Gators Prove They Can Still Beat Mediocre Teams With 28-20 Win Over ECU In Otherwise Pointless Bowl Game

Florida Tops ECU In Birmingham Bowl – Bleacher Report

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In a game that meant very little in an afterthought of a bowl game, the Florida Gators played with a passion they’d not showed since the Georgia game.

The result was a resounding 28-20 win over East Carolina in the Birmingham Bowl that was fueled by a great defense that has dominated much of the season, even in a frustrating 7-5 campaign.

With the game on the line and the Pirates driving for a chance to tie the game, Vernon Hargreaves III stepped in front of a Shane Carden pass and intercepted a ball in the end zone to preserve the win. Though the Gators’ D was on the field for 101 plays, they kept rising to the occasion.

UF forced three turnovers, returning an interception for a touchdown and turning away the ECU touchdown. They carried a sputtering offense that did very little once Treon Harris got hurt and turned the ball over three times in the second half.

Bring on the Jim McElwain era.

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4 thoughts on “Gators Prove They Can Still Beat Mediocre Teams With 28-20 Win Over ECU In Otherwise Pointless Bowl Game”

  1. The Adam Lane 2 yard run at the beginning of the second quarter was the shit.

    From my easy chair, after-the-fact, coaching spot, the biggest problem I have seen is there is no consistency with the level of effort by the Gators. There are some games they should have walked away with the score but barely won (KY and TN). The only game they brought their “A” game to was the Georgia game where the Gators were able to capitalize on every Georgia mistake. FSU had a off day also but the Gators could not capitalize like they did against GA.

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