It was a game the Gators needed to win to continue their goals of getting to Atlanta.
It was a game the Gators needed to win to quell the rumblings of Gator Nation.
It would be a game that may be the beginning of the end for the current coaching staff.
The Florida Gators (3-3, 2-3 SEC) looked worn down in their 42-13 loss to the Missouri Tigers (5-2, 2-1 SEC). Offensively the Gators struggled throughout the night, amassing total yards and committing six turnovers.
The long night started with Missouri’s Marcus Murphy returning a 96-yard kickoff for a touchdown on the opening play of the game. From there the night continued to unravel for Florida.
Missouri 7, Florida 0- 96-yard kickoff return by Marcus Murphy. Andrew Baggett PAT good with 14:49 left.
Missouri 14, Florida 0- 5-yard run by Marcus Murphy. Baggett PAT good with 3:50 left.
Scoring drive: 4 plays, 19 yards, 1:21 time of possession
Missouri 17, Florida 0- 25-yard field goal by Andrew Baggett.
Scoring drive: 18 plays, 55 yards, 8:30 time of possession
Missouri 20, Florida 0- 34-yard field goal by Andrew Baggett.
Scoring drive: 4 plays, -11 yards, 1:01 time of possession
Halftime Score: Missouri 20, Florida 0
Halftime Superlatives: Florida offense- 66 total yards, 2.1 yards per play, 3 turnovers.
Missouri 28, Florida 0- 82-yard punt return by Marcus Murphy. Maty Mauk pass to Bud Sasser good for the two-point conversion.
Missouri 35, Florida 0- 21-yard fumble recovery by Markus Golden. Andrew Baggett PAT good with 7:25 left.
Missouri 42, Florida 0- 46-yard interception return by Darvin Ruise. Andrew Baggett PAT good with 5:57 left.
Missouri 42, Florida 7- 5-yard touchdown pass from Treon Harris to Tevin Westbrook. Frankie Velez PAT good with 1:43 left.
Scoring drive: 9 plays, 63 yards, 4:14 time of possession
Missouri 42, Florida 13- 3-yard run by Treon Harris. Frankie Velez PAT no good with 0:26 left.
Scoring drive: 15 plays, 82 yards, 6:36 time of possession.
Final Score: Missouri 42, Florida 13
Final Superlatives: Florida offense- 283 total yards, 3.6 yards per play, six turnovers.