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Kentucky And Stoops Snap 31-game Losing Streak to Florida, Defeat Gators 27-16

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Florida receiver Moral Stephens (82) catches an 18-yard pass from quarterback Feleipe Franks (13) in the first half.
Florida running back Jordan Scarlett (25) cuts around the outside corner and turns up field to gain yardage.
Kentucky’s Lynn Bowden Jr. (1) and Terry Wilson (3) celebrate after Bowden Jr. scored on a 54-yard pass from Wilson in the second half.
After being defeated, Florida’s Vosean Joseph (11) remains on the sideline several minutes after the game ends.
Having never beat Florida in his tenure as a Wildcat, Kentucky’s senior cornerback Derrick Baity Jr. (8) proudly runs across the field with his teams flag after the sealing the win.
Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops embraces Florida quarterback Felipe Franks (13) after the game.
Florida quarterback Felipe Franks (13) drops back to pass against the Wildcat defense. Franks completed 17 of his 38 pass attempts for a total of 232-yards, two touchdowns and one interception.
Florida defensive back Marco Wilson (3) suffered a knee injury in the first half of the game. He returned later on crutches, but did not return to the field.
Kentucky quarterback Terry Wilson (3) runs the football in the first half. Wilson was the second leading rusher of the game, carrying the ball 10 times for 105-yards.
Despite heavy coverage from Florida’s Brad Stewart Jr. (2), Kentucky receiver David Bouvier (33) catches a 29-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Terry Wilson (3) in the first half.
Florida quarterback Felipe Franks (13) is able to escape Kentucky defenders and run out of bounds before being tackled.
Florida running back Lamical Perine (22) is brought down by a Kentucky defender. Perine was Florida’s second-leading rusher of the night, carrying the ball for 34-yards on four carries.
Florida receiver Van Jefferson (12) is tackled out of bounds by Kentucky’s Lonnie Johnson Jr. (6).
Kentucky quarter Terry Wilson (3) drops back to pass against the Florida defense. In the air, Wilson completed 11 of his 16 pass attempts for a total of 151-yards, two touchdowns and one interception.
Florida linebacker Jeremiah Moon (7) recovers a Kentucky fumbled forced by his teammate James Houston IV (41) in the first half.
Florida defenders Tedarrell Slaton (56) and Kylan Johnson (28) work to bring down Kentucky running back Benny Snell Jr. (26). Snell Jr. lead all rushers with 175-yards on 27 carries.
Kentucky quarterback Terry Wilson (3) hands the ball off to Benny Snell Jr. (26).
Kentucky defender Kengera Daniel (20) works to bring down Florida running back Jordan Scarlett (25).
Kentucky running back Asim Rose (10) avoids Florida’s CJ Henderson’s (5) tackle attempt, breaking free before eventually being brought down a few yards later.
Florida quarterback Felipe Franks (13) dives for the endzone, but is stopped short by Kentucky’s Lonnie Johnson Jr. (6) in the first half.
Florida defenders Jeawon Taylor (29) and Donovan Stiner (13) team up to bring down Kentucky’s Benny Snell Jr. (26).
An emotional moment shared between Kentucky coach Mark Stoops and senior cornerback Lonnie Johnson Jr. (6) after defeating the Gators on the road.
Kentucky quarterback Terry Wilson (3) breaks free for a 24-yard touchdown run in the second half.
Kentucky coach Mark Stoops holds his hands in triumph after beating Florida, ending a 31-year losing streak to the Gators.
Florida coach Dan Mullen is infuriated with an official after a field goal was waived off as being no good, despite a replay that appeared to show the kick as being good.
Florida cornerback CJ Henderson (5) celebrates after catching an interception in the first half.

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