Florida Gators fall on the road to No. 15 Utah

The Florida Gators (0-1) lost to the 15th ranked Utah Utes (1-0) 24-11 on Thursday night on the road.

The Gators had some costly penalties in the first half that cost them points and they couldn’t rebound from those mistakes.

Florida’s offense couldn’t get the running game going and Utah’s pressure caused Graham Mertz’s problems all night.



Utah 7, Florida 0- 70-yard touchdown pass from Bryson Barnes to Money Park with 13:10 to go.

Scoring Drive: 1 play for 70 yards, 11 seconds time of possession.

Utah 7, Florida 3- 32-yard field goal is good by Adam Mihalek with 2:27 to go.

Scoring Drive: 7 plays for 65 yards, 4:30 time of possession.


Utah 14, Florida 3- 27-yard touchdown run by Nate Johnson with 7:50 to go.

Scoring Drive: 10 plays for 80 yards, 5:45 time of possession.

Utah 17, Florida 3- 51-yard field goal is good by Cole Becker with 2:52 to go.

Scoring Drive: 7 plays for 14 yards, 2:57 time of possession.


Utah 24, Florida 3- 5-yard rushing touchdown by Bryson Barnes with 11:06 to go.

Scoring Drive: 3 plays for 11 yards, 1:06 time of possession.


Utah 24, Florida 11- 19-yard touchdown pass from Graham Mertz to Caleb Douglas with 9:22 to go. Mertz to Eugene Wilson on the two-point conversion.

Scoring Drive: 13 plays for 98 yards, 6:54 time of possession.

Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.