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Florida still has a long way to go if it’s going to pull off an upset of No. 1 Alabama, but a second-quarter touchdown run from Malik Davis is a start. After a disappointing start to the game offensively in which quarterback Emory Jones threw an interception and the team turned the ball over on downs, the Gators took over down 21-3 at their own 21.
After a 30-yard pass from Jones to tight end Keon Zipperer to get into Crimson Tide territory, Florida got some help from a pass interference call on fourth down on a pass intended for receiver Jacob Copeland. On the next play, Jones handed it to Davis, who burst through a hole in the ‘Bama defense and powered through two would-be tacklers to cross the goal line.
Chris Howard missed the extra point, but the touchdown showed signs of life from UF when the game was on the verge of getting ugly. Still, it will take quite an effort for Florida to crawl its way back into this one.
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