florida: TE Kyle Pitts is Kyle Trask’s top target and the team’s best pro prospect. … LSU self-imposed a one-year ban on postseason play Wednesday as part an effort to cooperate with an NCAA probe into rules violations. … Florida has won 12 straight at home, the team’s longest streak since winning 14 in a row between 2008 and 2010.
No. 6 Florida runs past Tennessee 31-19
Kyle Trask threw for 433 yards and four touchdowns, and the Gators beat Tennessee 31-19 on Saturday to clinch a spot in the SEC championship game. “It felt like they threw on every snap.”Playing with a depleted roster, Tennessee (2-6) dropped its sixth consecutive game. Florida stretched a 10-point halftime advantage to 24-7 with a 75-yard drive capped by an 8-yard pass from Trask to Trevon Grimes. “I think they did a great job — Tennessee — throughout the game of giving us some different looks," Trask said. The Tennessee defense stiffened and forced the Gators into a field goal attempt from 53 yards.
Florida vs. Tennessee: How to watch, stream, listen
6 Florida Gators will play against the 2-5 Tennessee Volunteers at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville. Florida is a 17-point Las Vegas favoriteWhat is the total for the game? Florida has to play the Vols on Saturday, LSU on Dec. 12, and against Alabama in the SEC Championship. Alabama vs. Florida for the SEC Championship is not set in stone at the moment, but it is the most likely matchup. If the SEC Championship ends up being the Crimson Tide vs. the Gators the winner would most likely get a spot in the final four.
Florida vs. Vanderbilt: How to watch, stream, listen
All rights reserved)The Florida Gators will head to Tennessee this weekend to play against the Vanderbilt Commodores at noon on Saturday. Florida is a 31.5-point Las Vegas favoriteWhat is the total for the game? Vanderbilt has not won a game this season. Dan Mullen is 26-6 as the Gators' coach and is 2-0 against Vandy as the Florida coach. The Gators have scored 38 or more points in each game this year.
Florida vs. Arkansas: How to watch, stream, listen
6 Florida Gators will host the Arkansas Razorbacks at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Gators quarterback Kyle Trask was named Southeastern Conference Player of the week and kicker Evan McPherson was named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week. McPherson made a field goal from 51 yards, 50 yards, and 34 yards. Former Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks is now the starter for Arkansas, the Razorback will make his return to Gainesville on Saturday. Florida kept Trask as the starter and Franks transferred to Arkansas.
Florida vs. Georgia: How to watch, stream, listen
All rights reserved)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Florida Gators will head to Jacksonville as the team plays against the Georgia Bulldogs at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Georgia is a 3.5-point Las Vegas favoriteWhat is the total for the game? Georgia’s only loss of the season came against Alabama and the Gators' only loss came against Texas A&M. Florida has not defeated a top-25 team this year, the Bulldogs are 2-1 against top-25 teams this year. The Bulldogs lead the series at 52-43-2 and Georgia defeated UF 24-17 in the game last season.
Florida vs. Missouri: How to watch, stream, listen
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida Gators will play for the first time in three weeks in a game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville against the Missouri Tigers at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Florida is a 13-point Las Vegas favoriteWhat is the total for the game? 10 team in the country and Missouri is 2-2 this year. Florida lost 38-41 against Texas A&M in its last game. The Tigers are winners of two straight after defeating LSU and Kentucky.
No. 10 Florida, Dan Mullen plan to resume practice next week after COVID-19 outbreak
Florida head coach Dan Mullen reacts during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. 10 Florida is planning to start returning to its football facility Monday, nearly two weeks after the program shut down because of a COVID-19 outbreak. Coach Dan Mullen, one of more than two dozen Gators who tested positive for the coronavirus last week, sounded congested as he said the team had a new positive Wednesday. '”Mullen suggested Florida would look at potentially changing its road routine, especially in regards to the size of visiting locker rooms around the league. It certainly was from the trip, but I don’t think it was from one specific aspect of the trip.
Florida Gators report 25 more positive coronavirus tests among football team
The Florida Gators football team reported 25 more positive COVID-19 tests among the team in the past week, according to school officials. This past Saturday coach Dan Mullen posted on Twitter he had tested positive for the virus. [TRENDING: How to turn off Facebook election reminders | Big rig with police lights pulling over drivers | Voter Guide 2020]The Southeastern Conference has rescheduled the Oct. 24 Florida vs. Missouri football game, according to officials with the Gators. Last week, 19 players and coaches tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a report from the Associated Press. [RELATED: SEC postpones Florida-LSU game as Gators deal with COVID-19 outbreak]The Gators were supposed to play against the LSU Tigers on Oct. 17, the Florida vs. LSU game will now be on Dec. 12.
