The announced attendance for the Orange & Blue Game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium is 53,015 on Saturday.
UF coach Dan Mullen said Gator fans support will fuel the team all summer: “To see that type of support was really special to me today.”
Jorge Powell’s 45-yard field goal gave the Blue a 3-0 lead after a 10-play, 47-yard drive in 4:17.
The Orange’s first drive stalls before walk-on kicker Chris Howard misses a 45-yard field goal attempt.
The two offenses combined for only 80 yards and seven first downs in the first quarter.
Orange cornerback CJ Henderson’s play is standing out.
Blue 3, Orange 0
Another way to get a former player involved. Kyle Trask launched a 52-yard TD pass to former Gator defensive back Lawrence Wright, who came off the sideline. Blue up 10-0.
QB Feleipe Franks then took off for a 60-yard score to cut the deficit. Blue 10, Orange 7. Franks then punted the ball into the stands and takes a piggy-back ride off the field.
Franks with another TD run, this one from three yards out. Then he dunks the ball over the goalpost. He’s having fun, as Team Orange takes its first lead at 14-10.
Scarlett with a seven-yard TD run to culminate a 60-yard drive by Team Blue. Scarlett had a 27-yard run in the drive and Trask a 19-yard strike to Rick Wells. Blue leads 17-14.
Franks then hits former UF receiver Travis McGriff for a 60-yard score. Spring game fun. Orange leads 21-17
Freshman QB Emory Jones gets in the action for the Orange.
Scarlett scores on short run and then offens celebrates with a game of Duck-Duck-Goose in the end zone.
Jones throws rope to tight end RJ Raymond on slant pattern. Raymond takes it 58 yards for the TD to put the Orange back on top, 28, Blue 24.
Antonneous Clayton with back-to-back sacks of Trask. He’s had a promising spring, for sure.
At half: Orange 28, Blue 24
Mullen said earlier in the week that the second half would be a running clock, so fans can make it to watch the No. 1 baseball team play Missouri. The second half will consist of two eight-minute quarters with a running clock.
Jones with a TD pass to tight end Kemore Gamble. Orange leads 35-24.
Jake Allen in at QB for the Blue.
Jones is intercepted by linebacker Jahim Lawrence.
Team Orange 35, Team Blue 24
Nick Sporles entered the game for the Blue team with 2:20 left and threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Andres Salvidar as time expired.
Team Orange 35, Team Blue 30.
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