NCAAF Game Recap - Tennessee-Martin at Florida
Sat Sep 7, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

TxAM
10
Clem
24
F
NMSt
10
Ala
62
F
Murr
17
UGA
63
F
SD
14
Okla
70
F
Cin
0
OHSt
42
F
LSU
45
Tex
38
F
Army
21
Mich
24
F(1OT)
Tul
6
Aub
24
F
UT-M
0
Fla
45
F
NIU
17
Utah
35
F
Cal
20
Wash
19
F
Buff
13
PSU
45
F
Nev
6
Oreg
77
F
C Mi
0
Wisc
61
F
UCF
48
FlAtl
14
F
WestMI
17
MSU
51
F
Rut
0
Iowa
30
F
Syr
20
MD
63
F
NoCol
17
WaSt
59
F
Stan
20
USC
45
F
Marsh
7
Boise
14
F
Neb
31
Colo
34
F OT
Wake
41
Rice
21
F
W&M
17
UVA
52
F
SacSt
7
AzSt
19
F
Ohio
10
Pitt
20
F
(N/A)
23
Kent
26
F
WVU
7
Mizzu
38
F
Sou
24
Mem
55
F
BGSU
0
K St
52
F
OD
17
VaTec
31
F
ChaSo
10
SCar
72
F
Vand
24
Purd
42
F
UAB
31
Akr
20
F
WCU
0
NCSt
41
F
SoFL
10
GATec
14
F
Ford
29
Ball
57
F
TnTec
17
MiaOH
48
F
SMiss
15
MisSt
38
F
Gram
14
LaTec
20
F
SIU
45
UMass
20
F
E Il
0
Ind
52
F
Ill
31
UConn
23
F
Rich
13
BC
45
F
Char
41
App
56
F
WIl
13
ColSt
38
F
UTSA
14
Bayl
63
F
SDSU
23
UCLA
14
F
ULMon
44
FlaSt
45
F OT
Maine
18
GaSo
26
F
GWebb
9
ECU
48
F
NCAT
13
Duke
45
F
Furm
42
GASt
48
F
Wyo
23
TxSt
14
F
JacSt
14
SoAl
37
F
NorTx
27
SMU
49
F
McNee
14
OkSt
56
F
TnSt
26
MidTN
45
F
CoCar
12
Kans
7
F
BYU
29
Tenn
26
F(1OT)
E Ky
0
Lou
42
F
W Ky
20
FLInt
14
F
Stony
7
UtSt
62
F
Ark
17
Miss
31
F
Lib
14
ULLaf
35
F
E Mi
17
KY
38
F
UTEP
3
TxTch
38
F
PVAM
17
Hou
37
F
MiaFL
25
UNC
28
F
Tuls
34
SJSU
16
F
ArkSt
43
UNLV
17
F
Minn
38
Fres
35
F(1OT)
NoAZ
41
Ariz
65
F
OreSt
28
Hawaii
31
F

Florida 45, Tennessee-Martin 0

Sep 7, 2019, 7:30 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Tennessee-Martin (1-1)

0

0

0

0

0

(11) Florida (2-0)

3

14

14

14

45

No. 11 Florida loses Toney, Henderson in win over UT Martin
Sat Sep 7, 2019 11:33 PM

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) No. 11 Florida could be without its most dynamic playmaker when it opens Southeastern Conference play at Kentucky.

The Gators lost elusive receiver Kadarius Toney during a 45-0 victory over lower-division Tennessee-Martin on Saturday night. Toney took a hit on his left arm late in the first quarter, walked off the field in pain and eventually headed to the locker room for tests.

Coach Dan Mullen said Toney's injury will be "checked out a little bit more," not exactly promising news for Florida.

The Gators also lost speedy cornerback CJ Henderson in the first half against the Skyhawks (1-1), but Mullen said he has a "slight ankle sprain."

Henderson tweaked his left ankle while covering a receiver in the second quarter, limped into the locker room and later returned to the sideline wearing a walking boot and using crutches.

Florida barely missed either of them against UT Martin, which fell to 0-10 against SEC teams and failed to cover the 44 1/2-point spread. But the Gators know being without either standout in league play would be a crushing blow.

"It's got to crank up about 10 notches getting into SEC play, especially going on the road," Mullen said.

Despite missing two guys who each wear No. 1 because of their talents, Florida still manhandled overmatched UT Martin.

Feleipe Franks completed 25 of 27 passes, including 15 straight to start the game, for 270 yards and two touchdowns. He dropped in beautiful TD passes to Van Jefferson and Tyrie Cleveland, but he also was again slow through his progressions.

"I'm nowhere near perfect," Franks said. "I just try to keep progressing. ... At the end of the day, we've got two wins under our belt. I'm happy with that."

