GAINESVILLE -- Florida coach Urban Meyer said after the game that UF freshman cornerback Janoris Jenkins bruised his right shin and is probable for next week against Georgia.
LIVE BLOG BELOW
Will the Gators' blowout of Kentucky help the Gators much in the BCS standings? Off to the locker room for post game interviews.
UF 63, UK 5
UF's walk-ons allow a safety in the final minutes of the blowout. UF 63, UK 5.
UF 63, UK 3
UF back-up receiver David Nelson (aka Tiger Woods) just gave UF a 63-3 lead with a 38-yard touchdown reception from back-up quarterback Jon Brantley. That's Brantley's first touchdown pass of his career.
--Florida's 63 points is a record against an SEC opponent under Meyer.
BRANTLEY ENTERS GAME
Redshirt freshman quarterback Jonathan Brantley is in the game. No Cam Newton? Is Cam Newton getting the shaft?
--Announced attendance 90,589.
THIRD QUARTER BELOW
UF 56, UK 3
It's probably time UF coach Urban Meyer took Tebow out of the game. UF just scored with 2:59 left in the third quarter to give the Gators a 56-3 lead on a one-yard rush by senior Kestahn Moore. The drive featured two fourth-down conversions inside the five-yard line. Talk about pouring it on for the homecoming crowd.
After Moore's touchdown, Tebow jogged near the Kentucky sideline and swung his arms in the air to get some cheers out of the Gators' student section. Back-up quarterbacks Cam Newton or Jon Brantley should finish the game.
AHMAD BLACK'S PICK-SIX PARTY
Ahmad Black returned a UK interception for a 40-yard touchdown on the Wildcats' first offensive play of the second half. That's Black's third interception of the season and UF leads 49-3 with 14:51 left in the third quarter
HALFTIME STATS AND NOTES
-UF's three blocked kicks in the first half tied a school record for blocked kicks in a game.
-Demps had six carries for 45 yards rushing and two receptions for 60 yards and a score.
-UF's defense held UK to nine rushing yards in the first half and 70 passing yards.
SECOND QUARTER BELOW
UF quarterback Tim Tebow's three-yard touchdown run gave UF a 42-3 lead with 26 seconds left in the first half. Florida's offense finished the first half with a methodical drive of 80 yards, which featured hand offs and option pitches to four different running backs (Jeff Demps, Chris Rainey, Kestahn Moore and Brandon James).
--With the 36th rushing touchdown of his career, Tebow ties former UF running back Emmitt Smith with the most rushing touchdowns in Florida history.
MR. TWO-BITS WE SALUTE YOU!
George Edmondson, UF's 86-year-old cheerleader known as Mr. Two-Bits, is giving up his pregame "Two-Bits" routine after the Gators' final home game of the season against The Citadel, coincidentally Edmondson's alma mater. Mr. Edmondson attended The Citadel before World War II broke out. He joined the Navy and was trained as a night-ops fighter pilot.
He flew night missions in the South Pacific during WW II from the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Saratoga. He has cheered at UF games for 60 years. The first Florida game he attended was in 1949, a home opener against The Citadel.
COBB AT QB FOR UK
Randall Cobb now in at quarterback for UK with 5:08 left to play in the half. Cobb led UK on a 76-yard drive, ending with a 27-yard field goal by UK kicker Lones Seiber. UF 35, UK 3
--Will Hill continues played strong safety the entire drive. Giving the freshman some experience is a good idea.
UF 35, UK 0
Jeff Demps has the ability to turn a simple drag route into a 61-yard touchdown. He did this with ease in the second quarter with 11:26 to play.
--Will Hill in the game at strong safety for Florida. Wondy Pierre-Louis at cornerback for an injured Janoris Jenkins (right knee). Safety Ahmad Black on the sideline with his helmet off but he doesn't appear injured.
UF 28, UK 0
Percy Harvin is back in the end zone. This time catching a 33-yard touchdown pass from Tebow. Beautiful throw by Timmy. The route is on.
--Most points ever scored by an Urban Meyer coached team in the first quarter.
