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  • Jan 3, 2015; Birmingham, AL, USA; Florida Gators defensive back Brian Poole (24) intercepts a pass for a touchdown against the East Carolina Pirates during the first quarter for the 2015 Birmingham Bowl at Legion Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Florida defeats
East Carolina in bowl game

Written by Kassidy Hill, January 3, 2015, 0 Comments,
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After a season which saw the Gators (6-5, 4-4 SEC) scrape by to bowl eligibility by the skin of their teeth (and one blowout win versus rival Georgia), the Florida football team came into Birmingham to face East Carolina (8-4, 5-3 AAC) and the Pirates 3rd ranked passing offense (367.3 passing ypg).

The Gators finished the regular season behind the workhorse team of running backs Matt Jones and Kelvin Taylor. But on this Saturday, it was the legs of Adam Lane, Brandon Powell and Mack Brown who did most of the work.

 

FIRST QUARTER

ECU 7, Florida 0; 3 yard pass from Shane Carden to Justin Hardy

Scoring Drive: 12 plays, 78 yards, Time of possession-3:50

 

ECU 7, Florida 7; Brian Poole pick-6, 29 yards

Scoring Drive: 1 play, 29 yards

*Florida defense tied for 1st in FBS for interceptions returned for touchdowns since 2008.

 

SECOND QUARTER

ECU 7, Florida 14; Adam Lane 2 yard TD run

Scoring Drive: 4 plays, 68 yards; Time of possession, 54 seconds (first play of second quarter)

And every bit of it was Adam Lane.

 

ECU 7, Florida 21; Treon Harris 13 yard pass to Brandon Powell

Scoring Drive: 13 plays, 80 yards; Time of possession, 6:23

 

THIRD QUARTER

ECU 14, Florida 21; Shane Carden 4 yard TD pass to Cam Worthy

Scoring Drive: 4 plays, 70 yards, Time of possession, 42 seconds.

 

ECU 14, Florida 28; Treon Harris pass to Ahmad Fullwood, 86 yard TD (most of that yardage was after the catch)

Scoring Drive: 3 plays, 91 yards; Time of possession, 1:31

This set a new Birmingham Bowl record for longest touchdown from scrimmage. The previous record was set last year by Vanderbilt with a 67 yarder.

 

ECU 17, Florida 28; Warren Harvey 24yd Field Goal

Scoring Drive:  7 plays, 44 yards; Time of possession, 1:26

Comes after an Adam Lane fumble in which defense held Pirates to a field goal in redzone.

 

FOURTH QUARTER

ECU 20, Florida 28; Warren Harvey 23 yard field goal

Scoring Drive: 10 plays, 54 yards; Time of possession, 2:59

 

FINAL

Florida 28

ECU 20

 

 

 

 

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About Kassidy Hill

Born into a large family of sports fanatics and wordsmiths alike, sports journalism came natural to Kassidy. It’s more than a passion; it’s simply a part of who she is. Hailing from Alabama in the midst of typical Iron Bowl family, she learned very quickly just how deep ties in the SEC could run. She came to Gainesville after college to pursue a degree as television sports reporter but quickly realized she missed writing. She’s excited to now marry the two aspects for Gator fans. She loves Jesus, her daddy and football; wants to be Billy Donovan’s best friend and firmly believes that offensive lineman are the best people on earth. Follow her on Twitter @KassidyGHill

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After a season which saw the Gators (6-5, 4-4 SEC) scrape by to bowl eligibility by the skin of their teeth (and one blowout win versus rival Georgia), the Florida football team came into Birmingham to face East Carolina (8-4, 5-3 AAC) and the Pirates 3rd ranked passing offense (367.3 passing ypg).

The Gators finished the regular season behind the workhorse team of running backs Matt Jones and Kelvin Taylor. But on this Saturday, it was the legs of Adam Lane, Brandon Powell and Mack Brown who did most of the work.

 

FIRST QUARTER

ECU 7, Florida 0; 3 yard pass from Shane Carden to Justin Hardy

Scoring Drive: 12 plays, 78 yards, Time of possession-3:50

 

ECU 7, Florida 7; Brian Poole pick-6, 29 yards

Scoring Drive: 1 play, 29 yards

*Florida defense tied for 1st in FBS for interceptions returned for touchdowns since 2008.

 

SECOND QUARTER

ECU 7, Florida 14; Adam Lane 2 yard TD run

Scoring Drive: 4 plays, 68 yards; Time of possession, 54 seconds (first play of second quarter)

And every bit of it was Adam Lane.

 

ECU 7, Florida 21; Treon Harris 13 yard pass to Brandon Powell

Scoring Drive: 13 plays, 80 yards; Time of possession, 6:23

 

THIRD QUARTER

ECU 14, Florida 21; Shane Carden 4 yard TD pass to Cam Worthy

Scoring Drive: 4 plays, 70 yards, Time of possession, 42 seconds.

 

ECU 14, Florida 28; Treon Harris pass to Ahmad Fullwood, 86 yard TD (most of that yardage was after the catch)

Scoring Drive: 3 plays, 91 yards; Time of possession, 1:31

This set a new Birmingham Bowl record for longest touchdown from scrimmage. The previous record was set last year by Vanderbilt with a 67 yarder.

 

ECU 17, Florida 28; Warren Harvey 24yd Field Goal

Scoring Drive:  7 plays, 44 yards; Time of possession, 1:26

Comes after an Adam Lane fumble in which defense held Pirates to a field goal in redzone.

 

FOURTH QUARTER

ECU 20, Florida 28; Warren Harvey 23 yard field goal

Scoring Drive: 10 plays, 54 yards; Time of possession, 2:59

 

FINAL

Florida 28

ECU 20

 

 

 

 

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