What Jim McElwain said after Florida Gators 28-27 win over Kentucky

LEXINGTON, KY. — The Florida Gators came back from a 10-point deficit to beat the Kentucky Wildcats 28-27 at Kroger Field on Saturday night. Here is what head football coach Jim McElwain had to say after the Gators’ second SEC win of the season.

INJURY REPORT
Tyrie Cleveland – shoulder
Brandon Powell – ribs injured on last play he was in during 4th quarter
Khairi Clark – calf
Cristian Garcia – shoulder

On changing quarterbacks in the third quarter
“Well, we just felt we needed a jump-start a little bit. And Feleipe didn’t do anything wrong, he was disappointed, you know, about… but he’s also one of the happiest guys in there that we won. That tells you something about the guy and tells you something about this team and that’s good to see.”

“Luke being so positive through all this as well. Feleipe obviously disappointed and yet, you know what, understood and was there for his teammates. That shows a lot. There was a coach around here for a long time that used to throw quarterbacks in here and there at the drop of a hat. So we may have learned something from him.”

On beating Kentucky in comeback fashion
“That was fun. Just can’t tell you how much I really like our football team. Our guys keep hanging in there and figuring out a way to play the game. They don’t listen to stuff, they just go out and play. That was fun. Heck of an atmosphere. They did a good job of hyping the game up and all that. You could feel it on the sideline that there was, just didn’t have a quit in them. Second week in a row. Got some people in the concession stands that are liking us because they’re selling stuff all the way to the end, I guess. Helps with their concession stuff. Had some pretty good plays by some guys and some pretty bad plays by some guys.”

On the emergence of freshman running back Malik Davis
“Yeah. We just kind of felt he was hot there. Mark did some things as well. Lamical ran hard early. We just, he was just kind of in there and rolling so we went ahead and stayed with them. It was nothing about what the other two did or didn’t do.”

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Nick de la Torre
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