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(LIVE BLOG) Justin Trattou, track star

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Who knew Florida defensive end Justin Trattou had blazing speed? Trattou intercepted a tipped pass by South Carolina receiver Moe Brown and retured it 52 yards to the South Carolina 26. Four plays later, the Gators had some breathing room against the Gamecocks when Tim Tebow rushed for a one-yard score. Florida leads South Carolina 24-14.

The rushing touchdown was Tebow's 53rd of his career, which tied LSU running back Kevin Faulk's record for career touchdowns in the SEC.

UF 17, South Carolina 14
South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia led the Gamecocks on an eight-play, 65-yard drive with 2:10 left in the first half to cut Florida's lead 17-14. Florida's vaunted secondary made a few mistakes on the drive, including a poor tackle by cornerback Janoris Jenkins that led to a 30-yard gain by South Carolina's Jason Barnes.

Garcia eluded Gators linebacker Brandon Spikes and found USC tight end Weslye Saunders in the back of the end zone with an excellent pass for the Gamecocks' second touchdown of the half. Saunders got behind UF cornerback Joe Haden and safety Major Wright on the play.

Florida quarterback Tim Tebow is 9 of 16 for 161 yards and one touchdown. He has rushed for 41 yards on seven carries. Emmanuel Moody is the Gators' leading running back with 25 yards on two carries, including a 17-yard touchdown run.

UF receiver Riley Cooper has three receptions for 112 yards and a score.

South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia is 11 of 18 for 140 yards and a touchdown. USC running back Brian Maddox leads the Gamecocks in rushing with 57 yards on 11 carries, including a one-yard score.

Emmanuel Moody, welcome to the end zone! UF 17, South Carolina 7
Emmanuel Moody scored his first touchdown of the season with 10:28 left in the first half on Saturday. Moody carried the ball 17 yards for the score to give Florida a 17-7 lead. It was a beautiful option pitch by Tebow and Moody smoothly cut inside one defender a then trucked South Carolina strong safety Antonio Allen to reach the end zone.

32-yard Sturgis field goal
A productive drive by the Florida Gators ended with a 32-yard field goal by Caleb Sturgis with 1:18 left in the first quarter to give Florida a 10-7 lead at Williams-Brice Stadium.

The drive began on the Gators' 24-yard line and spanned 11 plays. The highlight was a 30-yard throw from Tebow to Riley Cooper on 3rd and 12 from the Florida 22.

Impressive drive by South Carolina to game at 7-7
South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia is looking good today. Garcia of Tampa completed passes of 13 and 24 yards on third downs during the Gamecocks second drive of the game. South Carolina drove 84 yards on 14 plays against Florida's highly ranked defense. USC scored with 5:51 left in the first quarter when Brian Maddox capped the drive with a one-yard touchdown run.

Riley Cooper explodes with 68-yard touchdown for Florida Gators
You want big plays by the Gators? Enter South Carolina. First UF drive. Riley Cooper 68-yard touchdown run-and-catch on a slant pass. Florida 7, South Carolina 0, 12:04 left in the first quarter.

--Freshman left tackle Xavier Nixon started today. The starting offensive line, from left to right: Nixon, Carl Johnson, Maurkice Pouncey, Mike Pouncey and Marcus Gilbert.

Williams-Brice Stadium rocking for Gators-Gamecocks
South Carolina students are dancing to techno! This place is crazy! It's full of crazy Gamecocks!

Football game about to begin, here at Williams-Brice Stadium. The home team is wearing jersies with camouflaged sleeves in honor of the U.S. military. On the back of every jersey, instead of surnames, are words like "commitment," "Service," "Honor," "Duty,"


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Our head coach is the stupidest guy I've ever seen in this world! He is single handedly throwing our perfect season away! Pathetic

Our head coach is the stupidest guy I've ever seen in this world! He is single handedly throwing our perfect season away! Pathetic

Posted by: GatorsUF | November 14, 2009 at 06:15 PM

Could you speak up please. I can't hear you..... Assmunch

where you at canes fans???

Very disappointed by the above comment. True Gators
are not "those fans" and please feel free to leave your
gator colors at the door.
Gators need to relax. And enjoy it (tbow) I imagine walking with a target on your back
gets a bit stressful. Everyone wants to be the team to end this amazing streak. We are the best. Go gators! One Saturday, one down, one inch at a time.

Thank u, thank u, thank u.
Like i've been telling u all, take the points in GAYtor games and u'll win money.
Now I know why u'all are in such a bad mood. U GOOBERS are losing that waffle house manager pay check on the GAYtors 2 cover..
Can't wait 2 spend my winnings at Joe's 2nite.
Enjoy ur covered and smothereds 2nite meth heads.

Gators are laughing all the way to an undefeated season...enjoy your winnings chump

u r an idiot to think he is a true Gator

whos #1?

Another dismal offensive performance. But on a much brighter note...HOW 'BOUT THEM 'CANES!! Where's Canesfool when you need him...no doubt the wheels on the Bandwagon are officially off.

hey backwards guy, is that all you got?? gators are undefeated and canes lost to UNC. how can you be talking trash?? LOSS TO UNC!! HAHAHA!!! what a joke. all you got is that we didnt cover?? the canes are back! back to emerald bowl!!

Did anyone see bozo the clown as head coach for Miami??? This guy has no clue about clock management. That end to the first half in the Canes game was so funny. I actually felt bad laughing almost like laughing at a kid with Down's syndrome.

Randy Shannon=Ron Zook without the brains

I have been telling you all for years especially you sarasota. Enjoy another 4-6 loss season! Mediocre ACC team!

hey zit head, do u know miami's 7 and 3??
hey nad, that's not all I have, I have a whole bunch of c-notes thanks 2 ur GAYtors not covering AGAIN..
Fire up the pipe meth heads..

you also have a certificate from your one class at MDCC. no one can take that away from you. guarantee you did not go college, let alone at miami. pretty sad with all the fake miami fans out there like you that you still cant get more than 20k people in the stadium. enjoy spending that money at hungry bear subs across from YOUR campus. well...i guess you could go to joe's but thats a pretty long bus ride from west kendall.

I was at the game on Saturday and was able to witness first hand how bad UF's receivers are. On TV, you really can't see routes being run, but now I know why Tebow always looks for Riley first, second and third. We'd probably have to go back 15 years to find a worse receiving corp than the one we have now - they just cannot get open or run sharp routes! If teams would just double team Cooper, we'd have at least one loss by now. And the fact that our best receiver (Riley) keeps dropping easy passes doesn't help either. Why we don't use Tebow under center more often or run Moody is beyond my comprehension. Can we borrow Dan Mullen for our bowl game?

7-3 right now dips#$t but you still have games left. Considering how the Canes close out their years the past couple of years under Bozo, it is going to get a lot worse.





Losing to an unranked North Carolina. AWESOME!!!


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