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UF extra points

By Compiled by Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published October 1, 2000

Sideline rage

Florida coach Steve Spurrier didn't fling any visors, but he did throw his list of ball plays in disgust after receiver Kelvin Kight dropped back-to-back passes in the second quarter.

A sour note

Tailback Robert Gillespie, a Mississippi native, drew a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for pretending to conduct the Gators' pep band after Jabar Gaffney's 23-yard touchdown cut the margin to 24-23 in the third quarter. Kicker Jeff Chandler missed the extra point from 35 yards.

Bad omen

Spurrier should have known it would be a bad day from the start. The two defensive players -- linebacker Daryl Owens and safety Marquand Manuel -- he sent out for the coin toss with instructions to defer and receive the second-half kickoff told officials they would kick off to start both halves.

Good advice

Florida quarterbacks were sacked six times. Late in the first half, after freshman backup Rex Grossman took an 8-yard loss, Spurrier shouted to him from the sideline, "Throw it! Throw it!"


"Rex Grossman -- he's young, he's dumb and he hasn't played in the SEC. He saw a real defense here." -- Mississippi State cornerback Fred Smoot on UF's backup quarterback.

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