Pittsburgh Steelers and former University of Florida running back Chris Rainey was arrested Thursday and charged with simple battery (dating violence) after an argument with a woman in Gainesville.
The University of Florida Gators will take on the Ohio State Buckeyes on Sunday in the Gator Bowl.
Jeff Demps ran for a career-high 158 yards and two touchdowns, shouldering the load because of Chris Rainey’s ankle injury, and Florida beat Vanderbilt 26-21 Saturday to end a four-game skid.
Georgia coach Mark Richt took several steps toward midfield with his son draped around his neck. His players and assistant coaches were in the background, celebrating in the same end zone that caused such a stir during the Bulldogs’ last win against Florida.
When the University of Florida Gators enter Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn Saturday, they will be battling a team going through what Florida went through recently.
The University of Florida Gators have been a model of consistency this season, with a defense that is second to none in the country.
Chris Rainey had 233 total yards, including an 83-yard touchdown catch, and No. 16 Florida beat rival Tennessee 33-23 Saturday, extending two decades of dominance in the Southeastern Conference series.
Last week, the Gators made a meal of the FAU Owls. This week, they had dessert at the expense of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. To date, the Gators look great, and their opponents look unprepared.
You have to be a pretty big Owls fan, and be willing to ignore a bunch of stats, to believe FAU will leave the Swamp victorious when they take on the Florida Gators Saturday at 7. But stranger things have happened in football, and hope springs eternal.