Florida head coach Dan Mullen announces he has tested positive for COVID-19
University of Florida football coach Dan Mullen announced on Saturday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. In his tweet, Mullen said he self-isolating with his family and following guidelines set forth by the CDC and public health officials. The news capped off a whirlwind week for Mullen, who drew criticism for comments after last Saturday’s loss at Texas A&M that he hoped Ben Griffin Stadium would be at full capacity for a scheduled Saturday game against LSU. The game ended up being postponed until Dec. 12 after 21 Florida players (18 scholarship, 3 walk-ons) tested positive for COVID-19.
SEC reschedules Florida vs. Missouri game
The Southeastern Conference has rescheduled the Oct. 24 Florida vs. Missouri football game, according to officials with the Gators. The University said the game will now be at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 31 and the game will air on the SEC Network Alternate channel. Earlier in the week 19 players and coaches tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a report from the Associated Press. [RELATED: SEC postpones Florida-LSU game as Gators deal with COVID-19 outbreak]The Gators were supposed to play against the LSU Tigers on Oct. 17, the Florida vs. LSU game will now be on Dec. 12. Florida is currently the No.
SEC postpones Florida-LSU game as Gators deal with COVID-19 outbreak
10 Florida and defending national champion LSU a day after the Gators had 19 players test positive for COVID-19. The game was tentatively rescheduled for Dec. 12, the league's built-in bye week before its title game. It's the second SEC game bumped this week, following Missouri-Vanderbilt. Gators coach Dan Mullen said two assistant coaches also tested positive for COVID-19. Now, the Gators are trying to trace the origin of the outbreak.
Florida coach Dan Mullen apologizes, awaits word on COVID-19 tests, LSU game
10 Florida and defending national champion LSU are now scheduled to play in December. Unfortunately for coach Dan Mullen, the stadium still won't be packed. The Southeastern Conference postponed Saturday’s LSU-Florida game a day after Mullen had 19 players and coaches test positive for COVID-19. Florida hosts Missouri next, on October 24, and that game also could be in jeopardy. Mullen said two assistant coaches also tested positive.
No. 10 Florida has 5 new COVID-19 cases
10 Florida has five new COVID-19 cases. Coach Dan Mullen praised the way his team has handled coronavirus protocols Monday, avoiding a major outbreak with the highly transmissible virus. I think we’re a model of safety of what we’ve been doing during this time period,” Mullen said. “I’m really proud of how we’ve handled everything and how safe we’ve been with everything we’re doing and all the precautions we’ve had in place during this time.”The team had 21 positive cases once players returned to campus in late May, but it has dealt with 16 positive cases since. It is not known at this time if the Gators vs. Tigers game will be postponed or canceled.
Florida’s defensive debacle could prompt changes before LSU
With a defense giving up nearly 500 yards and five touchdowns a game, Florida’s preseason title hopes are in jeopardy. Florida’s defense ranks 13th in the Southeastern Conference and 72nd in the country (only 76 Football Bowl Subdivision teams are currently playing). “Well, first of all, as a defense we’ve got to take responsibility,” junior defensive tackle Zach Carter said. Now is a great time for us to come together.”It’s been a weekly debacle, really, with the team’s offensive prowess masking many of the defensive deficiencies. “I think we’ll be fine.”The schedule doesn’t get much easier, if at all, with defending national champion LSU (1-2) up next.
Florida Gators head coach Dan Mullen brushes aside criticism for wanting to ‘pack Swamp’
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida coach Dan Mullen was given several more chances Monday to clarify any confusion regarding his comments about wanting to pack 90,000 screaming fans inside Florida Field during the coronavirus pandemic. He declined each of them, brushing aside criticism and insisting he's focused on defending national champion LSU. “I think Texas A&M actually, they created a great atmosphere at the game, created an exciting atmosphere, you know?," the coach said. The Gators had 2,000 of a nearly 17,000 allotment unsold for their home opener against South Carolina two weeks ago. But Mullen apparently believes crowded bleachers would be OK.“These preventative measures remain the most effective ways to slow the spread of COVID-19,” Fuchs said.
