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Gators rally to beat Samford 70-52 in shootout

Florida QB Emory Jones accounts for 550 yards, 7 TDs
Florida Gators QB Emory Jones vs. Samford Bulldogs in 2021
Posted at 10:35 PM, Nov 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-13 22:35:58-05

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Emory Jones accounted for 550 yards and seven touchdowns, delivering a career performance in Florida's come-from-behind, 70-52 victory against lower-division Samford.

Although the Gators ended a three-game skid, the offensive shootout in the Swamp felt more like a loss than any outcome in embattled coach Dan Mullen's four years in Gainesville.

Florida gave up its most points (42) in a half against any opponent, and it came against a middle-of-the pack team from the Southern Conference and less than a week after Mullen fired two of his top assistants.