GAINESVILLE -- A shocker at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
Ole Miss defender Kentrell Lockett, a 6-5 sophomore, blocked a Florida extra point with 3:28 left in the game on Saturday at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, preserving Ole Miss' lead.
JOE HADEN WHERE ARE YOU?
Ole Miss took a 31-24 lead with 5:26 left in the game when UF cornerback Joe Haden left Ole Miss receiver Shay Hodge uncovered. UM quarterback Jevan Snead found Hodge wide opn for an 86-yard score.
THIRD QUARTER BELOW
Capitalizing on Florida mistakes, Ole Miss has taken a 24-17 heading into the fourth quarter. The Rebels took the lead with 52 seconds left in the third when, facing a fourth-and-2, Ole Miss running back Dexter McCluster rushed for a 40-yard touchdown.
OLE MISS BACK IN IT
Ole Miss tied the game early in the third quarter thanks to two UF fumbles. The second fumble, credited to UF quarterback Tim Tebow led to a Ole Miss touchdown by Cordera Eason to tie the score at 17-all.
Florida turned the ball over for the second time on Saturday when Percy Harvin lost possesion on a run at the beginning of the third quarter. Ole Miss converted the turnover into a 33-yard field goal with 11 minutes left in the third quarter to cut UF's lead to 17-10.
After taking a 17-10 lead into the half, Florida's offense struggled during the third quarter. When the Gators weren't fumbling, they were shanking punts or allowing Ole Miss defensive end Greg Hardy to sack Tebow.
SECOND QUARTER BELOW
Florida quarterback Tim Tebow rushed for his first touchdown of the season with 1:06 left in the first half here at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium to give Florid a 17-7 lead.
Tebow has completed 10-of-15 passes in the first half for 172 yards. His first-quarter touchdown pass to UF receiver Percy Harvin (43 yards) gave Florida a 10-7 lead.
HARVIN BREAKS OUT
Tebow's second-quarter score was set up by an impressive gain from UF receiver Percy Harvin. Harvin out raced one Ole Miss defender on the 24-yard reception and split two more, carrying the ball to the goal line. Harvin has six receptions for 114 yards in the first half. He also lead UF in rushing (25 yards on four carries).
MOODY AND MAJOR BOTH HURT?
Both players limped off the field. Moody (right ankle) went to the locker room early and Major Wright was helped off the field by Dorian Munroe with a trainer by Wright's side.
MAJOR WRIGHT INTERCEPTION
UF's first touchdown drive was set up by an interception from Gators safety Major Wright of Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas. Wright picked off UM quarterback Jevan Snead's pass at the UM 48 and returned it five yards. Wright's second pick of the season.
Florida needed just one offensive play following Wright's interception to take the lead, 10-7. Tebow floated a pass into the flat to UF receiver Percy Harvin and Harvin sprinted for a 43-yard score. It was a lucky play for Florida. Not the best pass from Tebow as Ole Miss safety Kendrick Lewis should have picked it off and returned it for a score. Instead, Lewis tipped it right into Harvin's hands.
CUNNINGHAM IN THE GAME
Mysteriously, Cunningham enters the game in the second quarter and makes an immediate impact. He and Spikes combined to sack Ole Miss quarterback Jevan Snead on a third-and-17 on Ole Miss' second drive of the second quarter.
SPIKES LEADING THE WAY
Florida's defense bailed out the Gators' offense in the second quarter when UF tight end Aaron Hernandez fumbled (stripped by Ole Miss' Cassius Vaughn). UM's offense went three-and-punt on the ensuing possessions.
--UF linebacker Brandon Spikes just played the best half of his career at UF. He had back-to-back sacks in the second quarter and is leading UF in tackles.
FIRST QUARTER BELOW
TEBOW OFF HIS GAME
Tebow has thrown deep twice and missed his receivers both times. First Riley Cooper on the Gators' first drive and then Percy Harvin on UF's second drive of the first quarter.
Nice fake punt by Ole Miss kept its scoring drive alive. Ole Miss receiver Lionel Breaux rushed for 15 yards on the fake. Ole Miss later scored on a one-yard run by UM quarterback Jevan Snead. Excellent pass by Snead to Shay Hodge (36 yards) to set up the score. UF cornerback Joe Haden got burned.
UF defensive end Jermaine Cunningham did not play in the first quarter. Cunningham hyper-extended his knee last Saturday against Tennessee.
Florida was third-and-1 at the Ole Miss 28 and handed off to running back Chris Rainey. Of course, Rainey got stuffed. Where is Emmanuel Moody? Moody entered the game on the Gators' second offensive drive and immediately jacked up Ole Miss linebacker Ashlee Palmer for a seven-yard gain. Looked a little like Knowshon.
THE SWAMP WANTS MOODY!
The kid hasn't even scored a touchdown and already The Swamp is chanting "MOOOOOOOODY!"
Who does UF think it is, LSU? Instead of attempting a 47-yard field goal on fourth-and-3 from the UM 30, UF went for it on fourth down and Tebow tossed an incompletion. Good pressure from UM lineman Lawon Scott.
UF freshman cornerback Janoris Jenkins started at cornerback. Markihe Anderson at nickel. No sign of Wondy Pierre-Louis.
--UF freshmen in street clothes: cornerback Jeremy Brown, receiver Frankie Hammond Jr., defensive lineman Earl Okine, cornerback Adrian Bushell, lineman Byran Jones in street clothes. These guys will redshirt.
--UF captains: receiver Louis Murphy, O-linemen Jason Watkins and Jim Tartt and long snapper James Smith.
--Gators won toss and differed.