The 15th ranked Gator football team got off to a 21-0 first quarter lead and went on from there to defeat the Kentucky Wildcats 48-10 Saturday night in Lexington.
Florida has now beaten the Wildcats every year since 1986 and the victory sets up a showdown next weekend in Gainesville as Alabama comes to town for an 8pm start.
In this game, running backs Jeff Demps and Chris Rainey both ran for over 100 yards; Demps ran for a career high 157 yards and Rainey ran for 105. Tailback Mike Gillislee also joined in as he ran for over 80 yards and a touchdown.
The Gator defense forced four Kentucky turnovers and Florida got 24 points off those turnovers. The Gators also cleaned up the penalty problem they had last week when they committed 16; Florida only had five penalties in this game.
Kentucky falls to 2-2 with the loss.
Alabama will come into next week’s game unbeaten as the Tide rolled at home over Arkansas 38-10 as running back Trent Richardson ran for over 100 yards and quarterback A.J. McCarron was sharp as well.