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Gators overcome 18-point deficit to defeat the Commodores

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The No. 14 Florida Gators needed a come-from-behind effort to defeat the Vanderbilt Commodores. The Gators won 37-27 at Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Gators improved to 6-1 on the season. They have also improved to 4-1 within conference play.

Florida Gators quarterback Feleipe Franks throwing the ball against the Vanderbilt Commodores

Feleipe Franks throwing the ball against the Vanderbilt Commodores (Getty Images)

Florida has won five straight games since their Week 2 loss to the Kentucky Wildcats.

The Commodores fell to 3-4 on the season. They are now 0-3 on the season in conference play.

Vanderbilt has now lost back-to-back games, as they were also defeated by the No. 2 Georgia Bulldogs in their previous game.

Gators quarterback Feleipe Franks went 19 of 29 for 284 yards. He also had two touchdowns and an interception.

Lamical Perine had 23 carries for 121 yards and a touchdown. Jordan Scarlett had 16 carries for 113 yards and a touchdown. Dameon Pierce had 10 carries for 40 yards.

Perine also had four receptions for 93 yards. Van Jefferson and three receptions for 65 yards and a touchdown. Tyrie Cleveland had two receptions for 29 yards. Josh Hammond had two receptions for 27 yards.

Vanderbilt quarterback Kyle Shurmur — the son of New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur, who was in attendance with his wife at the game — went 18 of 36 for 229 yards. He also had two touchdowns and an interception.

Ke’Shawn Vaughn had seven carries for 56 yards. Jamauri Wakefield had eight carries for 32 yards and a touchdown. Khari Blasingame had five carries for 16 yards.

Vaughn had a 75-yard touchdown reception. Kalija Lipscomb had four receptions for 64 yards. Jared Pinkney had three receptions for 25 yards and a touchdown.

Florida used a 24 second half and held Vanderbilt to just six points. Franks hit Jefferson for a 38-yard touchdown reception. Scarlett also scored on a 48-yard rushing touchdown.

Franks hit Swain for an 11-yard touchdown reception. Evan McPherson also made a 43-yard field goal.

Vanderbilt’s Ryley Guay made two field goals.

The Commodores led 21-13 at halftime. Shurmur hit Pinkney for a one-yard touchdown reception. Shurmur also hit Vaughn for a 75-yard touchdown reception.

Wakefield also scored on a seven-yard rushing touchdown.

Gators’ Perine scored on a seven-yard rushing touchdown. McPherson also made two field goals.

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