SEC Country is looking back at the top 10 plays of Florida’s season.
Here is No. 10:
Georgia held a 3-0 lead over Florida late in the first quarter and UF quarterback Luke Del Rio had thrown an ill-advised interception that led to the field goal. But the Gators started their third drive on the UGA 39-yard line. They were without starting tight end DeAndre Goolsby, who had injured his finger in the previous game against Missouri and could not catch the ball. Fortunately for Florida, TE C’yontai Lewis stepped up when his number was called.
On the first play of the possession, Lewis lined up in the backfield for what appeared to be a run play. But Del Rio faked the handoff to running back Jordan Scarlett and Lewis ran a wheel route. Del Rio threw to him along the left sideline, but Lewis had to adjust to the pass with UGA safety Dominick Sanders in tight coverage. Lewis turned around and leaped for the ball while falling backward, but the catch was initially ruled out of bounds. However, review showed that Lewis managed to get his left foot down at the last second for an impressive 17-yard snag.
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Three plays later, on third-and-7, Lewis hauled in a pass on a crossing route, broke a tackle and turned it upfield for a 19-yard score. It was his first touchdown reception of the season and gave the Gators a lead they would keep for the rest of the game in the 24-10 win. Lewis’ leaping sideline grab earned him a spot on ESPN’s “You Got Mossed” segment with former star receiver Randy Moss.
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