September 23, 2017
Gators have beaten the Wildcats 30 straight times, dating to 1986.
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Freshman all-purpose man Kadarius Toney took a snap from center and dashed through the Kentucky defense for a 36-yard touchdown to tie Saturday night’s Southeastern Conference showdown at Kentucky at 7-7 in the first half.
Toney, the true freshman from Eight Mile, Ala., lined up in the wildcat against the Wildcats on UF’s third possession of the game — and just the second play of the second quarter. Toney went right, slipped through the first line of defense, cut outside and scored untouched for his first career TD.
The play marked UF’s first rushing touchdown since the Georgia game last season, a run of nine games.
Kentucky took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter when quarterback Stephen Johnson hit wideout Blake Bone for a 14-yard touchdown pass. The Wildcats went 75 yards in eight plays on their second possession of the game, with running back Bennie Snell breaking off a pair of 12-yard runs to key the drive. On the scoring play, UF linebacker Vosean Joseph bit on a pump fake inside, allowing Bone to break free toward the back of the end zone. The throw was perfect for the early lead at the 5:06 mark.
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