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Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Florida Gators vs Troy Game Review Saturday 12th September

After the easy win against Charleston Southern it was Troy up next for the Gators, standing in the Gators way of a 2-0 start to the season. The weight of expectation would be on the Gators, as the number one ranked team in the country they would be expected to turn over Troy with little drama. So on an overcast Florida afternoon the game got underway at the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

First Quarter: The quarter began pretty slowly with both teams surrendering a couple of fumbles. It was a fumble recovery that would get the Gators underway when, at 6min 39sec Thompson received a 6 yard pass to score. Yet another fumble would see Troy on the board, with 51sec of the quarter left the Gators Moody fumbled the ball to Troy's Gulsman to score a 45 yard field goal.

Second Quarter: In the story of the game the Gators were able to capitalise on another Troy fumble when Silvoy coughed up the snap, Gators Tebow sent a 36 yard pass to Cooper in the endzone to make the scores 14-3. Next score for the Gators came by way of the Quarterback Tebow, from the 4 yard line he scored his 45th rushing touchdown of his career. Then with less than 6 minutes to go Trattou deflected Troy's quarterback Levi Brown's pass, the ball fell to Thomspon who rushed for 33yards to score. The last action of the half fell to Jeff Demps picked up on another fumbled snap for a 24 yard run to make the scores 35-3.

Third Quarter: Almost straight away, in possession of the ball from the get go the Gators went down field with a 32 yard touchdown pass from Tebow to James. It got worse for Troy when, with 8min 38sec to go, the Gators finished off a seven play, 62 yard drive for running back Chris Rainey to score, 49-3. With 6mins to go in the quarter John Brantley took over at QB. Not to be completely wiped out Troy were able to score another three points with a 42yard field goal with 38 seconds to go in the third quarter.

Fourth Quarter: As with the previous game against Charleston, not much happened in the fourth quarter. The only score was from the Gators when freshman Mike Gillislee caught a six yard pass from Brantley to make the final scores 56-6 to the Gators.

Attendance: 90,349

The Gainesville Sun Review:


Yet another easy win for the Gators and a perfect start so far, next up will see the debut of the LSU Tigers on these pages. Ill be review the LSU v Vanderbuilt game from the 12th September!

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