Instant Analysis: Florida holds on for 31st straight over Kentucky


Instant Analysis: Florida holds on for 31st straight over Kentucky

While fans may remember the two miscues that ended in Florida touchdowns, it may be even more important to remember how the Gators got in position to make those plays.

Stephen Johnson found Garrett Johnson in the right corner of the end for a 9-yard touchdown pass with 7:24 remaining in the second. Kentucky had only 10 men on the field on the play. A late penalty after the Wildcats neared field goal range left MacGinnis with a long attempt that fell in the end zone.

He has completed 9 of 13 passes for 100 yards and 2 attractive TDs so far.

Drew Anderson threw his first career-touchdown pass for Buffalo, a 20-yarder to Anthony Johnson with 2:37 to play, and the Bulls held on to beat Florida Atlantic 34-31 on Saturday night. The Wildcats led the SEC in stopping the run, allowing only 57 rushing yards per game. His long run went for just nine yards, but if Florida keeps feeding him the rock, he has the potential to put up real numbers moving forward. Sihiem King led the ground attack with 64 yards on five carries.

Kadarius Toney rushed for a 36-yard TD and Tyrie Cleveland caught a 45-yard TD pass from Franks for a 14-all tie at halftime.

It was the senior wide out's first touchdown in 25 games played, dating back to the season opener in 2015 against Louisiana-Lafayette.

The Gators outgained the Wildcats 186-184 in the first half with Florida rushing for 101 yards and Kentucky passing for 100. "Those things really help our defense, to give them a look at that type of player", Florida coach Jim McElwain said.