After a large-margin win against Florida Atlantic, the No. 13 Florida Gators stay consistent with annihilation over the unranked South Florida Bulls.
The Gators remain undefeated after two weeks of play and downed the Bulls 42-13 with an offensive blitzkrieg.
Senior running back Dameon Pierce opened the scoring spree for the Gators with a seven-yard touchdown burst through the Bulls defense.
The running game was prominent Saturday afternoon after redshirt freshman quarterback Anthony Richardson led the way for a touchdown and 155 yards on four carries. Pierce was right behind Richardson with a touchdown and 55 yards on five attempts.
Redshirt senior Malik Davis and redshirt sophomore Nay’Quan Wright also combined for 14 carries and 58 yards to add momentum to the Florida run game
Florida head coach Dan Mullen stuck to a dual-quarterback system and both redshirt junior Emory Jones plus sophomore Anthony Richardson shined under center by scoring five total touchdowns.
Both quarterbacks showed comfort in the pocket but Jones threw two interceptions for a second week in a row while taking majority of the reps on Saturday afternoon. The redshirt junior threw for 151 yards and rushed for 82 more.
But Richardson stole the show on Saturday with another long rushing touchdown that went for 80 yards this time around. Overall, the sophomore ran for 115 yards and threw an additional 152 yards.
The Gator defense did show signs of life in the week two matchup to only give up 13 points to the Bulls mediocre offensive game plan.
Junior cornerback Kaiir Elam made a remarkable one-handed interception in the second half and ended the day with three total tackles. Meanwhile, junior linebacker Mohamoud Diabate had an elite day to record seven combined tackles and four solo take downs.
Redshirt senior linebacker Jerimiah Moon outshined his unit with five tackles and the only recorded sack for the Gators defense.
Florida returns to the Swamp next week to take on the biggest challenge of the regular season: hosting the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide. Kickoff from Ben Hill Griffin Stadium is set for 3:30 p.m. and will be broadcast to CBS next Saturday.