Gators’ elusive Powell


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.”


  1. Love that Powell was able to overcome a horrible play call by Nussmeier. One of Powell’s best catch and runs since he has been at Florida. But yet another perplexing play call by Nussmeier in a critical situation. Watch the replay of the game. No way that call should have been made or even worked against the defense Kentucky was running. Spurrier would have audibled out of that play call. But, thank you Brandon Powell, for overcoming Nussmeier. Great play by you.

  2. Just listened to NFL scout Chris Landry dissect the Gators: “The talent is there, but talent alone doesn’t win games. You have to be able to mold that talent to get the most out of the players.” In other words, he was taking a shot at the coaches. “Mac has had 3 years to turn this around, but the offense is still not there.” That is Chris Landry talking. I tend to agree with him. He also said “The quArterbacks below Del Rio have more talent, but they are just not using it properly.”: PS: Landry thinks Kyle Trask has the most potential to be a top QB. Looks like a 7-4 or 8-3 season and a trip to the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl–or worse.