Kentucky vs. Florida: Live Scores, Analysis and Results

Nick de la Torre@@NickdelatorreCorrespondent ISeptember 22, 2012

KNOXVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 15: Trey Burton #8 of the Florida Gators runs against the Tennessee Volunteers during the first half of play at Neyland Stadium on September 15, 2012 in Knoxville, Tennessee.    (Photo by John Sommers II/Getty Images)
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FINAL: Florida 38 Kentucky 0

The Florida Gators earned their first shutout of an SEC opponent since defeating Mississippi State 52-0 in 2001. 

Florida went into the locker room at halftime up 24-0 but didn't look as good as the scoreboard would lead you to believe. The offense stalled on their first two possessions but picked it up from there. Jeff Driskel finished his day early in the fourth quarter going 18-of-27 for 203 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Driskel was able to add another score on the ground. 

Mike Gillislee rushed just 13 times for 56 yards but was able to get into the endzone. Mack Brown and Matt Jones combined for 14 carries and 76 yards. Both of the backup tailbacks ran the ball hard and looked the best they had all season. 

Florida out-gained Kentucky 403-to-219 on the day and held Kentucky to just 60 yards passing. Kentucky came into the game with the SEC's top ranked passing offense, averaging 322 yards a game. The Wildcats were able to rush for 159 yards on five yards per carry. That's something the Gators will need to clean up before LSU and the SEC's top ranked rushing attack come to town.