After two weeks that gave Florida fans hope as to the capabilities of the Gators program, reality came crashing down against South Carolina.
The Gators (5-5, 3-5 SEC), battled back from an early 10-0 start by South Carolina (5-4, 4-4 SEC) to take over in the third quarter after one-yard touchdown run by Matt Jones. However, a stagnant offense and special teams problem led to the South Carolina tying the game up with 12 seconds to go. Gamecocks quarterback Dylan Thompson scored the game-winning touchdown in overtime.
South Carolina 7, Florida 0- 20-yard touchdown run by Brandon Wilds; Elliott Fry PAT successful with 12 minutes left in the quarter.
Scoring drive: 8 plays, 85 yards, 3:00 time of possession.
South Carolina 10, Florida 0- 31-yard field goal attempt by Elliott Fry good with 2:15 left in the quarter.
Scoring drive: 15 plays, 66 yards, 8:22 time of possession.
South Carolina 10, Florida 3- 34-yard field goal attempt by Frankie Velez good with 6:37 left in the quarter.
Scoring drive: 9 plays, 46 yards, 4:57 time of possession.
South Carolina 10, Florida 10- 11-yard touchdown pass from Treon Harris to Demarcus Robinson; Frankie Velez PAT attempt good with 24 seconds left in the quarter.
Scoring drive: 5 plays, 50 yards, 1:01 time of possession.
Halftime: South Carolina 10, Florida 10
Halftime Superlatives: Treon Harris- 2-4, 19 yards, TD, 6 carries, 50 yards; Matt Jones- 9 carries, 41 yards; Demarcus Robinson- 1 reception, 11 yards, TD.
Florida 17, South Carolina 10- 1-yard touchdown run by Matt Jones; Frankie Velez PAT good with 1:56 left in the quarter.
Scoring drive: 10 plays, 71 yards, 4:41 time of possession.
Florida 17, South Carolina 17- Fumble by Dylan Thompson recovered in the end zone by Mike Davis; Elliott Fry PAT attempt good with 12 seconds left in the quarter.
Scoring drive: 4 plays, 34 yards, 0:27 time of possession.
South Carolina 23, Florida 20- 4-yard touchdown run by Dylan Thompson.
Final: South Carolina 23, Florida 20
Final superlatives: Treon Harris- 5-11, 60 yards, TD, 20 carries, 111 yards; Matt Jones 18 carries, 63 yards, TD; Demarcus Robinson- 3 carries 20 yards, TD.