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FINAL: Florida Gators 70, The Citadel 19

iGAINESVILLE -- Thanksgiving came early for UF redshirt senior Javier Estopinan this year. He just rushed for one-yard touchdown to give UF a 56-6 lead in the third quarter. Estopinan, a Miami native, has had three reconstructive knee surgeries during his career at UF.

--Kestahn Moore having a nice game on Senior Day. He just rushed for his second touchdown of the first half and has 50 yards on six carries. UF with 512 yards of offense in the first half after a 46-yard run from Chris Rainey. Rainey with 126 yards on four carries.

--John Brantley in the game at quarterback for the Gators. Looks like Brantley will get two and half quarters of work today. If Tebow is done for the day, he finished with three touchdowns and completed 9 of 11 pass attempts for 201 yards. He also rushed for 34 yards on two carries.

--For all you Guns & Roses fans out there, UF's band breaks out Sweet Child of Mine for the first time this season. Nice.

--It's getting ugly now. UF freshman defensive back Will Hill intercepted a pass (13:24, second quarter) and returned it to the CU 31. The Gators went up 35-0 on the next play when Tebow fired a bullet to Deonte Thompson.

--Percy Harvin rushes for an 11-yard touchdown run on the first play of the second quarter. The play appeared to be going no where until Harvin cut back against his blockers and outraced CU's defense for a touchdown. UF 28, The Citadel 0 (14:54, second quarter.)

--First quarter in the books. UF has outscored its last seven opponents 122-0 in the first quarter. UF 21, The Citadel 0.

--UF making it look easy against The Citadel here at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. The Gators just went up 21-0 (3:27, first quarter) on a 43-yard touchdown pass from Tim Tebow to receiver Riley Cooper. Nice one-handed catch by Cooper in the end zone.

--UF redshirt freshman Chris Rainey bounces off a defender at the line of scrimmage and scores a seven-yard touchdown run. UF 14, CU 0. Rainey's fourth touchdown of the season.

--Percy Harvin with a nice 24-yard run on drive. I'm convinced that UF's play when Harvin goes in motion and takes the hand-off from Tebow is impossible to defend. It's worth at least 20 yards every time the Gators run it.

--UF freshman Will Hill and junior Markihe Anderson rotating at nickel.

--Senior receiver Louis Murphy with a 16-yard touchdown catch (10:34, first quarter) to get the party started. UF 7, The Citadel 0. That's Murphy's fifth touchdown catch of the season and Tebow's 20th touchdown throw.

--UF freshman cornerback Janoris Jenkins with his second interception of the season. He returned it 16 yards to the UF 49. (Update on Marsh. He appears to have injured his left knee. He's on crutches and headed back to the locker room.)

--Bad news on the first play of the game. UF defensive lineman Lawerence Marsh went down with what appeared to be a knee or ankle injury. He was helped off the field by trainers and his now being examined on the sideline. Brandon Antwine entered the game in place of Marsh.

PREGAME BELOW
Mr. Two-Bits performed the final pregame of cheer of his career with the entire football team flanking him on the field. It was a pretty touching tribute. The 82-year-old volunteer cheerleader is calling it quits after this season.

--No sign of Florida defensive end John Brown on the Gators' sideline.

It's cold in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium's open-air press box today. There was a flyover and now the Gators are taking the field minus one back-up quarterback.

--Florida's seniors being recognized right now. Today is Senior Day. Largest applause so far for Javier Estopinan, Louis Murphy, Jim Tartt, Phil Trautwein and Jason Watkins. Not anymore. Cornelius Ingram just sprinted onto the field and received a standing ovation.

-jo-

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Citadel?

That was the loudest Mr. Two-Bits cheer I have EVER heard. 60 years. That's tradition.

Check your ( if they give you one) halftime stat sheet Jo. I bet seven or 8 different guys touched the ball on UF's first 10 offensive plays.

Goody,

If OK continues the blow out of TX Tech do you think they will jump ahead of Florida in the BCS poll?

No question about it, OK or TX would beat Florida! Their defense is just as good but the offense is much better.

A beautiful Sunday in Miami, and GatorAid is exercise his 6.47 brain cells. You can do it GatorAid....maybe you can predict Miami to win a game some day again:)

GatorAid, you really are a hater that you're completely blind to the fact that Florida's defense is SIGNIFICANTLY better than OU or Texas. And Bradford won't have 30 seconds in the pocket per pass attempt vs. UF's front seven.

They haven't seen anything like our running game and Tebow just adds that other element.

It would be a close game for sure, but your comment is simply ignorant and haterish.

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