Kentucky Vs. Florida Score Update: Gators Up Big At Halftime

The Florida Gators extended their lead to 24-0 against the Kentucky Wildcats in the second quarter of Saturday's action, while capitalizing on a few Kentucky interceptions and missed field goal attempts.

Florida held a narrow 3-0 lead through the first quarter, then a 10-play touchdown drive capped with six consecutive runs for Mike Gillislee began a scoring spree. More of Florida's fortune came from the unraveling of Kentucky quarterback Morgan Newton, who went into halftime having completed just 29 percent of his passes.

Perhaps the worst toss for Kentucky came when Newton threw the ball right into the hands of Jaylen Watkins, who returned the interception for a 26-yard touchdown.

Gators kicker Caleb Sturgis missed a 39-yard field goal attempt that would have given Florida a 20-0 lead. But Jeff Driskel and Quinton Dunbar connected on a 19-yard touchdown pass, and Florida ended the half with a third interception.

Also, tight end Jordan Reed survived this:

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There is still no sign of Florida running back Trey Burton. Coach Will Muschamp said Burton has experienced back spasms and won't be able to play in this game.

Kentucky has had success running the football but, as the score indicates, it hasn't led to points for the Wildcats.

You can follow this game and the rest of our college football coverage at the SB Nation NCAA Football hub.

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