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No. 24 Florida stuns 23rd-ranked Tennessee with Hail Mary

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Tyrie Cleveland was one of the last players to leave Florida Field. He slapped hands, posed for pictures, and just before disappearing into the locker room tunnel, he turned and waved one final time.

He easily could have taken a bow.

Cleveland hauled in a 63-yard touchdown pass from Feleipe Franks as time expired, and No. 24 Florida stunned 23rd-ranked Tennessee 26-20 in a wild, wacky and sometimes unwatchable rivalry game Saturday.

Franks scrambled away from the rush on a first-and-10 play with 9 seconds remaining and found Cleveland behind safety Micah Abernathy for a Hail Mary that no one - especially the Volunteers - saw coming.

''Growing up, I always dreamed of making that game-winning touchdown,'' Cleveland said. ''To make it come true is undescribable.''

The final play capped a crazy fourth quarter in which the teams combined for 37 points and little, if any, defense.

''It was a really fun way to end a game,'' Franks said. ''You grow up waiting for moments like that to happen in your life, and when it does happen, you don't have any words to describe it.''

Here's one: Unpredictable.

After watching Florida's offense sputter all afternoon, there surely were arm-chair quarterbacks everywhere thinking the Gators (1-1, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) should take a knee and head to overtime. Instead, they burned the Volunteers (2-1, 0-1) with a deep pass for the second time in as many visits to Gainesville.

Two years ago, Will Grier found Antonio Callaway for a 63-yard touchdown on a fourth-and-12 play with 1:26 remaining that propelled Florida to a 28-27 victory.

This time, the play called ''Train Right Open, Big Ben In'' will go down in Florida lore as one of the most memorable in school history. It gave the Gators a 12th win in the last 13 years against Tennessee and allowed them to avoid the program's first 0-2 start since 1971.

''We've just got to stay as deep as the deepest (receiver),'' Vols coach Butch Jones said. ''That's one of those plays that comes around every so often, and unfortunately they made the play and we didn't.''

Jones surely will face more criticism for his team's questionable play-calling . Tennessee failed to get standout running back John Kelly the ball on a first-and-goal play from the 1-yard line in the third quarter and again on three first-and-goal tries from the 9 in the fourth.

Tennessee also can blame three missed field goals for not being ahead late. The Gators looked as if they had the game in hand early in the final frame, but found a way to let the Volunteers get back in it.

Franks made one huge mistake: An interception in Florida territory that set up Tennessee's tying field goal. The Vols failed to find the end zone and settled for three points with 50 seconds left.

Overtime looked to be on tap - and then Franks found Cleveland.

Fellow receiver Brandon Powell was the first to congratulate Cleveland in the end zone. Powell slapped him so hard upside the helmet that it knocked his mouthpiece out. Teammates and coaches piled on a few seconds later. It was a surreal scene, especially for a team that didn't score an offensive touchdown in the first seven quarters of the season.

The party continued inside the locker room.

''It was nothing to do with me,'' coach Jim McElwain said. ''Sometimes things like that are really special. I've got some burned images in my mind that I will carry for the rest of my life.''

There was little to remember from the first three quarters. The defenses were stout, but there were plenty of offensive blunders and head-scratching play calls.

Florida led 6-3 to open the fourth and looked as if it iced the game when C.J. Henderson returned an interception 16 yards for a score. Freshman Malik Davis followed a series later with a 74-yard run. But the touchdown was overturned on review after officials realized Davis fumbled at the 2. Justin Martin caught Davis from behind and knocked the ball loose. It bounced through the end zone for a touchback.

The Vols scored five plays later, cutting it to 13-10 on Kelly's 24-yard run. But Kelly also made a huge mistake. He was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct for doing the ''Gator Chomp'' in the end zone, and the penalty helped the Gators get the ball in Tennessee territory.

Franks found Brandon Powell in the flat for a 5-yard score, capping a 44-yard drive that gave Florida a double-digit lead.

Still, Tennessee kept coming back and figured it would end up in overtime for the second time in three games. Franks and Cleveland didn't let it happen.

THE TAKEAWAY

TENNESSEE: Kelly is a beast. The junior ran 19 times for 141 yards. But the Vols need to commit to getting him the ball near the goal line and in crunch time.

FLORIDA: The Gators have issues offensively, but Franks gained some confidence and the Gators may have found two playmakers in Davis and receiver Kadarius Toney - both freshmen.

