GAMEDAY College Football

Florida 42, Vanderbilt 0

(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

By MARK LONG
AP Sports Writer

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Emory Jones had a career-high four touchdowns passes, potentially quieting calls for backup Anthony Richardson, and No. 20 Florida routed woeful Vanderbilt 42-0.

It was a feel-good victory for the Gators on homecoming after a gut-wrenching loss at Kentucky essentially knocked coach Dan Mullen's team out of contention in the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division.

Florida (4-2, 2-2 SEC) won its eighth straight in the series and its 30th in the last 31 meetings. The Commodores (2-4, 0-2) dropped their 15th consecutive league game.

Jones was the star of this one. He completed 14 of 22 passes for 273 yards, with TD passes to Ja'Quavion Fraziars, Trent Whittemore, Dameon Pierce and Jacob Copeland. Pierce also scored twice more on short runs.

Richardson played sparingly for the second straight week. His first pass was intercepted. He returned the following series but ended up giving way to Jones until getting back on the field for mop-up duty in the fourth quarter.

Vanderbilt had several chances to make it more competitive, but Alabama transfer Joseph Bulovas missed three field goals. He was errant from 39, 41 and 33 yards out. The Commodores also had a touchdown overturned when Chris Pierce failed to maintain possession on a fourth-down catch when he hit the ground in the second quarter.

Florida athletics press release


Scoring Summary
First Quarter VandyFla
Fla TD 11:16 Dameon Pierce 1 yard TD run (Jace Christmann Extra Point) 0 7
Fla TD 5:23 Ja'Quavion Fraziars 5 yard TD pass from Emory Jones (Jace Christmann Extra Point) 0 14
Second Quarter VandyFla
Fla TD 3:55 Trent Whittemore 9 yard TD pass from Emory Jones (Jace Christmann Extra Point) 0 21
Third Quarter VandyFla
Fla TD 12:07 Dameon Pierce 61 yard TD pass from Emory Jones (Jace Christmann Extra Point) 0 28
Fla TD 10:26 Jacob Copeland 25 yard TD pass from Emory Jones (Jace Christmann Extra Point) 0 35
Fla TD 8:46 Dameon Pierce 1 yard TD run (Jace Christmann Extra Point) 0 42
Team Stats
  Vanderbilt Florida
First downs 17 18
  Rushing 5 10
  Passing 9 7
  Penalty 3 1
3rd Down Efficiency 7-21, 33% 2-9, 22%
4th down efficiency 1-3, 33% 3-3, 100%
Rushes-Yards 34-88 34-181
Passing Yards 199 298
Return Yards 24 57
Completions-Attempts-Int 24-46-2 18-28-2
Sacks-Yards Lost 3-16 0-0
Punts 6 4
Fumbles Lost 0-0 1-0
Penalties - Yards 3-35 8-80
Vanderbilt Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
K. Seals 22 43 192 0 2
M. Wright 2 2 7 0 0
C. Johnson 0 1 0 0 0
Florida Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
E. Jones 14 22 273 4 1
A. Richardson 4 6 25 0 1
Vanderbilt Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
P. Smith 17 75 4.4 0
R. Griffin 9 12 1.3 0
D. Boddie Jr. 2 10 5.0 0
M. Wright 3 6 2.0 0
K. Seals 3 -15 -5.0 0
Florida Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
N. Wright 7 46 6.6 0
E. Jones 5 40 8.0 0
J. Crawshaw 1 28 28.0 0
D. Bowman 5 21 4.2 0
L. Lingard 3 13 4.3 0
D. Pierce 7 12 1.7 2
A. Richardson 5 11 2.2 0
R. Wells 1 10 10.0 0
Vanderbilt Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Boddie Jr. 5 49 9.8 0
C. Johnson 4 49 12.3 0
W. Sheppard 4 45 11.3 0
C. Pierce Jr. 5 25 5.0 0
P. Smith 3 14 4.7 0
B. Bresnahan 2 10 5.0 0
R. Griffin 1 7 7.0 0
Florida Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Copeland 5 79 15.8 1
D. Pierce 1 61 61.0 1
N. Wright 2 57 28.5 0
T. Whittemore 3 42 14.0 1
R. Wells 1 19 19.0 0
J. Fraziars 2 10 5.0 1
X. Henderson 1 10 10.0 0
J. Shorter 1 9 9.0 0
L. Lingard 1 9 9.0 0
K. Zipperer 1 2 2.0 0
Vanderbilt Interceptions
Player Int Yards
D. Jerkins 1 0
E. McAllister 1 -3
Florida Interceptions
Player Int Yards
T. Dean III 1 10
D. Newkirk 1 5
Vanderbilt Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
H. Smith 6 234 39.0
Florida Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Crawshaw 4 200 50.0
Vanderbilt Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
C. Johnson 1 10 10.0
Florida Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
X. Henderson 4 25 6.3
Vanderbilt Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Ziglor III 1 17 17.0
Florida Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Copeland 1 17 17.0
Vanderbilt Missed FG
Player Length
J. Bulovas 39
J. Bulovas 41
J. Bulovas 33
Florida Missed FG
Player Length




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