NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Chris Rainey blocked two punts and
caught a 40-yard touchdown pass from John Brantley as Florida
routed Vanderbilt 55-14 Saturday, setting up a showdown with South
Carolina for the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division title
The Gators (6-3, 4-3) will host the Gamecocks with the winner
advancing to the SEC championship in Atlanta. Florida is trying to
get back for a third straight year.
Vanderbilt (2-7, 1-5) lost its fourth straight, ensuring a
second straight losing season under first-year coach Robbie
Caldwell. The Commodores trailed 41-0 when Ryan van Rensberg
blocked a punt Javon Marshall recovered and ran in for a touchdown.
The Gators started a little slow with a rare morning kickoff
with a temperature of a chilly 44 degrees. But Florida still rolled
up a season-high in points while winning its 20th straight game in