NCAAF Game Recap - Idaho at Florida
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:00 PM EST

Cit
17
Ala
50
F
Duke
6
Clem
35
F
Syr
3
ND
36
F
Ind
20
Mich
31
F
UMass
27
UGA
66
F
Kans
40
Okla
55
F
WVU
41
OkSt
45
F
Ariz
28
WaSt
69
F
OHSt
52
MD
51
F OT
Rice
10
LSU
42
F
Cin
13
UCF
38
F
IASt
10
Tex
24
F
UtSt
29
ColSt
24
F
Idaho
10
Fla
63
F
PSU
20
Rut
7
F
OreSt
23
Wash
42
F
MidTN
23
KY
34
F
Utah
30
Colo
7
F
BC
21
FlaSt
22
F
Boise
45
NM
14
F
NW
24
Minn
14
F
Stan
Cal
PPD
Ark
6
MisSt
52
F
WestMI
41
Ball
42
F OT
Buff
17
Ohio
52
F
MiaOH
13
NIU
7
F
Toled
56
Kent
34
F
Tul
17
Hou
48
F
FlAtl
38
NorTx
41
F
Mem
28
SMU
18
F
MSU
6
Neb
9
F
TCU
16
Bayl
9
F
Pitt
34
Wake
13
F
SoFL
17
Temp
27
F
Colg
14
Army
28
F
NCSt
52
Lou
10
F
VMI
14
OD
77
F
FLInt
42
Char
35
F
GASt
17
App
45
F
UTSA
0
Marsh
23
F
Nev
21
SJSU
12
F
ULMon
17
ArkSt
31
F
WCU
26
UNC
49
F
TxSt
7
Troy
12
F
USC
27
UCLA
34
F
LaTec
20
SMiss
21
F
TxTch
6
K St
21
F
Iowa
63
Ill
0
F
MiaFL
38
VaTec
14
F
Mizzu
50
Tenn
17
F
Wisc
47
Purd
44
F(2OT)
Tuls
29
Navy
37
F
UVA
27
GATec
30
F OT
BGSU
21
Akr
6
F
AF
27
Wyo
35
F
Lib
0
Aub
53
F
SoAl
38
ULLaf
48
F
GaSo
41
CoCar
17
F
UAB
20
TxAM
41
F
UConn
21
ECU
55
F
UTEP
16
W Ky
40
F
Miss
29
Vand
36
F OT
Chat
9
SCar
49
F
NMSt
10
BYU
45
F
SDSU
14
Fres
23
F
AzSt
29
Oreg
31
F
UNLV
28
Hawaii
35
F

Florida 63, Idaho 10

Nov 17, 2018, 12:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Idaho (4-7)

0

0

3

7

10

(15) Florida (8-3)

28

21

7

7

63

No. 15 Florida rides Feleipe Franks' arm to rout Idaho 63-10
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:05 PM

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida had more on its mind than just running up a big score against Idaho.

Sure the 63-10 final score didn't hurt the No. 15 Gators' bid for a spot in a New Year's Six bowl game, but there was even more than that at stake. This was a game about the future,

With a win all but assured against an overmatched Idaho team when the Gators raced to a four-touchdown lead in the opening quarter, Florida turned its attention to some talented freshmen. Headlining the list was quarterback Emory Jones, currently serving as backup to starter Feleipe Franks.

Jones had played in two previous games this year and while Florida coaches want to add to his playing experience, they also are mindful of protecting his redshirt status of playing no more than four games this year. Jones saw extensive action on Saturday against Idaho and showed he'll be a contender with

Franks for the starting job next year. He completed 12 of 16 passes for 125 yards and two touchdowns and guided the Gators to their final three scores.

That brought a nod of approval from Gators coach Dan Mullen.

"I thought he did pretty good. Missed a couple things. Some great little leadership things with him," Mullen said. "There's a lot he can build off from this game. I didn't see any bad decisions really with where he went with the ball."

Freshman running back Dameon Pierce has played in all 11 games this year and now has 410 rushing yards in 60 carries after his team-leading 77-yard performance against the Vandals. He also liked what he saw from Jones.

"He's come a long way as leader and taking that leadership role on the field," Pierce said. "With him being one of my best friends, it's a great vibe together in the backfield. Emory is a calm, cool and collected guy and he's going to make plays. He handles adversity and plays like nothing happened."

Two other freshmen running backs made their second appearance of the year. Iverson Clement and Issac Ricks both had just one carry in their lone appearance before Saturday. Clement added to his total with three carries for 12 yards while Ricks had a 4-yard gain on his only carry.

Yet another freshman who looks to have a bright future with the Gators in the next three years is tight end Kyle Pitts. The 6-foot-6, 246-pounder has played in all but two games this year and has a pair of catches for 21 yards. He easily exceeded that total on his only catch against Idaho when he hauled in a 52-yard pass from Franks for his first collegiate touchdown.

Mullen likes the flexibility that Pitts brings to the offense.

