Florida Gators knocks off Miami Hurricanes to start the 2019 season

The Florida Gators (1-0, 0-0) knocked off the Miami Hurricanes (0-1, 0-0) as they came from behind in the fourth quarter to win the game.

Dan Mullen and the Gators hurt themselves with three costly turnovers after they were driving on all three drives.

Feleipe Franks had three touchdowns in the game and threw one interception in the win.



Miami 3, Florida 0- 36-yard field goal is good by Bubba Baxa with 9:37 to go.

Scoring Drive: 9 plays for 56 yards, 5:23 time of possession.


Florida 7, Miami 3- 66-yard touchdown pass from Felipe Franks to Kadarius Toney with 7:37 to go.

Scoring Drive: 5 plays for 79 yards, 2:00 time of possession.



Florida 7, Miami 6- 42-yard field goal by Bubba Bax with 8:26 to go.

Scoring Drive: 5 plays for 27 yards, 2:20 time of possession.


Miami 13, Florida 7- 25-yard touchdown pass from Jarren Williams to Brevin Jordan with 45 seconds to go.

Scoring Drive: 12 plays for 90 yards, 6:08 time of possession.



Miami 13, Florida 10- 27-yard field goal is good by Evan McPherson with 6:30 to go.

Scoring Drive: 9 plays for 33 yards, 3:25 time of possession.


Florida 17, Miami 13- 8-yard touchdown pass from Feleipe Franks to Lamical Perine with 30 seconds.

Scoring Drive: 3 plays for 11 yards, 50 seconds time of possession.



Miami 20, Florida 17-50-yard rushing touchdown by Deejay Dallas with 14:15 to go.

Scoring Drive: 3 plays for 75 yards, 1:15 time of possession.


Florida 24, Miami 20- 3-yard rushing touchdown by Feleipe Franks with 8:18 to go.

Scoring Drive: 4 plays for 80 yards, 1:30 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.


  1. The D-Line won this game single-handed. Our QB and DB’s tried to lose it for us. I haven’t seen a secondary unit so unprepared in so long, between missed tackles, weak attempts, holdings, pass interference, super soft coverage, it was terrible. Franks made multiple terrible reads, and his ego is going to cost us more than one game down the road. This team likes to talk to much, you dont prance around after making that many mistakes across the board.

    Thanks D-Line for pulling this out

    PS You guys, the media have a part to play in this, you hyped these guys up all off-season. They have way to far to go to be writing about how blue chip our secondary is or “the next level” for franks.

  2. It was an ugly win. And a lack of focus almost gave it away. But…it was a win. I wouldn’t be too hard on Franks and company. The “D” was insane, the “D” also needs a lot of work- particularly in tackling and focus. This IS week “0”-very early and much to work on. Miami came to play. I’d say Miami is back, but the Gators persevered for the win. Bungled plays, turnovers, crazy decisions…And, we still pulled it off. It’s great to-be a Florida Gator! Go Gators.