SEC Country is looking back at the top 10 plays of Florida’s season.
Here is No. 6:
It was homecoming for the Gators against Missouri. They were coming off the controversial postponement with LSU and had not played at home in four weeks. Florida didn’t come out sharp offensively in the first half, making just two field goals, missing another and turning the ball over. Fortunately for the Gators, their defense forced three-and-outs on Missouri’s first six drives. On the seventh, UF cornerback Jalen “Teez” Tabor doubled his team’s 6-0 lead late in the second quarter.
On the first play of Mizzou’s seventh possession, Tigers quarterback Drew Lock dropped back to pass and targeted his running back out of the backfield. Tabor was in zone coverage and read the play as it developed. He broke on the ball before it left Lock’s hand, stepping right in front of his throw to make the heads-up interception. Tabor had no one near him at the 39-yard line and took it to the house with ease for a pick-6.
2️⃣ pick six’s in 2️⃣ years pic.twitter.com/J1kbWN42pQ
— Gators Football (@GatorsFB) October 16, 2016
The touchdown gave Florida a 13-0 lead and some much needed momentum before halftime. They kept it rolling in the second half for a 40-14 win over Mizzou. The interception was Tabor’s third in as many games and his fourth — and last — pick of the year. It was also Tabor’s second consecutive season with a pick-6 against the Tigers.