SEC Digital Network
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Despite almost doubling Vanderbilt’s total yardage on the day, Florida fell to the Commodores in Gainesville on Saturday by a final score of 34-17. Vanderbilt (5-4) took a 17-3 lead into the break and never looked back for their first win over Florida since 1988.
Gators’ (4-5) quarterback Tyler Murphy threw for over 300 yards on the day, but the Commodores picked off the signal-caller three times to swing things in their favor. The ’Dores ran for 126 yards and four touchdowns on the ground while limiting UF to just 39 rushing yards on 34 carries, a paltry 1.1 yards per attempt.
A big reason for Vandy’s rushing success was running back Jerron Seymour, who carried 24 ties on the day for 62 yards and three scores.
Florida spread the ball around the its receivers effectively, as 11 different Gators recorded receptions. Florida was only able to manage one passing touchdown in the losing effort. Conversely, the Commodores only had two players record receptions on the day in Jordan Matthews and Trent Pruitt.
The Gators will now need to win two of their remaining three games to reach bowl eligibility.
Passing – Tyler Murphy, 30-for-46, 305 yards, TD, 3 INT
Rushing – Kelvin Taylor, 14 car, 47 yards, 2 TD
Receiving – Quinton Dunbar, 6 rec, 78 yards
Passing – Patton Robinette, 6-for-12, 57 yards
Rushing – Jerron Seymour, 24 car, 62 yards, 3 TD
Receiving – Jordan Matthews, 5 rec, 45 yards