Florida man steals gator meat, IDd by Gators license plate, police say
Hand tattoos, a Florida Gators license plate and the suspects wife help police catch a seafood theft suspect. A Port Orange man driving a car with a Florida Gators specialty license plate broke into a seafood store to steal gator tail meat, police said. Port Orange police were able to quickly identify Ellison based on information gathered by Volusia deputies when they arrested the Port Orange man for a boat burglary in April. In the video deputies obtained, a Hyundai car with a Gators front license plate is also seen. Port Orange police saw the same hand tattoo and the specialty license plate in the seafood stores video surveillance, a Port Orange report states.news-journalonline.com
Florida vs. Missouri: How to watch, stream, listen
- The Florida Gators will play in the team's final Southeastern Conference game of the season in Columbia against the Missouri Tigers at Noon on Saturday. College football insider Brett McMurphy and said Florida will play in the Cotton Bowl against Memphis. Florida quarterback Kyle Trask has thrown for 2,011 yards, 19 touchdowns and six interceptions this year. The total for points scored between both teams has been set at 44.Who does Florida play in Week 12? Bye weekWho does Missouri play in Week 12?
Florida vs. Missouri: How to watch, stream, listen
The Florida Gators will play in the team's final Southeastern Conference game of the season in Columbia against the Missouri Tigers at Noon on Saturday. College football insider Brett McMurphy and said Florida will play in the Cotton Bowl against Memphis. Florida quarterback Kyle Trask has thrown for 2,011 yards, 19 touchdowns and six interceptions this year. The total for points scored between both teams has been set at 44.Who does Florida play in Week 12? Bye weekWho does Missouri play in Week 12?
Florida vs. Vanderbilt: How to watch, stream, listen
10 Florida Gators will host the Vanderbilt Commodores at noon on Saturday. The Gators lost 24-17 to the Georgia Bulldogs this past Saturday. If the Gators win the last three games of the season Florida could make a New Year's Six bowl game. The total for points scored between both teams has been set at 47.Who does Florida play in Week 12? MissouriWho does Vanderbilt play in Week 12?
Fromm, Georgia beat Florida 24-17 in 'Cocktail Party'
Dameon Pierce #27 of the Florida Gators rushes during a game against the Georgia Bulldogs on November 02, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. 8 Georgia beat the sixth-ranked Gators 24-17 in the "World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party" on Saturday. Fromm also threw a TD pass in the first half, his fourth on third down in two years against the Gators. Trask brought Florida back again with a 2-yard TD pass to Freddie Swain , making it a seven-point game with 3:11 remaining. THE TAKEAWAYGeorgia: After consecutive lackluster performances at home, the Bulldogs looked much more like a team that can make the CFP.
Florida vs. Georgia: How to watch, stream, listen
Associated PressJACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Florida Gators will play against the Georgia Bulldogs at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville in one of the biggest games of the year in college football. The team that wins the game controls its own destiny in the east division of the SEC. The Gators are the only team in the SEC to feature four players to have over 275 receiving yards, 20 receptions and two touchdowns. Kyle Pitts has the most receiving yards on the team, with 391. Georgia leads the series at 51-43-2.
MONDAY HUDDLE: Is Georgia last big hurdle to Atlanta for Florida Gators?
Jake Fromm #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs passes during a game against the Florida Gators in 2018. Opportunity knocking for Florida as Georgia showdown arrivesGet ready for cocktail week in Jacksonville, but Saturdays annual battle between Georgia and Florida will once again mean more than just an excuse for fans to have a good time. Florida enters 4-1 in league play, while Georgia is 3-1, but the schedule really lightens up for the Gators beyond Saturday. In other words, if Florida wins, Gator fans will likely be drinking cocktails all the way to Atlanta for the SEC championship game. Gierke, who has been the head coach at Orangewood Christian since 2011, is 300-112-1 in his 37-year coaching career.
No. 9 Florida bounces back with 38-27 win over Gamecocks
Kingsley Enagbare #52 of the South Carolina Gamecocks tries to stop Kyle Trask #11 of the Florida Gators during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium. 9 Florida bounce back from its loss at LSU to outlast South Carolina 38-27 on Saturday. But like a year ago, when Florida rallied from 31-14 down to defeat the Gamecocks 35-31, South Carolina could not hold. Feaster, the Clemson graduate transfer, ran for 175 yards for South Carolina, which was outscored 21-7 in the final period. But inconsistency on offense doomed South Carolina to its fourth loss to Florida in the past five years.
Florida vs. LSU: How to watch, stream, listen
- The Florida Gators will play a top 10 team for the second week in a row at 8 p.m. Saturday. Florida now has to go into Baton Rouge against No. The last time Florida played LSU was on Oct. 6, 2018. This was the year the Gators won the SEC championship and the national title. ESPN's premier pregame show, "College GameDay" will be in Baton Rouge on Saturday.
MONDAY HUDDLE: Can Gators slow down LSU star Joe Burrow?
