Boxscore
Florida 26, Vanderbilt 21
Saturday, November 5, 2011 12:21 PM
Location - Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
Attendance - 90144

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Vanderbilt 0 0 7 14 21
Florida 0 17 3 6 26

Recap


Florida built a 17-point halftime lead and held on in the final minutes to defeat Vanderbilt 26-21, Saturday in Gainesville, Fla. The win snapped the Gators four-game losing streak.

The Gators (5-4, 3-4 SEC) beat the Commodores (4-5, 1-5 SEC) for the 21st consecutive time, and have not lost to the Commodores in Gainesville since the first meeting between the two schools in 1945.

Leading 20-14 with 4:15 to go, the Gators elected to go for it on fourth-and-1 from their own 15 yard line. The Commodores jumped offside, giving the Gators a first down. Five plays later, Jeff Demps rushed for a 52-yard touchdown giving Florida a 26-14 lead.

Vanderbilt pulled within 26-21 on Jordan Rogers’s 10-yard touchdown pass to Chris Boyd with 1:16 to go. But Florida recovered the onside kick and ran out the clock.

Florida built its big lead in the second quarter on Jacob Brissett’s 1-yard rushing touchdown, a Demps’ 5-yard touchdown run and Caleb Sturgis’s 55-yard field goal.

Rodgers threw a 26-yard touchdown to Jordan Matthews in the third quarter, then rushed for an 8-yard touchdown with 10:54 left as the Commodores drew within 20-14.

Florida running back Chris Rainey did not play due to a sprained ankle. Demps finished with 158 yards rushing on 23 carries, one week after Florida was held to minus-19 yards rushing by Georgia.

The Gators travel to No. 10-ranked South Carolina next Saturday. Vanderbilt, which has lost its past three SEC games by a combined 13 points, faces Kentucky at home next Saturday.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
2nd Quarter - 8:39
Florida   TD  Florida 7 - Vanderbilt 0
2nd Quarter - 4:45
Florida   TD  Florida 14 - Vanderbilt 0
2nd Quarter - 0:06
Florida   FG  Florida 17 - Vanderbilt 0
3rd Quarter - 5:44
Vanderbilt   TD  Florida 17 - Vanderbilt 7
3rd Quarter - 0:58
Florida   FG  Florida 20 - Vanderbilt 7
4th Quarter - 10:54
Vanderbilt   TD  Florida 20 - Vanderbilt 14
4th Quarter - 2:13
Florida   TD  Florida 26 - Vanderbilt 14
4th Quarter - 1:16
Vanderbilt   TD  Florida 26 - Vanderbilt 21
TEAMS

Team Records

  Vanderbilt Florida
W/L 4 - 5 - 0 5 - 4 - 0
Conference 1 - 5 - 0 3 - 4 - 0

Team Stats

  Vanderbilt Florida
Score 21 26
First Downs 18 27
3rd Down Efficiency 5-for-12
42%
6-for-13
46%
4th Down Efficiency 2-for-2
100%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 377 410
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 33-80 46-197
Average/Rush 2.4 4.3
Passing
Comp-Att 19-28 17-25
Passing Yards 297 213
Average/Pass Play 9.9 8.2
Penalties-Yards 12-106 3-17
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 28:33 31:27

PLAYER STATS

Vanderbilt (4 - 5)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Rodgers 19/28 297 2 0
Florida (5 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Brantley 16/24 173 0 0
J. Brissett 1/1 40 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
Z. Stacy 13 49 3.8 0
J. Rodgers 13 20 1.5 1
J. Krause 1 8 8.0 0
J. Seymour 5 6 1.2 0
W. Tate 1 -3 -3.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Demps 23 158 6.9 2
M. Gillislee 9 39 4.3 0
H. Joyer 3 17 5.7 0
T. Burton 4 11 2.8 0
A. Debose 1 4 4.0 0
J. Brissett 1 1 1.0 1
J. Brantley 2 -10 -5.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Matthews 9 170 18.9 1
B. Barden 4 51 12.8 0
C. Boyd 2 41 20.5 1
W. Tate 1 18 18.0 0
Z. Stacy 2 9 4.5 0
A. Monahan 1 8 8.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Burton 3 41 13.7 0
O. Hines 1 40 40.0 0
F. Hammond Jr. 2 32 16.0 0
J. Reed 3 29 9.7 0
A. Debose 2 25 12.5 0
J. Demps 2 14 7.0 0
A. Leonard 1 12 12.0 0
D. Thompson 1 11 11.0 0
Q. Dunbar 2 9 4.5 0
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