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Florida Returns Blocked Punt For TD To Survive La.-Lafayette

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(Source: AP)

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GAINESVILLE (CBSSports/AP) – Jelani Jenkins returned a blocked punt 36 yards for a touchdown with two seconds remaining and No. 7 Florida rallied in the closing minutes to beat Louisiana-Lafayette 27-20 on Saturday.

The Gators (9-1) scored twice in the final two minutes to avoid the biggest upset in school history.

Florida did little on offense most of the day and looked to be in serious trouble when quarterback Jeff Driskel left the game with an ankle injury.

Slideshow: Gators Take Down The Ragin’ Cajuns

The Rajin’ Cajuns (5-4) led 20-13 after Alonzo Harris’ 2-yard run and a blocked punt for a touchdown. But Jacoby Brissett rallied the Gators. Brissett found Jordan Reed down the middle for a 39-yard gain and then hit Quinton Dunbar for 3-yard score with 1:42 remaining.

ULL was content to play for overtime.

But Loucheiz Purifoy came off the edge and got his right hand on the punt. Jenkins picked up the deflection and went untouched the other way.

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