It was Florida's ground attack (292 net yards rushing) coupled with Franks' career-high 284 yards that eventually wore down the Vanderbilt defense and allowed the Gators success down the stretch.
The argument came after this block on a punt return by Florida's James Houston that was ruled targeting. That series of events prompted a shouting match between Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason and UF defensive coordinator Todd Grantham as Mason attended to Odeingbo near the UF sideline. They also flagged each team for unsportsmanlike conduct. Twitter roasted Mullen over the altercation. "We had a lot of mistakes early on in the game". The Gators had pulled off a 37-27 come-from-behind win. On the opening drive Franks' pass was tipped and was intercepted on the two-yard line, then in the second quarter the Gators found themselves settling for a field goal in the red zone, after a missed assignment blew up Jordan Scarlett's run on second down. Because the parity is right there.I would say in this league, it's not about the one game.
" I think the team learned from our one loss this year, is we get frustrated, just, we'll get you coached up". Don't try to cowboy and do your own thing. "If you like being told how great you are, get back to work, and let's win again", Mullen told reporters. "I like the pat on the back rather than the kick in the rear end, so let's just keep working to keep it six inches higher".
"Derek and I are really close friends". "We just knew we had to make adjustments".
Scarlett ended the game with 125 all-purpose yards to complement Lamical Perine's 214 total yards from scrimmage, making them the first Florida runners to eclipse 100 yards this season. To their credit, the defensive backs did begin to swarm the Commodores' receivers a bit better after the second half. Franks threw a 38-yard TD pass to Van Jefferson, Scarlett scored on a 48-yard run and Freddie Swain caught an 11-yard TD pass from Franks.