Boxscore
Florida 38, South Florida 14
Saturday, September 11, 2010 12:20 PM
Location - Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
Attendance - 90612

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
South Florida 7 0 7 0 14
Florida 0 7 21 10 38

Recap


Third-ranked Florida once again stumbled out of the gate and found itself trailing, but the Gators recovered in plenty of time and cruised to a 38-14 win over South Florida.

Big plays from Jeffery Demps again sparked the Gators.  Demps, who might be the fastest player in the land, broke free on a 62-yard scoring jaunt to give Florida its first lead, 14-7, in the second quarter. Demps went on to rush for a career-high 138 yards on just 11 carries. He finished with 250 all-purpose yards, including kickoff returns of 41 and 55 yards. Last week, Demps scored on a 72-yard touchdown run.

After failing to score on its first four possessions of the game, Florida needed a spark from the diminutive, dynamite Demps. The 5-8, 190-pound junior provided that and quarterback John Brantley, making his second start, found his rhythm.

With the offense in sync, the Gators scored 31 second-half points and had more than 400 total yards of offense. The Gator defense was solid throughout, flying to the ball and forcing five turnovers, including four interceptions of South Florida quarterback B.J. Daniels.

Florida held South Florida (1-1) to 85 passing yards, completing just 6-of-23 attempts.

Brantley finished 18-of-30 for 170 yards and two touchdowns. Brantley and center Mike Pouncey also improved on their shotgun snap after several miscues last week. Deonte Thompson led the Gators with six catches for 82 yards and a touchdown.

Florida opens SEC play next week at Tennessee.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 3:53
South Florida   TD  Florida 0 - South Florida 7
2nd Quarter - 0:44
Florida   TD  Florida 7 - South Florida 7
3rd Quarter - 7:24
Florida   TD  Florida 14 - South Florida 7
3rd Quarter - 4:44
Florida   TD  Florida 21 - South Florida 7
3rd Quarter - 2:32
Florida   TD  Florida 28 - South Florida 7
3rd Quarter - 0:25
South Florida   TD  Florida 28 - South Florida 14
4th Quarter - 12:20
Florida   FG  Florida 31 - South Florida 14
4th Quarter - 3:55
Florida   TD  Florida 38 - South Florida 14
TEAMS

Team Records

  South Florida Florida
W/L 1 - 1 - 0 2 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  South Florida Florida
Score 14 38
First Downs 16 21
3rd Down Efficiency 5-for-12
42%
5-for-13
38%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
2-for-2
100%
Total Yards 330 423
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 39-244 37-251
Average/Rush 6.3 6.8
Passing
Comp-Att 6-23 18-31
Passing Yards 86 172
Average/Pass Play 3.6 5.4
Penalties-Yards 7-45 8-56
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 2-0
Interceptions Thrown 4 0
Time of Possession 28:05 31:55

PLAYER STATS

South Florida (1 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Daniels 5/20 84 1 4
B. Eveld 1/3 2 0 0
Florida (2 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Brantley 18/31 172 2 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
B. Daniels 17 107 6.3 0
D. Murray 11 62 5.6 1
M. Plancher 6 32 5.3 0
L. Lamar 2 27 13.5 0
M. Shaw 3 16 5.3 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Demps 11 139 12.6 1
E. Moody 14 54 3.9 0
M. Gillislee 4 29 7.2 1
M. Brown 3 23 7.7 0
C. Rainey 1 15 15.0 0
T. Burton 2 7 3.5 0
J. Brantley 2 -16 -8.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
E. Landi 1 51 51.0 0
A. Shields 3 21 7.0 0
D. Bogan 1 12 12.0 0
A. Ketchel 1 2 2.0 1
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Thompson 6 83 13.8 0
C. Moore 5 40 8.0 1
J. Demps 1 21 21.0 0
R. Clark 1 15 15.0 0
O. Hines 2 6 3.0 0
T. Burton 2 5 2.5 0
J. Reed 1 2 2.0 1
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