Feleipe Franks' Hail Mary to Tyrie Cleveland Gives Florida Win over Tennessee

Saturday's SEC East battle between the No. 24 Florida Gators and No. 23 Tennessee Volunteers started off as somewhat of a snoozefest, but it sure ended with a statement.

Cleveland already had one highlight for the ages in his career, a 98-yard touchdown reception against LSU in Florida's upset win in Baton Rouge previous year.

"What they've gone through; and this is about them", McElwain said. This is about them. "Look at these fans; it's a pretty cool deal". The team snapped an 11-game losing streak to the Gators on September 24 and the next week used some last-second magic of their own to beat Georgia on a Hail Mary.

Unbelievable. Feleipe Franks' 63-yard bomb to Tyrie Cleveland gives #Gators a 26-20 win over #Vols.

Tennessee gained even more momentum on a late fourth quarter Florida drive, when Gators quarterback Feleipe Franks threw a high pass that was tipped and caught by Rashaan Gaulden for an interception.

Franks calmly eluded pressure on the play before unloading the bomb on target, perhaps proving that he's got the goods to be the pivot Florida fans have been waiting on since Tim Tebow took his game to the NFL.

"No", McElwain said, "but he showed he can throw it a long way".

On a team with an abundance of speedsters, it's easy to forget that one of Florida's biggest wideouts, the 6-2, 205-pound Cleveland, can also turn on the jets.

This SEC showdown between Tennessee and Florida traditionally carries the intensity of a championship title bout and the final quarter lived up to the hype, with both teams trading scores during the final 15 minutes.

#8 Ohio State 38, Army 7: J.T. Barrett threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as the host Buckeyes (2-1) rebounded from a hard loss to Oklahoma.

Up 20-10 and with 5:13 left in fourth quarter, the Gators let Tennessee back into the game by allowing Tennessee to put together a quick, two-play, 75-yard TD drive, which cut UF's lead to 20-17. "I was in shock that it happened". "It's a fun group to be around". "I was just thinking about getting the ball into a receiver's hands".

NORMAN, Okla. - Baker Mayfield passed for 331 yards and four touchdowns, and the Sooners (3-0) followed its impressive victory at Ohio State with a blowout of the Green Wave (1-2).

Redshirt sophomore linebacker Quart'e Sapp earned his first significant playing time of the season in the first half, as did freshman defensive lineman DeAndre Johnson and Kivon Bennett.

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