Throughout Saturday night’s game in Lexington, Kentucky defensive backs Mike Edwards and Chris Westry did a lot of trash talking to the Florida offensive players. But UF receiver Brandon Powell found a way to silence them in the fourth quarter.
On a critical third-down play on UF’s game-winning drive, Powell took a swing pass from Luke Del Rio and turned a potential no gain into seven yards and a first down by faking out both Edwards and Westry with two lightning-quick cuts.
“I just wanted to make a play,” Powell said. “No. 7 (Edwards) and No. 21 (Westry), the two I made miss, those were the ones that were talking trash all game. I caught the ball and saw an opportunity. I made two people miss. It felt great but I couldn’t celebrate like I wanted to after the play, but I just tried to make a play. I helped the team get a first down and ultimately set up a score.”