Florida Gators Upset No. 14 Utah Utes in Season Opener

The Florida Gators upset the No. 14 Utah Utes 29-26 in their season opener on Saturday night. The Gators were led by quarterback Anthony Richardson, who threw for 168 yards and two touchdowns.

The Utes got off to a fast start, scoring on their first two possessions to take a 14-0 lead. But the Gators responded with 22 unanswered points to take a 22-14 lead at halftime.

The Utes tied the game at 22 in the third quarter, but the Gators scored the game's final seven points to secure the victory.

Richardson was the star of the game for the Gators. He completed 13 of 22 passes for 168 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for 44 yards.

Running back Malik Davis also had a big game for the Gators. He rushed for 102 yards and a touchdown.

The Gators' defense also played well, holding the Utes to just 264 total yards.

The win was a big one for the Gators, who were picked to finish fifth in the SEC East this season. It also gave them a measure of revenge against the Utes, who beat them 38-29 in 2019.

The Gators will look to build on this momentum when they face the South Carolina Gamecocks next week.

Here are some of the key takeaways from the game:

The Gators' offense was able to move the ball effectively against a tough Utah defense.
Richardson showed flashes of his potential, completing passes down the field and making plays with his legs.
The Gators' defense played well, holding the Utes to just 264 total yards.
The Gators were able to win the turnover battle, forcing two turnovers and not giving up any.

The Gators' victory is a major boost for the program. They are now 1-0 and have a chance to make some noise in the SEC East this season.

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