Florida Gators shuts out UT-Martin to move to 2-0 on the year

The Florida Gators (2-0, 0-0) defeated the UT-Martin Skyhawks (1-1, 0-0) on Saturday night to open the 2019 home football portion of the schedule.

Quarterback Feleipe Franks 15-16 in the first half with two touchdowns as the Gators offense relied on their passing game in the first half.

Florida’s defense was stingy against an overmatched opponent on Saturday as the speed of the Gators defense was just too much for UT-Martin to handle.

 

FIRST QUARTER:

Florida 3, Tennessee-Martin- 32-yard field goal good by Evan McPherson with 8:45 to go.

Scoring Drive: 9 plays for 37 yards, 4:01 time of possession.

 

SECOND QUARTER:

Florida 10, Tennessee-Martin-69-yard touchdown pass from Feleipe Franks to Van Jefferson with 8:35 to go.

Scoring Drive: 5 plays for 92 yards, 2:15 time of possession.

 

Florida 17, Tennessee-Martin- 35-yard touchdown pass from Feleipe Franks to Tyrie Cleveland with 5:00 to go.

Scoring Drive: 4 plays for 55 yards, 1:51 time of possession.

 

THIRD QUARTER:

Florida 24, Tennessee-Martin 0- 1-yard rushing touchdown by Malik Davis with 11:52 to go.

Scoring Drive: 7 plays for 51 yards, 3:01 time of possession.

 

Florida 31, Tennessee-Martin 0- 5-yard rushing touchdown by Lamical Perine with 4:49 to go.

Scoring Drive: 11 plays for 66 yards, 5:33 time of possession.

 

FOURTH QUARTER:

Florida 38, Tennessee-Martin 0- 9-yard touchdown pass from Kyle Trask to Jacob Copeland with 14:55 to go.

Scoring Drive: 6 plays for 43 yards, 2:17 time of possession.

 

Florida 45, Tennessee Martin 0- 16-yard rushing touchdown by Emory Jones with 3:55 to go.

Scoring Drive: 6 plays for 78 yards, 2:13 time of possession.

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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.