Florida pulls off yet another miraculous stunnner to keep historic streak alive Andy Lyons/Getty Images
LEXINGTON, KY - SEPTEMBER 19: Demarcus Robinson #11 of the Florida Gators runs with the ball while defended by J.D. Harmon #11 of the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Kentucky has been looking to end one of the worst losing streaks in the country to a single team as they hosted Florida on Saturday night. The Wildcats had lost 30 consecutive games to Florida and it will go to 31 with a 28-27 score in what turned out to be a thriller.

Kentucky quarterback Stephen Johnson had three passing touchdowns with 190 yards while completing 17-of-25 pass attempts. The Wildcats also had some balanced rushing with 1 yards on the ground. Florida struggled so badly that they switched quarterbacks from Feleipe Franks to Luke Del Rio in the second half, but Del Rio struck a chord with the Florida offense and got them exactly what they needed.

Florida’s last drive came down to a thing of beauty as they used up almost all of the remaining 6:40 left on the clock when they got the ball back. With less than a minute left, the Gators drew up the perfect play to tie the game:

And then hit the PAT to go up 28-27. The defense had to play another 45 seconds and pulled off the stunner despite Kentucky pretty much going up and down almost on it almost all night. Kentucky had a fantastic run to give them an easy chip shot field goal for a win, but the play was called back because of a hold and that was too tough for Kentucky to overcome as their kicker missed a potential game-winning 56-yard field goal.

While Florida’s passing game was suspect, the running game was pretty strong once the Gators figured out that Malik Davis was the go-to guy. He finished with 93 rushing yards on 21 carries while team as a whole finished with 186 yards on the ground. There may also be a bit of a quarterback controversy now as Franks’ starting job doesn’t seem to be secure now.

Florida will host Vanderbilt next week and Kentucky will host Eastern Michigan.

Ben Bornstein was born in San Antonio, TX. That would explain his love for the Spurs and good basketball. He was raised in Orlando, Florida for most of his life though, so he has special feelings for the Magic too. He is an avid NBA, NCAA, and NFL fan who ...Read more
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