No, it wasn’t a dream. Florida really pulled off a 29-26 upset of the No. 7 Utah Utes Saturday night thanks to the heroics of Anthony Richardson and a timely interception from linebacker Amari Burney.
A late-night win means that many in Gator Nation woke up to learn the good news, and those less tuned into the world of Florida football are starting to pay attention. Richardson made good on the preseason hype surrounding him and delivered three scores with his legs. He also provided the highlight play of the weekend, and people are still talking about it.
The Gators are 1-0 after week one, and there’s nothing to do but celebrate on Sunday. The team will lock into week two preparations on Monday and start planning for the Kentucky Wildcats. Until then, keep reliving the best moment from a great Saturday in the Swamp.
Here’s a look at the social media buzz the morning after Florida’s big win over Utah.
Gator Nation woke up with a smile on its face
— Florida Gators Football (@GatorsFB) September 4, 2022
Reliving Anthony Richardson's highlights is the only way to spend the morning
I cannot stop watching Anthony Richardson highlights. Florida has something so special on their hands.
— Ethan Budowsky (@ethanbudowsky) September 4, 2022
Florida has a superstar on its hands
I’m still not over this play 🔥🔥🔥pic.twitter.com/dpn1cAZxrf
— Darius Butler (@DariusJButler) September 4, 2022
RB Trevor Etienne celebrated the win and took note of his own mistakes
First Victory in the Swamp💙🧡🐊… have to protect that ball tho🤦🏾♂️🤧
— 3.ti3nn.3 ⁶𓅓 (@Trevor_Etienne) September 4, 2022
As did S Kamari Wilson
Love my brothers great team win‼️ We have more work to do‼️😎🐊 #GoGators
— Kamari wilson (@Kamariwilson1) September 4, 2022
And CB Devin Moore
— Devin Moore (@realdevinmoore3) September 4, 2022
4-star Florida CB commit Sharif Denson enjoyed the win
Great day to be a gator man😁😁!
— Sharif Denson (@SharifDenson) September 4, 2022
Former Gators hoops star Tre Mann made his pick for the Heisman
He15man ! 🐊
— Tre Mann (@tre2mann3) September 4, 2022
Bradley Beal teased teammate and former Utah Ute Kyle Kuzma about the outcome
— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) September 4, 2022
Heading into week two with a 1-0 record, it really is great to be a Florida Gator
Woke up with the biggest smile. It’s great to be a Florida Gator! 🐊 pic.twitter.com/QTiFtobXrI
— Jenn (@GoGators712) September 4, 2022
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