United Kingdom 24 Florida 14 4th Quarter

Erica Murray
September 26, 2017

Coming a week after a last-second, 63-yard touchdown pass beat the Volunteers 26-20, this rally required even more resolve after trailing most of the night. "You could feel it on the sideline that they didn't have any quit in them". United Kingdom had the Gators on the ropes - up 27-14 early in the fourth quarter - before, yet again, collapsing in the game's final few minutes. Del Rio then marched the Gators 58 yards for the winning score to stun a blue-clad sellout crowd of 62,945 hungry to see Kentucky end a generation of frustration against the Gators. He later had the longest pass of the game, finding sophomore wide receiver Tyrie Cleveland for 50 yards.

It came down to the wire but Florida stole a win against Kentucky 28-27. He completes a 27 yard pass to Garrett "Juice" Johnson who battles for extra yards. Against Tulsa, South Alabama and Pittsburgh - admittedly, not exactly the toughest non-conference schedule in the game - the Cowboys held a combined 59-0 lead at the end of the first quarter en route to blowout victories.

Kentucky (3-1, 1-1 SEC) drove the length of the field in the final 43 seconds to give itself a chance at a potential game-winning field goal, but the Wildcats' Nick Haynes was called for holding to negate a Benny Snell run to the Florida 25 with six seconds remaining.

Del Rio, the fourth-year junior, was summoned in the second half to replace redshirt freshman Feleipe Franks, who was ineffective in his first road start.

Kentucky gave up 14 points on undefended passes due to defensive communication issues and a long pass on a trick play where the receiver got behind the defense to set up a third Florida touchdown. Rudolph finished the game hitting 21-of-39 throws with 398 yards and two touchdowns, but he also lost a fumble and threw two interceptions.

Forced to kick from 57 yards, MacGinnis was straight but short.

Kentucky (3-1, 1-1) had 220 passing yards with senior quarterback Stephen Johnson collecting 196 and three touchdowns.

"That's the deal with the head coach that every offense, defense and special teams play is ultimately under your control and anything that you do to take away from winning hurts you a great deal", Stoops said. "And there's probably one of 12 plays in there than changed the game, and it's very disappointing that we didn't come up with those plays".

It's still a little hard to believe Florida pulled out that 2017 win.

TEMPE, Ariz. - Freshman Brandon Ruiz kicked a 41-yard field goal with 2:33 to play and Arizona State held on to upset No. 24 OR in the Pac-12 opener for both teams.

United Kingdom has one last chance.

2003 - The past year that United Kingdom outgained Florida in the rushing column. United Kingdom goes up 27-14.

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