Kentucky football takes down Florida: Mark Stoops becomes UK's winningest head coach

Both the Kentucky and Florida football teams are coming off Week 1 wins.

While the Cats took care of business against Miami (Ohio) as expected, the then-unranked Gators upset defending Pac-12 champion Utah in Gainesville. Going into Week 2, UK is ranked No. 20 and UF is at No. 19, according to the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll.

The victory was nice, but it came at a cost. Running back Ramon Jefferson tore the ACL in one of his knees and is out for the season.

Jefferson's absence will be a loss, however, linebacker Jordan Wright will be back for UK after he was unavailable in the season opener. Coach Mark Stoops did not refer to Wright's Week 1 absence as a suspension, though he said he expected some UK players to face multiple-game suspensions entering the season.

The Courier Journal UK writer Brett Dawson (@BDawsonWrites) will have complete in-game and postgame coverage of the game. In the meantime, you can follow along with all the in-game developments right here.

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FINAL: Kentucky 26, Florida 16

The outcome of this one seemed a little iffy to start, but the Kentucky Wildcats went into the Swamp and came away with the victory. With the win, Mark Stoops surpassed Bear Bryant as the program's all-time winningest coach.

Kentucky extends its lead over Florida with a field goal - 1:24, Q4

Matt Ruffolo made a 26-yard field goal late in the game. That may have been the nail in Florida's coffin, but there's still a little time left.

Kentucky 26, Florida 16

Deone Walker and the Kentucky defense hold strong - 4:43, Q4

Kentucky misses field goal attempt - 6:13, Q4

Matt Ruffolo had a chance to extend Kentucky's lead, but the UK kicker barely missed a 38-yard attempt.

End of the third quarter: Kentucky 23, Florida 16

Will Levis has completed 13 of 23 pass attempts for 202 yards. Kavosiey Smoke has 42 yards on the ground (10 carries).

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Keidron Smith picks off Anthony Richardson for a pick six - 3:25, Q3

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Kentucky 23, Florida 16

Kentucky ties it up with a field goal by Matt Ruffolo - 6:35, Q3

Matt Ruffolo nailed a 24-yard field goal to tie things up for Kentucky and Florida. The drive consisted of 11 plays for 69 yards and lasted 5:43.

Kentucky 16, Florida 16

Jordan Wright gets first Kentucky sack of the game - 12:56, Q3

In his first game of the season, Jordan Wright sacked Anthony Richardson for an 8-yard loss.

Florida leads Kentucky at halftime, 16-13

Will Levis had 155 yards through the air (10 for 15). Dane Key recorded three catches for 83 yards and a touchdown.

The Wildcats will get the ball to start the half.

Kentucky cashes in on turnover, scores on Will Levis touchdown - 1:25, Q2

Will Levis punched in a 1-yard touchdown run, but a bad snap cost Kentucky a chance at the extra point.

Florida 16, Kentucky 13

Jordan Wright intercepts Anthony Richardson to give Kentucky prime field position - 2:47, Q2

Outside linebacker Jordan Wright made an impressive catch at around the 23-yard line and ran it back to Florida's 6-yard line. This is Wright's first game of the season after being unavailable against Miami (Ohio).

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Ball snapped over Kentucky punter's head, goes into end zone for a safety - 4:12, Q2

Things just aren't going Kentucky's way right now. On fourth down, long snapper Cade Lagraw snapped the ball over punter Collin Goodfellow's head. Goodfellow kicked it out of the end zone to avoid further damage.

Florida 16, Kentucky 7

Florida takes the lead on a Trevor Etienne run - 5:49, Q2

Trevor Etienne, the brother of Jacksonville Jaguars running back Travis Etienne, scored on an 11-yard run. The Gators went for two and converted after Etienne caught a pass from Anthony Richardson.

Florida 14, Kentucky 7

Kentucky turns the ball over - 9:05, Q2

Florida closes the gap with a field goal from long distance - 10:01, Q2

Florida kicker Adam Mihalek booted a 50-yard field goal to pull the Gators within one point.

Kentucky 7, Florida 6

Will Levis tosses a touchdown to Dane Key, Kentucky takes the lead - 11:36, Q2

Will Levis came up big with a 55-yard bomb to Dane Key. The play was reviewed, but ultimately the touchdown call was confirmed.

Levis has now completed 9 of 10 attempts for 143 yards.

Kentucky 7, Florida 3

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Kentucky defensive back Jalen Geiger injured on blindside block - 13:24, Q2

Jalen Geiger, a junior, had to be carted off the field after taking a hit from Florida wide receiver Justin Shorter.

Shorter was flagged for an illegal blindside block, a personal foul, on the play.

End of the first quarter: Florida 3, Kentucky 0

Will Levis returned and has thrown for 76 yards (7 for 8). Jordan Dingle has two catches for 29 yards.

Kentucky backup quarterback Deuce Hogan briefly enters game for Will Levis

Deuce Hogan took a snap on 3rd and 17 after Will Levis' helmet came off on the previous play. Hogan handed off to Kavosiey Smoke, who ran for no gain.

Florida strikes first against Kentucky with a field goal - 10:03, Q1

Adam Mihalek puts Florida on the board with a 39-yard field goal. Anthony Richardson has completed 2 of 6 passes and 40 yards for the Gators so far.

Florida 3, Kentucky 0

UK running back Chris Rodriguez out for the game

According to Kentucky's depth chart against the Florida Gators, Chris Rodriguez is not listed. Senior Kavosiey Smoke and freshman redshirt La’Vell Wright will serve as the Cats' running backs.

How to watch Kentucky football vs Florida on TV, livestream, plus radio broadcast information

Game time: 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10

Location: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (Gainesville, FL)

TV channel: ESPN

Online livestream: WatchESPN

Terrestrial radio broadcast: 840-AM in Louisville; 630-AM, 98.1-FM in Lexington

Online radio broadcast:

Satellite radio broadcast: Sirius 135/190; 951 on the SXM app

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This article originally appeared on Louisville Courier Journal: Kentucky vs Florida: Mark Stoops surpasses Bear Bryant for most wins