Boxscore
Florida 38, Kentucky 0
Saturday, September 22, 2012 12:00 PM
Location - Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
Attendance - 87102

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Kentucky 0 0 0 0 0
Florida 3 21 7 7 38

Recap


No. 14 Florida 38, Kentucky 0: Quarterback Jeff Driskel threw for a touchdown and added another on the ground to lead 14th-ranked Florida over the visiting Wildcats.

Driskel connected with 10 different receivers and finished with 203 yards through the air, completing 18 of 27 passes for the Gators (4-0, 3-0 SEC). 

Florida led just 3-0 after the first quarter before the Gator defense took over, picking off quarterback Morgan Newton three times in the second quarter alone, including a 26-yard return for a touchdown by Jaylen Watkins. Kentucky's offense was held to 219 total yards.

The Wildcats (1-3, 0-1 SEC) missed league passing leader Maxwell Smith, who was held out with a shoulder injury. Newton finished the day just 7-of-21 for 48 yards before true freshman Jalen Whitlow stepped under center in the fourth quarter. Whitlow completed only one of his six passes for 12 yards in relief.

Mike Gillislee, who entered the game as the SEC's leading rusher, ran for 56 yards and a touchdown and backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett added a touchdown run for the Gators, who start the year 4-0 for the second time in as many seasons under head coach Will Muschamp. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Florida improved to 46-17 all-time against Kentucky and has won 26 straight in the series ... The Gators finished just 3-6 down the stretch in 2011 after an identical 4-0 start ... Wide receiver La'Rod King was held to just three catches for 13 yards for the Wildcats after a career-best 10-catch performance last week.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 5:18
Florida   FG  Florida 3 - Kentucky 0
2nd Quarter - 12:04
Florida   TD  Florida 10 - Kentucky 0
2nd Quarter - 8:24
Florida   TD  Florida 17 - Kentucky 0
2nd Quarter - 0:44
Florida   TD  Florida 24 - Kentucky 0
3rd Quarter - 2:50
Florida   TD  Florida 31 - Kentucky 0
4th Quarter - 6:47
Florida   TD  Florida 38 - Kentucky 0
TEAMS

Team Records

  Kentucky Florida
W/L 1 - 3 - 0 4 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 1 - 0 3 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Kentucky Florida
Score 0 38
First Downs 12 22
3rd Down Efficiency 4-for-15
27%
12-for-17
71%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 219 403
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 32-159 45-200
Average/Rush 5.0 4.4
Passing
Comp-Att 8-27 18-27
Passing Yards 60 203
Average/Pass Play 2.2 6.8
Penalties-Yards 7-45 7-51
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 3 1
Time of Possession 22:19 37:41

PLAYER STATS

Kentucky (1 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. Newton 7/21 48 0 3
J. Whitlow 1/6 12 0 0
Florida (4 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Driskel 18/27 203 1 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. George 13 52 4.0 0
R. Sanders III 10 48 4.8 0
M. Newton 4 34 8.5 0
D. Mobley 4 22 5.5 0
J. Whitlow 1 3 3.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Gillislee 13 56 4.3 1
M. Jones 10 45 4.5 0
C. Johnson 5 35 7.0 0
J. Driskel 8 35 4.4 1
M. Brown 4 31 7.8 0
J. Brissett 2 4 2.0 1
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. George 1 24 24.0 0
L. King 3 13 4.3 0
A. Legree 1 12 12.0 0
G. McCaskill 2 11 5.5 0
R. Sanders III 1 0 0.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
O. Hines 3 52 17.3 0
F. Hammond Jr. 3 41 13.7 0
J. Reed 3 41 13.7 0
Q. Dunbar 3 36 12.0 1
M. Gillislee 1 11 11.0 0
C. Burton 1 6 6.0 0
M. Jones 1 6 6.0 0
H. Joyer 1 5 5.0 0
M. Brown 1 5 5.0 0
R. Andrades 1 0 0.0 0
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