Kyle Trask #11 of the Florida Gators celebrates after a game against the Auburn Tigers. Now, Florida will turn its attention to another group of Tigers, the LSU Tigers, this week in what will be an even bigger challenge. Those are video gamelike numbers, but on the flip side, Florida will be by far the best defense Burrow has faced thus far. Much was made about how Central Florida was upset by losing 27-24 at Cincinnati last Friday, which seems odd. Florida State seems overmatched, but it also isnt the same dominant Clemson team as last year.
Perine, defense lift No. 10 Florida past No. 7 Auburn, 24-13
Freddie Swain #16 of the Florida Gators scores a touchdown during the first quarter of a game against Auburn. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Lamical Perine ran 88 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter, Florida's defense delivered another gem and the No. 10 Gators beat seventh-ranked Auburn 24-13 in the Swamp on Saturday. Nix completed 11 of 27 passes for 145 yards for Auburn (5-1, 2-1), with a touchdown and three interceptions. He was seemingly knocked out of the game in the second quarter when Auburn star Derrick Brown landed on his left leg.
Florida vs. Auburn: How to watch, stream, listen
Associated PressGAINESVILLE, Fla. - The Florida Gators are set to play the Auburn Tigers in one of the biggest games in the SEC this year at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville. This is the first time Florida has been 5-0 to start the year since the 2015 season. The last time the Tigers played the Gators was on Oct. 15, 2011, in Auburn. The Tigers won the game 17-6. Auburn's quarterback Bo Nix won SEC Freshman of the Week after he threw for 335 yards in a 56-23 win against Mississippi State.
Trask, No. 9 Florida handle FCS's Towson in Swamp, 38-0
Keon Zipperer #9 of the Florida Gators celebrates a touchdown with Kyle Pitts #84 and teammates during the fourth quarter of a game against Towson Tigers. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Kyle Trask threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, helping No. 9 Florida beat lower-division Towson 38-0 Saturday and extend its winning streak to nine. Although Florida won the game and covered the 35 1/2-point spread, it also struggled to run the ball early. Florida: Clearly has issues along the offensive line, which could prove problematic against the more dangerous Tigers: Auburn and LSU.
UF's Mullen: Towson prep will impact Auburn game
We talked to the team this week, Mullen said. Obviously, there will be a lot more hype on next weeks game, national hype, it will be the CBS game of the week. But for us to even have an opportunity to win that game, we have got to improve this week. The Gators want to be able to say the same thing coming off the Towson game, heading into the game with Auburn. Being a top-10 team, they know how to win, Mullen said.dailycommercial.com
Florida vs. Towson: How to watch, stream, listen
Associated PressGAINESVILLE, Fla. - The Florida Gators look to keep the perfect season alive in a non-conference game against Towson at 4 p.m. on Saturday at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville. Florida has been a second half team this season. The Gators defense has stepped up this year. Florida's defense has picked up 20 sacks and 37 tackles for a loss in four games. Taylor Zarzour, Matt Stinchcomb, Alyssa LangWhich team is favored to win the game?
No. 9 Florida routs Tennessee 34-3, extends series dominance
Kyle Trask #11 of the Florida Gators runs with the ball during the first half of the game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Kyle Trask threw for 293 yards and two touchdowns in his first start in nearly seven years and No. 9 Florida beat slumping Tennessee 34-3 Saturday, extending the Gators' dominance in a series that used to be the most prominent in the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division. Trask completed 20 of 28 passes, none better than the ones that went for touchdowns to Kyle Pitts and Freddie Swain. Florida hosts Towson in the second of two games against teams from the Football Championship Subdivision.
Florida vs. Tennessee: How to watch, stream, listen
Associated PressGAINESVILLE, Fla. - The Florida Gators sit at the No. The Gators will host the Tennessee Volunteers at noon on Saturday at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Florida is 3-0 on the year and Tennessee is at 1-2. Florida beat Tennessee 47-21 the last time the two teams met. Florida is an 15-point Las Vegas favoriteWhat is the total for the game?
No. 9 Florida rallies past Kentucky 29-21 in SEC opener
Ahmad Wagner #14 of the Kentucky Wildcats reaches to catch a touchdown pass against the Florida Gators. 9 Florida with three fourth-quarter touchdown drives, including his go-ahead, 4-yard scoring run with 4:11 remaining that lifted the Gators to a 29-21 victory over Kentucky on Saturday night. Stopped for no gain on fourth-and-1 at the Kentucky 38, Franks appeared to bend backward on the play. Trask entered and led Florida (3-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) on a 62-yard drive, ending with Lamical Perine's 8-yard TD run to get the Gators within 21-16. Sawyer Smith accounted for all three Kentucky touchdowns with scoring passes of 26 and 13 yards sandwiched around his 2-yard run.
