Florida beats Tennessee with incredible last-second Hail Mary touchdown

Lynette Rowe
September 17, 2017

Florida must also stop Kelly and emerging quarterback Quinten Dormady on defense. Instead of Florida's first offensive score in almost two games and a virtually insurmountable 20-3 lead, Tennessee had the ball back trailing by just 10.

The Florida Gators (0-1) suffered a 33-17 loss to the Michigan Wolverines in which Malik Zair completed 9 of 17 passes for 106 yards while Feleipe Franks threw for 75 yards in 5-for-9 passes. Tennessee capitalized and tied the game at 20 with 50 seconds left.

The No. 23 Tennessee Volunteers are set to visit the No. 24 Florida Gators for their first SEC game of 2017.

After some bad clock management left just nine seconds on the clock, Franks and the Gators appeared to be playing for overtime.

Back-to-back delay of game and false start penalties ensured they settled for a field goal instead. The last time they met, Tennessee ended an 11-game losing streak against the Gators with a 38-28 victory at Neyland Stadium.

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On Florida's first drive of the second half, running back Lamical Perine took a handoff up the middle and turned it into a 21-yard gain. 12th win over Tennessee (2-1, 0-1 SEC) in their last 13 meetings.

Martin forced Davis to fumble inside the two-yard-line.

Until he got caught from behind near the goal line by Tennessee's Justin Martin.

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. Davis led the Gators in rushing with 94 yards, and Cleveland led the receivers with 93 yards through the air.

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