UCF knocks off Florida in Gasparilla Bowl

The Florida Gators (6-7, 2-6) lost to the UCF Golden Knights (9-4) in the Gasparilla Bowl on Thursday by a score of 29-17

Florida’s offense never got going as they missed numerous of wide-open receivers in the game.

Defensively the Gators played ok in the first half but UCF was able to get the ground game going in the second half.


Florida 7, UCF 0- 2-yard rushing touchdown by Dameon Pierce with 1:22 to go.

Scoring Drive: 8 plays for 58 yards, 3:50 time of possession.


Florida 7, UCF 6- 3-yard rushing touchdown by Isaiah Bowser with 12:29 to go.

Scoring Drive: 10 plays for 74 yards, 3:47 time of possession.

UCF 9, Florida 7- 34-yard field goal is good by Daniel Obarski with 6:16 to go.

Scoring Drive: 9 plays for 49 yards, 4:08 time of possession.

Florida 10, UCF 9- 26-yard field goal is good by Chris Howard with 1:36 to go.

Scoring Drive: 12 plays for 64 yards, 4:34 time of possession.


UCF 16, Florida 10- 4-yard rushing touchdown by Isaiah Bowser with 10:00 to go.

Scoring Drive: 3 plays for 79 yards, 1:05 time of possession.

Florida 17, UCF 16- 19-yard rushing touchdown by Malik Davis with 7:57 to go.

Scoring Drive: 6 plays for 82 yards, 1:59 time of possession.

UCF 19, Florida 17- 21-yard field goal is good by Daniel Obarski with 3:04 to go.

Scoring Drive: 12 plays for 55 yards, 4:50 time of possession.

UCF 26, Florida 17- 54-yard touchdown pass from Mikey Keene to Ryan O’Keefe with 1:08 to go.

Scoring Drive: 1 plays for 54 yards, 8 seconds time of possession.


UCF 29, Florida 17- 33-yard field goal is good by Daniel Obarski with 2:41 to go.

Scoring Drive: 9 plays for 57 yards, 5:16 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.