Florida failed to score an offensive touchdown in its first half against Missouri on Saturday in The Swamp.
Good thing that Teez Tabor and Quincy Wilson took it upon themselves to change the numbers on the scoreboard, huh?
First, one play after a Luke Del Rio interception, Tabor stepped in front of a route and purloined a pass that he all but jogged in for a 39-yard pick-six.
Then, on the next drive — Missouri’s best of the first half by far — Wilson stepped in front of a throw to the boundary from Drew Lock, and sprinted up the sideline, stopping only to stiff-arm himself free, for a 78-yard runback that netted Florida its second defensive touchdown of the game and year.
Mick Hubert’s calls of both picks are pretty good.
What’s more, Tabor and Wilson each outdid Missouri’s offense by themselves on their pick-sixes. Missouri had 32 yards of total offense when Tabor got his touchdown, and just 65 when Wilson went 78 yards to paydirt.
Florida hasn’t had two pick-sixes in one game since Jelani Jenkins and De’Ante “Pop” Saunders each had one in a wild win over Furman in 2011.
And some of the legendary Gators defensive backs of seasons past were happy to tout two more fantastic plays made by a secondary that loves to boast that it’s “DB U.”
Still think we aren't DBU?— ahmad black (@ahmadblack35) October 15, 2016
Gator defense, at it again! Of course a pick 6 @_31Flavorz style❗️— Matthew Elam (@ElamVsElo) October 15, 2016
Then @dc_wilson954 snapped with his own, they out there competing fr❗️— Matthew Elam (@ElamVsElo) October 15, 2016