Lamical Perine ran for 51 yards and a score. Fellow running back Malik Davis, who missed most of 2018 because of a knee injury, scored for the first time in nearly two years.

The defense picked up where it left off against rival Miami , finishing with five sacks and holding the Skyhawks to 194 yards.

Florida led 38-0 early in the fourth - and had emptied its bench - when quarterback John Bachus scampered for 48 yards and gave UT Martin its best scoring opportunity. Highly touted freshman Kaiir Elam intercepted Bachus' pass in the end zone on the ensuing play.

"I haven't seen any stats, but the only one that matters is that we didn't score any points," UT Martin coach Jason Simpson said. "I've played against multiple SEC teams in my career. There's been bigger (SEC) teams, but I don't know if there's another as fast as that one."

THE TAKEAWAY

UT Martin: The Skyhawks got $500,000 for making the 700-mile trip to Gainesville, the kind of payday that helps fund the school's entire athletic department. They will bus two hours to Jacksonville, spend the night there and take a commercial flight home Sunday.

Florida: The Gators still have issues along their offensive line. They should have controlled the line of scrimmage and had their way with the Skyhawks. Instead, Franks was sacked once and hit several more times.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

With ninth-ranked Texas losing, the Gators might sneak back into the top 10.

CHEERLEADER HONORED

Florida honored its most famous cheerleader before the game.

George Edmondson Jr., better known as Mr. Two Bits while riling up crowds at Florida home games for 60 years, died in early July at age 97. His three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren led the renowned two-bits cheer at midfield prior to kickoff. Grandson Kevin King even used Edmondson's original, decades-old "2 Bits" sign.

Fans, cheerleaders and game-day officials wore yellow T-shirts with a faux orange-and-blue striped tie on the front to mimic Edmondson's typical game-day attire.

INJURIES & SUSPENSIONS

Linebacker Amari Burney and safety Jeawon Taylor missed the game because of injuries. Defensive lineman Luke Ancrum and safety Brad Stewart were suspended. Stewart also was suspended for the season opener.

UP NEXT

UT Martin: At Southern Illinois next Saturday.

Florida: At Kentucky next Saturday. The Wildcats ended a 31-game losing streak in the series last year.

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Passing

UT-M Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Bachus III 19 12 63.2 0 101 34 1 54.9
J. Hudson 4 3 75.0 0 39 29 0 105.2
Fla Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
F. Franks 27 25 92.6 2 270 69 0 133.0
K. Trask 5 4 80.0 1 40 24 0 139.6

Rushing

UT-M Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Bachus III 9 48 5.3 48 0
J. Bowe 7 13 1.9 8 0
Fla Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Toney 1 0 0.0 0 0
L. Perine 10 51 5.1 12 1

Receiving

UT-M Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
P. Logan 5 59 11.8 34 0
J. Horton 1 29 29.0 29 0
Fla Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
V. Jefferson 4 94 23.5 69 1
T. Grimes 5 56 11.2 23 0

Fumbles

Returning

UT-M KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
T. Williams 2 19.0 0 29 1 0.0 0 0
Fla KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
F. Swain 0 - 0 0 3 1.0 0 1
T. Cleveland 1 34.0 0 34 0 - 0 0

Punting

UT-M Punt Yds Avg LgPu
Z. Cox 8 287 35.9 43
Fla Punt Yds Avg LgPu
T. Townsend 1 50 50.0 50

Takeaways

Fla Int Yds InTD
K. Elam 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

UT-M Fla
Points For 0 45
Total Yards 194 543
Rushing Yards 54 231
Passing Yards 140 312
Passing Completions / Attempts 15/23 30/36
Turnovers 1 0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Fumbles - Lost 1/0 0/0
First Downs 8 26
Penalties - Yards 5/45 3/30
Time Of Possession 35:35 25:25
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 5/14 9/13
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/1 1/2
Punts - Average Yards 8/36 1/50

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter UT-M Fla
Fla 6:15 FG Evan McPherson 32 yd FG 0 3
2nd Quarter UT-M Fla
Fla 6:25 TD Van Jefferson 69 yd pass from Feleipe Franks (Evan McPherson kick) 0 10
Fla 10:00 TD Tyrie Cleveland 35 yd pass from Feleipe Franks (Evan McPherson kick) 0 17
3rd Quarter UT-M Fla
Fla 3:08 TD Malik Davis 1 yd run (Evan McPherson kick) 0 24
Fla 10:11 TD Lamical Perine 5 yd run (Evan McPherson kick) 0 31
4th Quarter UT-M Fla
Fla 0:05 TD Jacob Copeland 9 yd pass from Kyle Trask (Evan McPherson kick) 0 38
Fla 11:05 TD Emory Jones 16 yd run (Chris Howard kick) 0 45

Game Information

Stadium: Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, Florida
Attendance: 80,007
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