Gators Dominate the Gamecocks in Season Finale at The Swamp

The Florida Gators hosted the South Carolina Gamecocks at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium yesterday and quickly took the game over from the start.  Just in the first quarter, the Gators put up three scores.  QB Anthony Richardson got things stated with a three-yard touchdown, which put Florida on the board first.  Shortly thereafter, Richardson threw a 15-yard strike to WR Ricky Pearsall.  With less than two minutes left in the first quarter, RB Travis Etienne broke out with an 85-yard run and touchdown to put Florida in a commanding lead before the second quarter.

Overall, the Gators looked very impressive and made Carolina look more like a 3-6 team rather than their real record of 6-3.  Florida had 515 total yards of offense, which included 374 yards rushing.  QB Anthony Richardson threw for 112 yards and 2 touchdowns. 

The defense did their job as well and held the Gamecocks to no points.  However, Special Teams did give up a touchdown through some trickery from South Carolina on a punt attempt, but the Gamecocks failed on the two-point conversion.

Florida dictated the whole game from the start and never gave the Gamecocks a chance to make a comeback.  For the last game at The Swamp for the 2022 football season, the Florida Gators wanted to make it a memorable one for the seniors who would put the Gator jersey on for one last time and from the result of last night’s performance, Head Coach Billy Napier and staff did just that. 

Florida plays Vanderbilt at FirstBank Stadium next week and then head to FSU to face the Seminoles in the last game of the year over Thanksgiving weekend.


Source: ESPN College Football –