LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Jeff Demps ran 10 times for 157 yards and two touchdowns as No. 15 Florida routed Kentucky 48-10 on Saturday night for the Gators’ 25th straight win in the series.
Florida (4-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) scored three touchdowns in a 4:31 span during the first quarter, taking advantage of two turnovers by Kentucky (2-2, 0-1). Trey Burton had a 1-yard touchdown run that put the Gators up 21-0.
Demps had an 84-yard touchdown run, Florida’s longest since Emmitt Smith’s 96 yarder against Mississippi State in 1988. Chris Rainey added 105 yards, and John Brantley was 8 for 14 for 115 yards and a score.
Kentucky’s lone touchdown came after an interception thrown by backup Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel. Morgan Newton, who was 16-of-33 for 124 and two interceptions, threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to La’Rod King with 1:18 before halftime to cut the Gators’ lead to 31-10.