College Football Saturday Week 3: FSU, Miami And Florida Cruise To Victories

Another week of college football and the major teams in Florida are all in action. FSU opens up ACC play with a game against Wake Forest while the Gators have a showdown in Knoxville with Tennessee.

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Florida Vs. Tennessee Score Update: Tyler Bray Bounces Back From Interception To Propel Volunteers To 14-10 Halftime Lead

Tennessee has its first halftime lead over Florida since 2006 with the score sitting at 14-10 as both teams head to the locker room. Volunteers quarterback Tyler Bray has bounced back nicely from an early interception, throwing for two touchdowns and 154 yards on 13-of-23 passing. Jeff Driskel has been solid on Florida's end with 90 yards through the air and 42 on the ground, but the Gators haven't had much success on third down so far (1-of-6).

Florida's only touchdown was set up by a 25-yard interception return from Lerentee McCray, off Bray's only blemish on the day. Running back Trey Burton would then take full advantage of that mistake, scampering into the end zone from 14 yards out.

After that though, something with Bray clicked. The Volunteers would get their first points off a quick strike drive that ended in a two-yard touchdown connection to Cordarrelle Patterson. Bray would also hook up with tight end Mychal Rivera on their very next drive to find pay dirt from six yards out.

Luckily for Florida, a 28-yard run from Driskel would help set up the Gators with a 20-yard field goal from Caleb Sturgis in the closing seconds off the half. Florida will get to build on the momentum when they get the ball back coming out of the locker room.

For more information on Gators football, head on over to Alligator Army. For more Volunteers coverage, pay a visit to Rocky Top Talk.

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FIU Vs. UCF 2012: Knights Dominate First Half, Hang On To Defeat Panthers 33-20

Central Florida held off a late charge from Florida International Saturday, winning 33-20 in their home opener after jumping out to 23-0 lead.

In the first half, the Knights had three unanswered touchdowns and safety off a bad snap that went over the head of FIU punter Josh Brisk. The UCF defense also seemed to have the Panthers' offense stumped after they only compiled two first downs and 26 total yards.

But in the second, the Panthers would get a second-wind lead by two touchdowns from running back Darian Mallary. Ultimately, though, FIU would be done in by quarterback Jake Medlock's inaccuracy as the sophomore signal caller completed only 13 of his 28 passes.

The double-headed Central Florida rushing attack also played a big part in closing out the game with Storm Johnson and Brynn Harvey combining for 151 yards on 34 carries.

Box Score Hero: UCF WR J.J. Worton had 94 yards on five receptions including a 10-yard touchdown from WR Jeff Godfrey out of the wildcat wildknight.

Rankings Ramifications: Neither of these teams will be on the AP's radar anytime soon.

But Did They Cover: Central Florida favored by 15.

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Next Week's Schedule: Florida International gets their first shot at a ranked team next Saturday when No. 19 Louisville heads into town while Central Florida try their chances against Missouri at home.

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Florida Vs. Tennessee Score Update: Gators, Volunteers Tied 7-7 After Two Quick Scores

The Florida Gators and Tennessee Volunteers are all knotted up 7-7 after the first fifteen minutes of play. Vols QB Tyler Bray leads both teams in passing with 79 yards and a touchdown but did have a bad interception that set up the Gators only score. Both teams have been struggling on third down, combining to go 0-6 in that area when looking for a first.

The Gators began the game with an three-and-out but got a big break when linebacker Lerentee McCray intercepted Bray and returned it 25 yards to Tennessee's 35. Florida QB Jeff Driskel would then complete a 20-yard pass to TE Jordan Reed before RB Trey Burton scampered in from 14 yards out for the touchdown.

Tennessee would respond later in the first when Bray hooked up with WR Justin Hunter on a 40-yard strike to get things rolling. A pass interference play would then set up a two-yard touchdown pass to WR Cordarrelle Patterson, capping off a scoring drive that only lasted a little over a minute.

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