South Carolina vs. Florida 2012 score update: Gators score 3 touchdowns off turnovers, lead 21-6

Florida has put up only 29 yards of offense yet still has 21 points on the board thanks to three Gamecocks turnovers as the Gators lead South Carolina 21-6 at halftime.

The Gators bit first with DB Loucheiz Purifoy annihilating Gamecocks' QB Connor Shaw on the first snap of the game to force a fumble. After Lerentee McCray recovered, Florida found the end zone in just three plays with QB Jeff Driskel darting one to TE Jordan Reed for a 3-yard score.

South Carolina's offense regained some composure on the next drive though, moving 64 yards in 14 plays to set up a 35-yard Adam Yates field goal.

Following some back-and-forth punts, the tides began to turn heavily in Florida's favor as the Gators blocked a 45-yard Yates field goal to leave South Carolina empty-handed after a solid drive. The Gamecocks defense held strong to a force a 3-and-out shortly after but Ace Sanders couldn't wrangle in the punt, leading a Trey Burton fumble recovery at South Carolina's 29.

With a short field, Driskel was able to locate WR Quinton Dunbar for a 13-yard score to extend Florida's lead to 11. And lady luck would continue to reside in Florida's corner on the ensuing kickoff as Solomon Patton forced a fumble off returner Damiere Byrd to set the Gators up nicely yet again.

Driskel wouldn't waste it, either, finding Reed again this time for a 1-yard touchdown to give the Gators their third score off a turnover.

Florida had another chance at a takeaway on South Carolina's final drive with LB Jelani Jenkins coming down with an incredible interception despite having a cast on his right hand. But the play would be overturned due to a defensive offsides call giving Yates the opportunity to drain a 51-yarder to make it 21-6 at the half.

Florida will be receiving the ball coming out of the locker room as they look to deliver the Gamecocks the deathblow.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Tampa Bay

You must be a member of SB Nation Tampa Bay to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Tampa Bay. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Tampa Bay

You must be a member of SB Nation Tampa Bay to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Tampa Bay. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.