Last-second Hail Mary pushes Florida past Tennessee


Quniten Dormady completed 13 of 18 passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns against an interception while Jarrett Guarantano added 41 yards and a touchdown in 4-for-12 passes. Florida held a 6-3 lead early in the fourth quarter and it looked like no one would score an offensive touchdown.

The Florida Gators beat their rival Tennessee Volunteers with a 63-yard Hail Mary touchdown on the game's final play. His first touchdown pass of the contest came midway through the final stanza, when he found Brandon Powell from five yards out to give Florida a 20-10 lead. Not to mention, Florida really needed a victory over a top 25 opponent after their 33-16 defeat to the No. 7 Michigan Wolverines in Week 1.

The tying field goal was set up when Franks was intercepted by Rashaan Gaulden.

In what was a mostly ugly game, it appeared that the Gators and Vols were destined for overtime, or possibly a long field-goal attempt by the Gators.

Then, with nine seconds left, Franks dropped back and evaded pressure.

Redshirt freshman Felipe Franks made his first career start against MI finishing a poor 5 of 9 for 75 yards before being replaced with Malik Zaire. However, Franks chucked one downfield that was caught in the end zone by receiver Tyrie Cleveland.

Martin forced Davis to fumble inside the two-yard-line. Dormady hit 21-of-39 passes for 259 yards with a touchdown and three interception, and Kelly led both teams on the ground and through the air, rushing 19 times for 141 yards and a touchdown and catching six balls for 96 yards.