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No. 21 Florida beats Vanderbilt, 38-24, loses QB Luke Del Rio for year - The Denver Post

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Feleipe Franks lifted his left arm and showed where he scribbled a name in black marker. Sweat and heavy rain had washed off much of the ink, but the four letters were still faintly visible on his wrist: “Luke.” No. 21 Florida beat ...and more »

Dooley: Not one to sulk, Franks steps in to lead Gators - Gatorsports.com

Feleipe Franks walked the length of the field, tiny rain drops pelting his face as he strode with the big smile toward the northeast corner of the end zone. He carried the game ball in his hands, a sphere he probably couldn't have dreamed would be in ...and more »

College football spotlight: Luke Del Rio and Florida suffer a bad break - Los Angeles Times

Quarterback Luke Del Rio surely hoped his comeback was complete as he made his first start in 11 months for Florida . The redshirt junior, whose father Jack is coach of the Oakland Raiders , was the starter in Florida's first six games in 2016, until ...and more »

The Sunday Blog, Week Five: Final UF score is fine - Gatorsports.com

The Sunday Blog comes at you in a world where I just sent my AP ballot in and ranked four teams from the state of Florida and not one of them was named Florida State. * Do I want to get into this now? Oh, why not? There has been plenty of debate about ...and more »

Call of duty: Gators lose Del Rio, but team up for SEC win - Gatorsports.com

A day that had the potential to turn dark and depressing for Florida ended up being maybe the brightest and most encouraging of the young season for the Gators on Saturday in The Swamp. “Guys, that was fun,” UF coach Jim McElwain said. “It was one of ...and more »

Young Gators getting better as offensive playmakers continue to blossom - Saturday Down South

GAINESVILLE — Florida began a three-game home stand Saturday in The Swamp in a familiar spot: trendy media upset pick, minimal national respect, plenty of questions around the coaching staff locally. They ended Saturday in a familiar spot: another ...and more »

Problem solved: No. 1 Alabama crushes Mississippi, 66-3 - FOXSports.com

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) The most dominant two-game stretch of football Alabama has ever played under Nick Saban – and that's saying something for a team with four national championship trophies in the last eight years – left the coach seemingly no more ...and more »

Gators' offense carrying its weight after years of relying on team's defense - Orlando Sentinel (blog)

UF cornerback Duke Dawson soaked in an extended breather and a unique vantage point during Saturday's win against Vanderbilt. The fifth-year senior watched from the sideline while the team's offense did the heavy lifting during a 38-24 win. It was a ...and more »

Gators turn to veteran Del Rio to crank up the offense - Gatorsports.com

In a rather remarkable and improbable comeback story, Luke Del Rio has gone from the forgotten man to THE man in the Florida offense. Look where he was only just a few months ago. Then look at what he did Saturday night in Lexington. “My hat's off to ...and more »

Jesuit grad Malik Davis sparks Gators' resurgent ground game - Tampabay.com

GAINESVILLE — Malik Davis stumbled, but he didn't stop. Florida's freshman running back out of Jesuit High used his hand as a crutch, regaining his balance before finishing off a 39-yard touchdown run that left Vanderbilt in the rearview mirror. The ...and more »