Boxscore
Florida 34, Miami (Ohio) 12
Saturday, September 4, 2010 12:00 PM
Location - Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
Attendance - 90178

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Miami (Ohio) 3 3 3 3 12
Florida 0 21 0 13 34

Recap

Don’t let the margin of victory fool you. Florida was in a dogfight.

The Gators overcame two early turnovers, sloppy play and a surprisingly spirited Miami (OH) team to win their season opener, 34-12. Miami won only one game last season, but the RedHawks stayed right with the No. 4 Gators until early in the fourth quarter when Jonathan Demps ‘ 72-yard touchdown run gave them a 27-12 lead.

The Gators entered the fourth quarter with fewer than 50 yards of total offense. Quarterback John Brantley  was unspectacular in his first start in the post-Tim Tebow era. He completed 17 of 25 passes for 113 yards, much of it late in the fourth quarter when the game was decided.

Miami actually led 3-0 at the start of the second period, but the RedHawks were undone by turnovers. Janoris Jenkins took the second of four Zac Dysert interceptions and raced 67 yards for a touchdown to give the Gators their first lead, 7-3.

Florida’s Omarius Hines scored on a 10-yard pass from Brantley, helping the Gators to a 21-6 halftime lead. After Demps’ gallop, Florida scored a late touchdown on a 25-yard pass from Brantley to Chris Rainey. The pass bounced off another Gator, and Rainey made the fortuituous grab.

The Gators were more lucky than good on Saturday. If they play the same way next week against South Florida, the outcome could be different
 
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 7:01
Miami (Ohio)   FG  Florida 0 - Miami (Ohio) 3
2nd Quarter - 13:14
Florida   TD  Florida 7 - Miami (Ohio) 3
2nd Quarter - 9:27
Florida   TD  Florida 14 - Miami (Ohio) 3
2nd Quarter - 8:03
Florida   TD  Florida 21 - Miami (Ohio) 3
2nd Quarter - 0:21
Miami (Ohio)   FG  Florida 21 - Miami (Ohio) 6
3rd Quarter - 6:33
Miami (Ohio)   FG  Florida 21 - Miami (Ohio) 9
4th Quarter - 13:24
Miami (Ohio)   FG  Florida 21 - Miami (Ohio) 12
4th Quarter - 12:31
Florida   TD  Florida 27 - Miami (Ohio) 12
4th Quarter - 1:21
Florida   TD  Florida 34 - Miami (Ohio) 12
TEAMS

Team Records

  Miami (Ohio) Florida
W/L 0 - 1 - 0 1 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Miami (Ohio) Florida
Score 12 34
First Downs 16 12
3rd Down Efficiency 4-for-15
27%
3-for-12
25%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-2
50%
3-for-5
60%
Total Yards 212 267
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 22-4 27-154
Average/Rush 0.2 5.7
Passing
Comp-Att 26-46 17-25
Passing Yards 208 113
Average/Pass Play 4.3 4.5
Penalties-Yards 9-51 6-51
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 5-2
Interceptions Thrown 4 0
Time of Possession 34:44 25:16

PLAYER STATS

Miami (Ohio) (0 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
Z. Dysert 25/44 191 0 4
R. Kennedy 1/2 17 0 0
Florida (1 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Brantley 17/25 113 2 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Woods 5 19 3.8 0
R. Lawson 1 3 3.0 0
Z. Dysert 8 2 0.2 0
T. Merriweather 5 -2 -0.4 0
J. Rogers 1 -3 -3.0 0
A. Robinson 2 -15 -7.5 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Demps 8 98 12.2 1
M. Gillislee 6 55 9.2 0
E. Moody 5 5 1.0 0
T. Burton 2 4 2.0 1
C. Rainey 3 1 0.3 0
J. Brantley 3 -9 -3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Robinson 11 111 10.1 0
C. Givens 2 25 12.5 0
T. Merriweather 2 18 9.0 0
K. Bruton 1 17 17.0 0
J. Rogers 4 16 4.0 0
N. Harwell 1 11 11.0 0
D. Paine 2 11 5.5 0
T. Woods 3 -1 -0.3 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
O. Hines 3 49 16.3 1
C. Rainey 6 34 5.7 1
D. Thompson 3 24 8.0 0
J. Demps 4 4 1.0 0
T. Burton 1 2 2.0 0
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