MONDAY HUDDLE: 5 takeaways from this weekend's football scene around the state
Lamical Perine #2 of the Florida Gators celebrates a touchdown during the game against the Tennessee Martin Skyhawks at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)Here are five takeaways from this past weekend's football action around the state. Rough start for pro teamsIt couldnt have been an uglier start to the season for the three NFL teams in the state. Florida State managed to win its first game of the season on Saturday but not in the manner many were expecting. After the game, Florida head coach Dan Mullen insinuated that the injury could be serious.
No. 11 Florida loses Toney, Henderson in win over UT Martin
Sherrod Pittman #12 of the Tennessee Martin Skyhawks attempts to tackle Lamical Perine #2 of the Florida Gators during the game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. 11 Florida might have lost its top two players in a 45-0 victory over lower-division Tennessee-Martin on Saturday night. Florida barely missed either of them against the Skyhawks (1-1), who fell to 0-10 against SEC teams and failed to cover the 44 1/2-point spread. Without them, Florida still manhandled overmatched UT Martin. Florida led 38-0 early in the fourth - and had emptied its bench - when quarterback John Bachus scampered for 48 yards and gave UT Martin its best scoring opportunity.
Inconsistent Franks, No. 8 Florida rally to beat Miami 24-20
Feleipe Franks #13 of the Florida Gators tries to avoid the tackle of Amari Carter #5 of the Miami Hurricanes in the first half in the Camping World Kickoff at Camping World Stadium. 8 Florida beat Miami 24-20 Saturday night in the opening game of the college football season. Florida's defense bailed Franks out time and time again, finishing with 10 sacks and 16 tackles for a loss. SPURRIER & MEYERFormer Florida coaches Steve Spurrier and Urban Meyer watched the game from a luxury suite alongside Gators athletic director Scott Stricklin. It's the first of two games the Gators play against Football Championship Series teams.
Residents excited about Parramore's growth, but fear being pushed out
Kickoff isn't until 7 p.m. Saturday but, blocks away in Parramore, residents and workers are already getting ready, too, and said they hope to feel the impact. [RELATED: Miami vs. Florida is most in-demand ticket in history of Camping World Stadium | Florida vs. Miami: How to watch, stream, listen]"I happen to be a Miami fan. "Were excited, but dont push us out, even though we are having growth," Cannady said. She smiles about the growth in Parramore, but said there are now big concerns when it comes to low-income and affordable housing for residents. News 6 reached out to the city of Orlando about the concerns from Parramore residents when it comes to gentrification.
Florida, Miami renew rivalry with home-and-home series
(Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Florida and Miami have scheduled a home-and-home series for the 2024 and 2025 seasons, renewing an in-state rivalry that used to be an annual affair. "I think it's great for our fans and the entire state to have two top teams like Miami and Florida play at each other's stadium," first-year Miami coach Manny Diaz said. Florida's non-conference schedules have been mostly lackluster aside from an annual game against rival Florida State. Getty Images Brad Kaaya #15 of the Miami Hurricanes. "Florida and Miami playing periodically is good for college football in general, but especially in the state of Florida," Stricklin said.
Gators are acing team chemistry on and off field
In their second Nick Savage summer, the Florida Gators put in the work again, stressing and straining, running and lifting. I like all the team stuff, team activities, Mullen said. The Gators apparently won the team activities portion of their offseason, because they were together off the field a lot, doing a lot of different things. The players have been doing stuff together off the field, having fun and strengthening bonds and growing team chemistry. Paintballing, just hanging out, building chemistry like were supposed to to be a good team.dailycommercial.com
Season opener against Miami has Florida players focused
You have to prepare like the season is right around the corner because it really is. We dont have time for errors because we start the season off with a big-time ball game, Hammond said. This almost feels like a must-win game for the Gators if theyre going to have the kind of season theyre anticipating. Whoever wins that game ends up really kicking off the season on the right note with a big win in a big game with a lot of national exposure. Its the fact theyre opening the season against Miami at a neutral site and the college football world will be watching.dailycommercial.com
Mullen, Gators welcome high expectations for Year 2
I don't know if there's anybody out there that has higher expectations for the team as a program than I do." Very high expectations. So, here the Florida Gators find themselves again, just like in better times, staring at soaring expectations heading into the season. I kind of like them, having expectations, and I like guys in our program having expectations and expect great things from themselves, expect great things from the team and expect great things from the program. I have high expectations for this team.Junior quarterback Feleipe Franks has the same.dailycommercial.com