INJURIES

Tennessee played without electric kick returner Evan Berry and safety Todd Kelly Jr.

UP NEXT

TENNESSEE: Hosts UMass (0-4) next Saturday. It's the first meeting between the schools.

FLORIDA: Plays its first road game of the season, at Kentucky. The Gators have won 30 in a row in the series, the longest active streak in the Football Bowl Subdivision.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Touchdown 0:09
13-F.Franks complete to 89-T.Cleveland. 89-T.Cleveland runs 63 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
75
yds
00:41
pos
20
26
Field Goal 0:53
25-A.Medley 27 yards Field Goal is Good.
11
plays
-10
yds
03:04
pos
20
20
Point After TD 4:43
25-A.Medley extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
20
Touchdown 4:43
12-Q.Dormady complete to 82-E.Wolf. 82-E.Wolf runs 28 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
22
yds
00:30
pos
16
20
Point After TD 5:13
15-E.Pineiro extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
20
Touchdown 5:13
13-F.Franks complete to 4-B.Powell. 4-B.Powell runs 5 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
-14
yds
03:14
pos
10
19
Point After TD 8:36
25-A.Medley extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
13
Touchdown 8:36
4-J.Kelly runs 34 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
27
yds
02:09
pos
9
13
Point After TD 14:23
15-E.Pineiro extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
13
Touchdown 14:31
12-Q.Dormady incomplete. Intended for 1-M.Callaway INTERCEPTED by 5-C.Henderson at TEN 16. 5-C.Henderson runs 16 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
91
yds
00:29
pos
3
12
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 3:03
30-B.Cimaglia 51 yards Field Goal is Good.
13
plays
14
yds
05:08
pos
3
6
Field Goal 8:16
15-E.Pineiro 41 yards Field Goal is Good.
8
plays
-4
yds
03:41
pos
0
6
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 7:42
15-E.Pineiro 27 yards Field Goal is Good.
17
plays
20
yds
07:18
pos
0
3
Team Stats
1st Downs 23 14
Rushing 9 6
Passing 12 8
Penalty 2 0
3rd Down Conv 6-16 7-14
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-0
Total Net Yards 439 356
Total Plays 72 57
Avg Gain 6.1 6.2
Net Yards Rushing 183 168
Rush Attempts 33 29
Avg Rush Yards 5.5 5.8
Net Yards Passing 256 188
Comp. - Att. 21-39 18-28
Yards Per Pass 6.6 6.7
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-3 2-24
Penalties - Yards 16-116 12-50
Touchdowns 2 3
Rushing TDs 1 0
Passing TDs 1 2
Other 0 1
Turnovers 3 2
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 1-1
Int. Thrown 3 1
Punts - Avg 3-45.0 5-44.8
Return Yards 29 97
Punts - Returns 1-29 2-14
Kickoffs - Returns 0-0 2-63
Int. - Returns 1-0 3-20
Kicking 4/7 4/4
Extra Points 2/2 2/2
Field Goals 2/5 2/2
Safeties 0 0
1234T
23 Tennessee 2-1 0301720
24 Florida 1-1 3302026
256 PASS YDS 188
183 RUSH YDS 168
439 TOTAL YDS 356
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
Q. Dormady 12 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
53.8% 259 1 3 102.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
57.4% 674 5 4 126.7
Q. Dormady 21/39 259 1 3
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
J. Kelly 4 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
19 141 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
56 349 5
J. Kelly 19 141 1 38
T. Chandler 3 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 30 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 30 0
T. Chandler 7 30 0 7
C. Fils-Aime 27 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 11 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
6 52 2
C. Fils-Aime 3 11 0 7
Q. Dormady 12 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
8 2 0
Q. Dormady 4 1 0 8
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. Kelly 4 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 96 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
16 191 0
J. Kelly 6 96 0 52
M. Callaway 1 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 46 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 198 3
M. Callaway 3 46 0 22
Et. Wolf 82 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 37 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 70 1
Et. Wolf 3 37 1 28
T. Chandler 3 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 31 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 31 0
T. Chandler 2 31 0 16
B. Johnson 7 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 18 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 82 1
B. Johnson 4 18 0 7
J. Palmer 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 11 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 11 0
J. Palmer 1 11 0 11
A. Pope 81 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 10 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 10 0
A. Pope 1 10 0 10
J. Smith 25 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 10 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 10 0
J. Smith 1 10 0 10
Defense T-A SACK INT
C. Jumper 53 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
C. Jumper 1-0 1.0 0
J. Martin 8 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Martin 1-0 0.0 0
D. Taylor 19 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
D. Taylor 1-0 1.0 0
N. Warrior 18 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