--Most point given up in a game this season by UK. AND THE FIRST QUARTER ISN'T EVEN OVER.
A.J. JONES ANKLE WRAP
The strong-side linebacker was on the training table getting his ankle tapped.
JANORIS APPEARS DONE FOR THE DAY
Janoris Jenkins, freshman cornerback has an ice pack on the knee. Javier Estopinan walked up to Jenkins on the sideline and patted the freshman on the back of the helmet. Markihe Anderson is playing cornerback.
ANTWINE MAKES TACKLE
For those who know the story of UF defensive tackle Brandon Antwine, then you probably got a little teary eyed when he entered the game on UF's fourth defensive series and slammed UK running back Alfonso Smith for a one-yard gain. Congrats on your recovery, Brandon.
UF 21, UK 0
Percy Harvin scored on a 16-yard with 6:44 left in the first to give UF a 21-0 lead. The drive took four plays and spanned 61 yards. The drive's highlight was a 15-yard option run by Jeff Demps.
UF's defense holds UK to its third consecutive three-and-out. UF secondary is sharp. Joe Haden nearly intercepted a pass intended for Randall Cobb and Major Wright deflected another UK pass attempt on third and long.
--Matt Patchan has played defensive tackle for two consecutive series.
JANORIS JENKINS ON TRAINING TABLE
Jenkins was spotted on the training table after UF's third defensive series. Right knee. He's up but limping.
DEMPS BLOCKS PUNT
Another UK three-and-out and another UF blocked punt. Simply amazing. Ben Hill Griffin is going bonkers after Jeff Demps squeezed through the UK punt formation and blocked the kick. UF doesn't even need its play offense today, apparently. Deonte Thompson recovers at the UK 1 and Brandon James scores one play later. UF 14, UK 0. 9:22 left in first quarter.
--Fourth blocked kick of the year and second today. That's Demps' second block of the season. He blocked a punt in the end zone against Miami for a safety.
GREEN BLOCKS PUNT
Florida freshman defensive end William Green (Hoover, Ala.) breaks through Kentucky's punt formation and blocks a kick in the red zone. Chris Rainey recovered the fumble at the UK 3. Tebow scores on a QB keeper on first offensive play. UF 7, UK 0. 11:01 in first quarter.
-That's the third blocked kick this season for the Gators as another UF freshman gets involved on special teams.
-Tebow's fourth rushing TD of the season.
--UF's first series of the game...eh. Kentucky safety Matt Lentz nearly picks off a terrible pass by UF QB Tim Tebow on first offensive play of the game. Tebow overthrows a receiver on third and long. Chris Rainey bobbles an option pitch.
--UF RB Jeff Demps started the game at tailback.
--UF running back Emmanuel Moody's ankle is not tapped. Either he has been cleared to play or he's not going in today.
It's rainy in Hogtown today. Does a wet field favor Kentucky or Florida? Will it even matter?
I'll be heading to the field shortly (just finished my morning bagel and coffee) but I wanted to let everyone know that I'll be blogging live today from Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
I present a few links to get everyone ready for a great day of college football...
My UF-UK game preview in today's Miami Herald...CLICK ME!
UK perspective (kentucky.com)...CLICK ME!
UGA vs. LSU game preview (ajc.com)...CLICK ME!
UGA's key stretch has arrived (Mark Bradley, ajc.com)...CLICK ME!
LSU vs. UGA game preview (NOLA.com)...CLICK ME!
UA vs. UT game preview (al.com)...CLICK ME!
UT vs. UA game preview (govolsextra.com)...CLICK ME!
Texas vs. Oklahoma State preview (austinstatesman.com)...CLICK ME!
Ohio State vs. Penn State preview (cleveland.com)...CLICK ME!
Michigan vs. Michigan State preview (freep.com)...CLICK ME!
Miami vs. Wake Forest (miamiherald.com)...CLICK ME!
FSU vs. Va.Tech (miamiherald.com)...CLICK ME!
USF vs. Louisville (tampabay.com)...CLICK ME!
Sniff any upsets out there?