Billy Napier's first Orange and Blue game at Florida: Blue team wins 34-0 | Game recap
The Gators split into two teams prior to Thursday night’s game, and it wasn’t just the players who have been temporarily divided. From the assistant coaches to the creative content team, the Gators have divided the football program in half to simulate a regular-season contest.
Considering the game is being held on Thursday night instead of the typical Saturday afternoon, the program has attempted to draw a crowd by using a combination of a competitive format and incentives for fans in attendance. We’ll know soon if the effort will lead to Florida’s first spring game in three years being a well-attended event.
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It's a final: 34-0 Blue wins. UAA announced approximate attendance of 45,000.
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Mihalek's earlier kick ties the longest FG in Orange and Blue game history (Chris Hetland and Eddy Pineiro).
Seen on the field: Todd Golden and Kelly Rae Finley
The men's and women's basketball coaches were the honorary captains tonight.
Yes, a 52-yard field goal in a spring game. Blue leads 31-0.
Quarterback Anthony Richardson add another TD for the Blue team, 28-0.
Anthony Richardson to Noah Keeter to put the Blue team up 21-0.
Montrell Johnson leaps in from 1-yard out to double the Blue team's lead, 14-0.
Anthony Richardson hits Ja'Markis Weston from 19 yards out for the first TD of the night. Blue team goes up 7-0 after the extra point.
Game is under way after WWE's Titus O'Neil gets crowd hyped.
The first-year Florida football coach told SI black uniforms are in the works for the Gators football team.
The Johnny Townsend Foundation Spring Tailgate drew lots of former players and family. Also seen: The Old Ball Coach, Gators legend Steve Spurrier.
Cormani McClain, the No. 3 prospect in the 2023 class per 247Sports, just arrived at the stadium prior to the Orange and Blue game.
Fans got an up-close glimpse at the new football coach as Billy Napier and the Gators players made their way into Ben Hill Griffin Stadium for tonight's 7:30 p.m. spring game.
Florida cheer teams lead the way as fans wait for first-year coach Billy Napier and the players.