TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A rout and a nail-biter. Florida State has knocked off its two state rivals for the first time since 2016, setting off a raucous celebration.
Trey Benson had a 17-yard touchdown run with 4:06 left to give No.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida will be without five receivers, including Anthony Richardson's top two targets, when the Gators play at No. 16 Florida State on Friday night.
Coach Billy Napier ruled out leading receiver Xzavier Henderson and second-leading receiver Justin Shorter along with backups Ja'Quavion Fraziars, Marcus Burke and Thai Chiaokhiao-Bowman on Wednesday.
Florida (6-4, 3-4 SEC) at Vanderbilt (4-6, 1-5), Saturday, 12 p.m. EST (SEC Network)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Florida by 14 1/2
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — If this was Anthony Richardson's final game in The Swamp, he led a performance to remember.
Richardson accounted for three touchdowns, Montrell Johnson Jr.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Anthony Richardson threw for 201 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 78 yards and two scores as Florida snapped its two-game losing streak with a 41-24 win over Texas A&M on Saturday.
Florida (4-4, 1-4 SEC) at Texas A&M (3-5, 1-4), noon EDT (ESPN)
Line: Texas A&M by 3 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson was admittedly unprepared for his first collegiate start.
He found out “a day or two” before the Gators played top-ranked Georgia last year that he would be replacing Emory Jones in the latest edition of “The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party.” Richardson was excited for the opportunity.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson was surprised, maybe even shocked, to learn the Gators were three-touchdown underdogs against rival and top-ranked Georgia.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Richardson looked quite comfortable playing on a Sunday for the first time in his college career.
Richardson threw for 240 yards and two touchdowns as Florida handled lower-division Eastern Washington 52-17 in a game delayed a day by Hurricane Ian.
Eastern Washington (1-2, 0-1 Big Sky) at Florida (2-2, 0-2 SEC), Sunday, noon ET (SEC Network Plus)
For four quarters, Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker and Florida counterpart Anthony Richardson went back and forth before more than 100,000 fans packed inside Neyland Stadium in one of the most entertaining games of the season.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Despite an upper-body injury and the absence of his favorite target, Hendon Hooker was at his best Saturday night.
The Tennessee quarterback threw for 349 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 112 yards and a score to lead the No.
No. 20 Florida (2-1, 0-1 SEC) at No. 11 Tennessee (3-0, 0-0), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS)
Line: Tennessee by 10 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Things to watch in Week 4 of the Southeastern Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 20 Florida (2-1, 0-1 SEC) at No.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Steve Spurrier surely would have changed quarterbacks by now. Maybe even a few times.
No. 20 Florida has failed to throw a touchdown through three games, a head-scratching drought for an offense once nicknamed the Fun ‘n’ Gun and the kind of early-season passing ineptitude not witnessed from the Southeastern Conference program in more than four decades.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Richardson nearly cost Florida another victory.
He can thank cornerback Tre’Vez Johnson, running back Trevor Etienne and South Florida's late gaffes for getting him off the hook.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Richardson could use a confidence boost.
The Florida quarterback was admittedly shaken during his two-turnover performance against Kentucky last week that included more than a dozen errant throws.
Youngstown State (2-0) at No. 9 Kentucky (2-0), Saturday, noon EDT (SEC Network)
Line: No line on FanDuel Sportsbook.
South Florida (1-1) at No. 18 Florida (1-1), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET (SEC Network)
Line: Florida by 24½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Much of the hype surrounding Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson was dashed, or at least diminished, in the Swamp on Saturday night.
No. 20 Kentucky intercepted Richardson twice, including one Keidron Smith returned 65 yards for a touchdown, and the Wildcats toppled the 12th-ranked Gators 26-16 to notch consecutive wins in the series for the first time in 45 years.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Richardson dazzled a packed Swamp in Florida’s season opener, delivering more feel-good moments than anyone honestly could have expected.
Long runs, precise throws, broken tackles, clutch plays, a whirly-bird 2-point conversation, the go-ahead touchdown.
Week 2 is a quick turnaround for college football fans.