N. Warrior 1-0 0.0 0
B. Johnson 7 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
B. Johnson 0-0 0.0 1
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
B. Cimaglia 30 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/3 0/0
SEASON FG XP
1/3 0/0
B. Cimaglia 1/3 51 0/0 3
A. Medley 25 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/2 2/2
SEASON FG XP
1/2 14/14
A. Medley 1/2 27 2/2 5
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
T. Daniel 93 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 45.0 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
13 46.8 0
T. Daniel 3 45.0 0 53
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. Callaway 1 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 29.0 29 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 16.4 29 0
M. Callaway 1 29.0 29 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
F. Franks 13 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64.3% 212 2 1 144.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.2% 287 2 1 139.8
F. Franks 18/28 212 2 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
M. Davis 20 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 94 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 102 0
M. Davis 4 94 0 74
L. Perine 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 55 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
18 63 0
L. Perine 11 55 0 28
M. Thompson 24 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 30 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
12 43 0
M. Thompson 7 30 0 12
K. Toney 17 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 5 0
K. Toney 1 5 0 5
F. Franks 13 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 -16 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
11 -9 0
F. Franks 6 -16 0 6
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
T. Cleveland 89 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 93 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 149 1
T. Cleveland 5 93 1 63
B. Powell 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 40 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 48 1
B. Powell 3 40 1 22
K. Toney 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 40 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 67 0
K. Toney 4 40 0 19
J. Hammond 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 22 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 93 0
J. Hammond 3 22 0 9
M. Stephens 82 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 10 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 10 0
M. Stephens 1 10 0 10
M. Thompson 24 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 4 0
M. Thompson 1 4 0 4
C. Lewis 80 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 20 0
C. Lewis 1 3 0 3
D. Massey 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 2 0
D. Massey 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
L. Del Rio 14 QB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
L. Del Rio 1-0 0.0 0
K. Campbell 55 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
K. Campbell 0-1 0.5 0
J. Zuniga 92 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
J. Zuniga 0-1 0.5 0
D. Reese 33 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
D. Reese 0-0 0.0 1
C. Henderson 5 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 2 0.0
C. Henderson 0-0 0.0 1
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
E. Pineiro 15 K
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 2/2
SEASON FG XP
3/4 4/4
E. Pineiro 2/2 41 2/2 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Townsend 19 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 44.8 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
11 50.2 2
J. Townsend 5 44.8 2 59
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Cleveland 89 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 31.5 46 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 26.0 46 0
T. Cleveland 2 31.5 46 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
B. Powell 4 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 7.0 7 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 7.0 7 0
B. Powell 2 7.0 7 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
7:39 TENN 25 3:23 9 9 INT
2:46 TENN 19 1:55 3 9 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:58 TENN 21 0:55 3 1 Punt
8:11 TENN 25 5:08 13 42 FG
0:23 TENN 26 0:20 4 3 End of quarter
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 TENN 25 1:53 3 8 Punt
12:46 FLA 49 5:20 15 43 INT
5:50 FLA 36 2:33 7 12 FG Miss
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 TENN 7 0:29 2 91 INT
14:23 TENN 25 3:21 7 1 FG Miss
10:45 TENN 20 2:09 8 80 TD
5:13 TENN 25 0:30 4 80 TD
3:57 FLA 40 3:04 11 31 FG
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 FLA 25 7:18 17 65 FG
4:07 FLA 34 1:11 3 2 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 FLA 39 1:54 4 17 Punt
11:57 FLA 44 3:41 8 32 FG
2:53 FLA 17 2:23 6 20 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:55 FLA 21 0:00 1 28
7:21 FLA 1 1:17 3 5 Punt
3:13 FLA 33 2:32 4 17 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:23 TENN 7 0:00 1 -58
10:57 FLA 26 0:00 1 74
8:27 TENN 44 3:14 8 -14 TD
4:43 FLA 35 0:39 2 25 INT
0:50 FLA 25 0:41 4 75 End of game