While the reaction of almost 90,000 screaming fans in The Swamp is crazy enough, hearing famous Florida radio announcer Mick Hubert’s voice on days like this epitomizes college football, especially when he hits that extra octave.
On Saturday, the Gators managed to stun Tennessee late in the Vols’ second straight visit to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. This instance saw redshirt freshman QB Feleipe Franks launch a 63-yard Hail Mary to a streaking Tyrie Cleveland, who came down with the ball in the end zone on the game’s final play.
The amazing play, which started with only nine seconds left in regulation, gave Florida a 26-20 victory over its SEC East rival.
Here’s Hubert with the call, broadcasted after the game by CBS:
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That score followed a drive from Tennessee that tied the game 20-20 with 50 seconds left. The Gators ran three plays and didn’t call a timeout after the third and curiously let the time tick all the way down to nine seconds. However, that’s not exactly the focus anymore.
The last time Tennessee visited The Swamp in 2015, Florida pulled out a dramatic 28-27 win, erasing a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter when Will Grier hit Antonio Callaway for 63 yards (same distance as the TD on Saturday). Then, Vols kicker Aaron Medley barely missed what would have been a game-winning 55-yard field goal as time expired.