"We played him flexed out an awful lot and he's going to be a mismatch problem for people as he continues to grow because he gives you the opportunity to be in different personnel groupings in the same personnel grouping," Mullen said. "Is he a tight end? Is he a receiver? As he continues to grow and learn every aspect of the offense (he) becomes a mismatch problem for people."

With the NCAA's new redshirt rule allowing freshmen to play up to four games and still preserve a redshirt season, Jones can play in one more Florida game (Florida State next week or the Gators' bowl game) while Clement and Ricks can play in both contests. All three will likely get extended playing time in those games as Florida coaches take a good look at what the future holds for the Gators.

Idaho (4-7) avoided a shutout when Cade Coffee connected on a 38-yard field goal in the third quarter and on a 12-yard pass from Mason Petrino to Jeff Cotton with 1:47 left in the game.

"Obviously we got our butts kicked," Idaho coach Paul Petrino said. "There were guys that gave great effort today, guys I think that will go back and watch the tape and be proud of themselves."

THE TAKEAWAY

Idaho: It was a disappointing season for the Vandals who were a preseason pick to finish fourth (coaches) or fifth (media) in the Big Sky Conference. They were 0-6 in conference play, and were outscored by an average of 51.7 to 18.2.

Florida: The Gators likely would secure a spot in a New Year's Six bowl with a victory at Florida State next week. It would cap an impressive first season under coach Dan Mullen, who inherited a 4-7 team with holes on both sides of the ball.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Florida is unlikely to move up unless other teams ranked higher fall.

UP NEXT

Idaho: Season complete. Hosts Western State Colorado on Sept. 5 in 2019 opener.

Florida: Plays next Saturday at rival Florida State, which has won five in a row in the series.

Passing

Idaho Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
M. Petrino 31 12 38.7 1 70 23 2 30.7
N. Nayar 4 1 25.0 0 3 3 0 39.6
Fla Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
F. Franks 27 19 70.4 3 274 52 0 140.0
E. Jones 16 12 75.0 2 125 35 0 136.7

Rushing

Idaho Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
M. Petrino 12 87 7.3 21 0
I. Saunders 14 33 2.4 16 0
Fla Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
D. Pierce 13 77 5.9 16 0
L. Perine 6 34 5.7 13 0

Receiving

Idaho Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Cotton 3 38 12.7 23 1
C. Haywood 3 21 7.0 15 0
Fla Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
C. Lewis 3 57 19.0 27 0
K. Toney 6 54 9.0 25 0

Fumbles

Returning

Idaho KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Ungerer III 3 13.7 0 21 1 8.0 0 8
J. Cotton 1 11.0 0 11 0 - 0 0
Fla KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
V. Jefferson 0 - 0 0 3 5.7 0 9
J. Copeland 1 26.0 0 26 0 - 0 0

Punting

Idaho Punt Yds Avg LgPu
C. Coffey 9 372 41.3 59
Fla Punt Yds Avg LgPu
T. Townsend 1 24 24.0 24
J. Finn 1 38 38.0 38

Takeaways

Fla Int Yds InTD
V. Miller 1 82 1
C. Gardner-Johnson 1 26 1

Team Stats Comparison

Idaho Fla
Points For 10 63
Total Yards 227 600
Rushing Yards 154 201
Passing Yards 73 399
Passing Completions / Attempts 13/35 31/43
Turnovers 2 1
Interceptions Thrown 2 0
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 2/1
First Downs 14 32
Penalties - Yards 6/48 5/55
Time Of Possession 20:20 40:40
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 3/17 6/12
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 2/3 1/3
Punts - Average Yards 9/41 2/31

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Idaho Fla
Fla 0:06 TD Chauncey Gardner-Johnson 26 yd interception return (Evan McPherson kick) 0 7
Fla 2:14 TD Feleipe Franks 17 yd run (Evan McPherson kick) 0 14
Fla 9:30 TD Kyle Pitts 52 yd pass from Feleipe Franks (Evan McPherson kick) 0 21
Fla 13:16 TD Van Jefferson 3 yd pass from Feleipe Franks (Evan McPherson kick) 0 28
2nd Quarter Idaho Fla
Fla 4:31 TD Josh Hammond 21 yd run (Evan McPherson kick) 0 35
Fla 9:38 TD Tyrie Cleveland 34 yd pass from Feleipe Franks (Evan McPherson kick) 0 42
Fla 13:10 TD Josh Hammond 8 yd pass from Emory Jones (Jorge Powell kick) 0 49
3rd Quarter Idaho Fla
Fla 8:10 TD Dameon Pierce 4 yd pass from Emory Jones (Jorge Powell kick) 0 56
Idaho 13:58 FG Cade Coffey 38 yd FG 3 56
4th Quarter Idaho Fla
Fla 8:17 TD Ventrell Miller 82 yd interception return (Jorge Powell kick) 3 63
Idaho 13:13 TD Jeff Cotton 12 yd pass from Mason Petrino (Cade Coffey kick) 10 63

Game Information

Stadium: Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, Florida
Attendance: 81,467
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