Florida Gators QB Anthony Richardson amazes in upset win

Written by Tony Ghaul

Florida QB Anthony Richardson ran for three scores in his second career start, including a 2-yard scamper with 1:25 remaining, and Florida upset #7 Utah 29-26 on Saturday night.

Richardson was the best player on the field most of the night. He really showed up down the stretch, although fifth-year linebacker Amari Burney was the one who sealed the victory for the rebuilding Gators. Burney intercepted Cam Rising’s second-down pass into the end zone with 17 seconds remaining.

Richardson ran 11 times for 106 yards and was never stopped for a loss. He completed 17 of 24 passes for 168 yards and played turnover-free football.”He’s going to get his (NFL payday),” Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said. “He’s 6-4, 230 and runs like a 4.3. He’s a terrific player.”

Richardson’s best play was an electrifying 2-point conversion early in the fourth quarter that put the Gators up 22-19. He juked former Florida teammate Mohamoud Diabate with a pump fake and then sprinted right by fellow Utah linebacker Lander Barton before throwing a strike to Ja’Quavion Fraziars in the back of the end zone.

Anthony Richardson’s freakish athletic ability is going to be a handful for everyone he plays. Florida has a special talent in Richardson, the 6-4, 238-lb QB who runs 4.4 and can throw a football 75 yards. He is going to be fun to watch.

Florida Gators QB Anthony Richardson amazes in upset win

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