UK vs. Florida recap, postgame report
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Will Grier and Kelvin Taylor each rushed for short touchdowns and Florida’s defense registered six sacks and two interceptions to hold off Kentucky 14-9 Saturday night and extend its winning streak over the Wildcats to 29 games.
Defense was the story for the Gators on a night in which they barely outgained the Wildcats 245-241. All-Southeastern Conference cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III got things going early with a 53-yard interception return leading to Grier’s 1-yard run and Florida (3-0, 1-0 SEC) held firm after Taylor’s 3-yard TD made it 14-3 in the third quarter.
The Gators held Kentucky’s Patrick Towles to 8-of-24 passing for just 126 yards and allowed just 115 yards rushing behind those half-dozen sacks. The Wildcats (2-1, 1-1) had several chances to score but managed just three Austin MacGinnis field goals.
Grier rushed 12 times for 61 yards while Taylor had 45 on 16 attempts.