Kelly was hit, hurried and harassed early and often in a 38-10 loss at 25th-ranked Florida on Saturday night.
Florida’s football program has won two massive games in a row.
“I’m kind of excited about it”, McElwain said. I promise you one thing: A lot of good will come out of this.
The Ole Miss Rebels and Florida Gators got through the first month of the college football season unscathed but which one will remain unbeaten following tonight’s 7:00PM ET clash? A handshake one second, a high-five the next. Ole Miss has a deep group of receivers that includes Treadwell, Cody Core, Quincy Adeboyejo, Markell Pack, Damore’ea Stringfellow and tight end Evan Engram.
FLU BUG: The Gators had about a dozen players affected by a virus earlier this week. It looked as if Florida was going to tie the game, but former Ole Miss defensive end Kentrell Lockett blocked Gator kicker Jonathan Phillips’ extra point to hold on to the slim lead. While it has certainly been a nice change for Ole Miss fans (but not without gallons of AGONY), the objective of our time here today is not to dwell on Ole Miss’ recent success and Florida’s descent to where the common folk live.
We were also treated to a second glimpse into the future when Enrique Davis was given a carry a few plays after the fake punt. We had a solid plan, but we didn’t execute it.
The Gators walked away with a signature win in coach Jim McElwain’s first season in Gainesville.
“These games test you and your team”, Rebels coach Hugh Freeze said. “If we didn’t beat them, they might not have gained that fuel underneath them to win the championship”.
Linebacker Jarrad Davis had one of UF’s four sacks on the Rebels’ second play of the game. Grier was feeling so ill Thursday and Friday that the Gators considered giving Treon Harris the nod.
Sophomore A.J. Moore will make his second start.
Volunteers Coach Butch Jones announced Sapp’s injury Wednesday and said that he “can’t really put a time frame on” how much time Sapp would miss. “Hopefully we can get healthy, so we can get them excited for a trip to Gainesville”. I’m really proud of the way everyone responded and and how we came out with a big team win. “He knows that he’s got a lot to learn and a long ways to go as far as understanding how to play the position”, McElwain said.
Riding the momentum of its dramatic comeback victory last week over Tennessee, as well as a noisy home crowd, Florida dominated the first half. His impressive first half gave him six TD passes in a span of three quarters.
But the Rebels meet a hard and undefeated Gators squad that just made its first appearance in the top 25 this week after quarterback Will Grier fired off two fourth-quarter touchdown passes to beat Tennessee in thrilling fashion 28-27.
Florida scored five plays later on a 2-yard touchdown pass from Will Grier to Jake McGee.
Wide receiver Brandon Powell upped the advantage to 19-0 with 6:53 left in the first half, taking a short pass, breaking a tackle and racing 77 yards down the right sideline. Safety Trae Elston leads Ole Miss with three interceptions, including two that were returned for touchdowns. It’s no easy task, especially considering the Rebels are playing as well as anyone in the SEC and looking for a victory to squash talk about their win at Alabama two weeks ago being a fluke.