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Fat Man TD? Almost

GAINESVILLE -- Gators nose tackle Darius ‘Bear’ Cummings fantasized of a day when CBS announcer  -- and resident chortle expert -- Verne Lundquist would call his name in a primetime game.

On Saturday, Cummings’ dream came true, and afterwards he couldn't stop smiling.

In the second quarter of UF's 31-17 win over Tennessee, the redshirt junior picked of a Nathan Peterman whiff pass and rumbled 30 yards until either A) tripping himself and running out of gas or B) teammate Dominique Easley accidentally tackling him.

During the postgame celebration, coach Will Muschamp said, “I just told them in the locker room after the game I don’t know who looks worse: me jogging on campus or Darius returning that pick. I was a lot happier to watch him than watch me run.”

 

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Lmao at tackling your own guy! Without all those " gifts " Tennessee would have won that game. I love it when you guys turn over the ball they are "gifts" to the opposing teams but when they turn it over they are " takeaways". Lol! UM had 6 takeaways from ufelons and we "gifted" you a td near the end. as a team, we dominated U. Sure your d is alright but your O sucks! Driskel going down will only make it worse. Back to .500 next weeklol.

Seems to me that he did run out of gas AND Easley bumped him from behind as well.
Overall another great showing by our defense.

Jlo, good to see you come out of hiding, your fat out of shape D lineman trip over their own feet but hey that was a gift from UT not a takeaway, rigghtttt

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