HIGHLIGHTS: Florida Gators Fourth Quarter Rally Stuns Kentucky Wildcats – Again, 28-27
By Chris Harry, Florida Gators.com // September 25, 2017
Gators notch 31st straight win OVER Kentucky
ABOVE VIDEO: Florida backup Luke Del Rio threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Freddie Swain with 43 seconds left that erased a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit and gave the No. 20 Gators a 28-27 victory.
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Apparently, the venue doesn’t matter, which quarterback is playing doesn’t matter and even double-digit Wildcat leads don’t matter.
Florida backup Luke Del Rio threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Freddie Swain with 43 seconds left that erased a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit and gave the No. 20 Gators a 28-27 victory that stunned the upset-minded Wildcats and their 62,295 Kroger Field faithful who expected to see history Saturday night.
History, however, has been known to repeat itself. In the case of the UF-UK football series, make that 31 straight wins for the Gators (2-1, 2-0), dating to 1987.
UK, which opened a 27-14 lead with just under 12 minutes to go, had a chance to win the game at the gun, but Austin McGinnis’s desperation field-goal attempt from 57 yards was short as time expired, giving Florida a second game in eight days that came down to the final play.
This outcome, though, wasn’t nearly as dramatic as last weekend’s “Hail Mary” defeat of Tennessee.
Besides, this was Kentucky. The outcome was predetermined, right?
“Well, that was fun,” UF coach Jim McElwain said. “Just can’t tell you how much I really like our football team, our guys. They keep hanging in there and figuring out a way to play the game.”
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