With the Labor Day Weekend games going through Monday night, you don't have much time to recoup before it ramps back up.
The five most intriguing games of Week 2, with lines from FanDuel Sportsbook:
Florida entered The Associated Press college football poll with a jolt.
The first regular-season AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank didn't have much turnover Tuesday because only one ranked team lost to an unranked team.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Standing in the tunnel and waiting to run into the raucous Swamp for the first time, Florida coach Billy Napier turned to an assistant and summed up the moment.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No more pregame backflips. No more hotel dances. No more unnecessary hits.
Anthony Richardson is now Florida’s unchallenged – and still unproven — starting quarterback, a budding star who’s already become a popular name found near the top of several 2023 NFL mock drafts.
The Southeastern Conference has a national championship quarterback, a Heisman Trophy winner and a collection of promising passers both new and old.
ATLANTA (AP) — Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson, who wears No. 15, has shed the nickname “AR-15” because he doesn’t want to be linked to the semiautomatic rifle used in mass shootings.
Richardson said Wednesday at the Southeastern Conference Media Days he is “just trying to rebrand myself and become a better person.”
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Zach Carter made his way to one corner of the Swamp and found himself celebrating alongside the Florida band.
His next move? Directing, of course.
“I stayed on beat!" said Carter, one of 27 seniors playing their final game at Florida Field.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson, recovering from a concussion, injured a knee dancing in the team hotel the night before losing at South Carolina.
Coach Dan Mullen said Monday that Richardson was “gimping around” the football facility Monday.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson is recovering from a concussion, potentially opening the door for Emory Jones to start at South Carolina on Saturday.
Richardson was knocked out of last week's 34-7 loss to top-ranked Georgia following a hit to the head/neck area.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Dan Mullen has fielded quarterback questions all season: Emory Jones? Anthony Richardson? Why Jones? Why not Richardson?
If he’s frustrated by the weekly inquiries, Mullen hasn’t shown it.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida quarterback Emory Jones has unwaveringly supported backup Anthony Richardson all season. He eagerly coached Richardson from the sideline. He enthusiastically cheered for Richardson after every big play.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Emory Jones did something no Florida quarterback has done since Tim Tebow. With backup Anthony Richardson cleared to return next week, Jones might have a tough time accomplishing the feat again.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson will “probably do a little bit more at practice” this week before the 11th-ranked Gators host Tennessee, coach Dan Mullen said Monday.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Young’s first collegiate road start was a rousing success, a three-touchdown performance that helped top-ranked Alabama hold off No. 11 Florida 31-29 in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams Saturday.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — It didn’t take Tim Tebow very long to realize Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson was different. Less than an hour, actually.
Tebow worked out with Richardson a few days after the freshman arrived on campus in January 2020.
The last time Florida beat Alabama, Tim Tebow was the Gators' quarterback and the team was on its way to a second national title under coach Urban Meyer.
Tebow is now retired and Meyer is coaching in the NFL.
Here are things to watch in the Southeastern Conference in Week 3:
GAMES OF THE WEEK
No. 1 Alabama (2-0) visits No. 11 Florida (2-0). It's a rematch of the Crimson Tide's 52-46 SEC Championship Game victory, but without a number of the bigtime playmakers from that game.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida backup quarterback Anthony Richardson, one of college football's more dynamic players through two games, is expected to practice this week while recovering from a strained right hamstring.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Starter Emory Jones or backup Anthony Richardson.
Florida coach Dan Mullen insists the 13th-ranked Gators (2-0) don't have a quarterback controversy or a reason to change the depth chart after Richardson outplayed Jones for the second straight game in a 42-20 rout of South Florida on Saturday.
By the time No. 13 Florida’s season opener was over, Anthony Richardson had leaped one defender, thrown another to the ground and looked so special with the ball in his hands that he might as well have had a cape dangling from his No.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Dan Mullen insists he has no quarterback controversy: Emory Jones is the starter, and Anthony Richardson remains the backup following a 35-14 victory against Florida Atlantic on Saturday night in which one clearly outplayed the other.