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Wildcats snap Gators 31-game win streak

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Kentucky Wildcats players were not alive the last time they won against the Florida Gators. But they’re alive now.

The Wildcats upset No. 25 Florida on Saturday night at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida. The win snapped a 31-game losing streak to the Gators.

Kentucky Wildcats quarterback Terry Wilson Jr. throws a pass against the Central Michigan Chippewas

Terry Wilson Jr. looking to make a pass for the Kentucky Wildcats (Getty Images)

“This has been a long time coming” Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops. “I could not be more happy for our players and our fan base. They’ve waited a long, long time for this one.”

Florida, though, leads the all-time series 51-18. One has to go all the way back to November 15th, 1986 when the Wildcats won 10-3 over the Gators.

The Wildcats improved to 2-0 on the season. The Gators fell to 1-1 on the season.

Wildcats quarterback Terry Wilson Jr. went 11 of 16 for 151 yards. He also had two touchdowns and an interception.

Benjamin Snell Jr. had 27 carries for 175 yards. Wilson Jr. also had 10 carries for 105 yards and a touchdown.

Lynn Bowden Jr. had four receptions for 79 yards and a touchdown. David Bouvier also had two receptions for 43 yards and a touchdown.

Gators quarterback Feleipe Franks went 17 of 38 for 232 yards. He also had two touchdowns and an interception.

Franks also had 11 carries for 44 yards. Lamical Perine had four carries for 34 yards and Jordan Scarlett had seven carries for 25 yards.

Kadarius Toney had two receptions for 35 yards. Scarlett had two receptions for 34 yards and transfer Van Jefferson had two receptions for 31 yards.

Freddie Swain had three receptions for 30 yards and a touchdown. Moral Stephens also had an 18-yard touchdown reception.

The second half was dominated by the Wildcats. The Gators could only muster one touchdown, as Franks hit Swain for a four-yard touchdown.

Wilson Jr. had a 24-yard rushing touchdown. Wilson also hit Bowden for a 54-yard touchdown reception.

With four seconds left in the game, Franks was sacked on the Gators 30-yard line for a five-yard loss. Wildcats’ Davonte Robinson recovered the fumble and returned it for a 30-yard touchdown.

The Gators led 10-7 at halftime. Franks hit Stephens for an 18-yard touchdown. Evan McPherson also made a 29-yard field goal.

Wilson also hit Bouvier for a 29-yard touchdown in the first quarter for a 7-0 lead.


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