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Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Florida Gators vs FIU Saturday 21st November

With the season nearing its climax the Gators had the chance in this game to record the best start in the school's history. This game at the Ben Hill Griffin stadium saw the visit of instate rivals FIU.

First Quarter: The Gators wasted no time in getting the first points on the board, Brandon Spikes intercepted the ball and returned for 41 yards to score the first touchdown of the game, at the 13min 10sec mark. With this touchdown interception Spikes became the only player in the country to have 4 touchdown returns. The Gators then held FIU to a three and out, forcing them to punt on their own 16 yard line. The Gators then drove 84 yards down field in five plays, with Tebow running a career long 55yard touchdown. At 9min 18sec the Gators lead 14-0, with this touchdown Tebow is now the leading touchdown taker in the SEC.

Second Quarter: Rainey would score two touchdowns in the second quarter the cement the Gator lead. The first from a Tebow shovel pass that Rainey took for a 27 yard score. Then his second from a pitch by Tebow resulted in a 22 yard run. The first touchdown being the first for Rainey. Scores now 28-0 to UF. FIU then found their feet and drove the ball 47 yards, setting up a field goal attempt. On this occasion Rivest missed to the right and the scores remained unchanged. UF would score the last points of the first half with a three yard dash from Jeff Demps. This gave the Gators a 35 point lead, but FIU would not end the half with no score. Rivest would score a field goal from 37 yard with 29sec left in the half.

Third Quarter: The UF dominance did not let up in the second half, Tebow would connect with wide receiver Riley Cooper for an 18 yard touhdown pass, giving the Gators a 42-3 lead. With 13min 38sec left Brantley took over from Tebow at quarterback, and immediately led the Gators 73 yards down field for two scores. First he connected with Omarius Hines on a 20 yard touchdown pass with 4min 06sec to go. This ate up time on the clock and gave the Gators a 48-3 lead.

Fourth Quarter: Brantley's second score would come on a 16 yard touchdown pass to Justin Williams, his second recieving score of the season. With 11min 10 to go in the game the Gators lead 56-3. Brantley would connect again when he found Frankie Hammon on a career long 31 yard pass into the endzone, giving Hammond his first score in a Gators uniform. This score capped off a 12 play 83 yard drive. Scores now 62-3 with 2min 28sec left in the game.

Attendance: 90.473


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