A defensive struggle turned into anything but, as a 63-yard rainbow from Feleipe Franks to Tyrie Cleveland as time expired lifted No. 24 Florida to a 26-20 win over No. 23 Tennessee. His first touchdown pass of the contest came midway through the final stanza, when he found Brandon Powell from five yards out to give Florida a 20-10 lead. 12th win over Tennessee (2-1, 0-1 SEC) in their last 13 meetings.
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Tennessee sophomore receiver Marquez Callaway was on cloud 9 when he had four catches for 115 yards and two touchdowns in the season opener. Running back John Kelly got a 34-yard touchdown to cut the deficit to 13-10. That's because Florida's last game was a drubbing at the expense of the Michigan Wolverines at AT&T Stadium two weekends ago.
The back-and-forth streak ended when Franks threw an interception with 3:57 left in the game.
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Josh Rosen's 491 passing yards are the 3rd-most in @UCLAFootball history (513 by Cade McNown in 1998, 510 by Drew Olson in 2005). The receiving end was taken care off by Theo Howard who made game-high 110 yards receiving on seven catches with a score.
Redshirt freshman Felipe Franks made his first career start against MI finishing a poor 5 of 9 for 75 yards before being replaced with Malik Zaire.
After some terrible clock management left just nine seconds on the clock, Franks and the Gators appeared to be playing for overtime. The ball rolled into the end zone and out of the back of it for a touchback.
UF amassed 380 total yards to UT's 442, while Franks finished 18-of-28 passing for 212 yards.