Nov 23, 2013; Gainesville, FL, USA;Georgia Southern Eagles safety Darius Safford (6) attempts to intercept the ball as Florida Gators wide receiver Solomon Patton (83) breaks it up during the first quarter at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Florida vs. Georgia Southern final score: Eagles win 26-20

The nightmare season for the injury-decimated Florida Gators continued on Saturday. Facing the Georgia Southern Eagles from the FCS, the Gators, unable to score on the final play of the game, lost 26-20. It’s the sixth loss in the row for the Florida Gators, who are now a disappointing 4-7 on the year. It was the last game of the season for Georgia Southern. The Eagles finished 2013 with a 7-4 record.

The Eagles didn’t gain a single yard through the air on Saturday, and they didn’t need to. Led by senior Jerick McKinnon, who finished the game with 125 yards and a touchdown on a mere nine carries, Georgia Southern racked up a whopping 429 yards on the ground. Freshman Kevin Ellison also had a big day for the Eagles, rushing for 118 yards and two scores. William Banks, a senior, fell six yards short of being the third Georgia Southern player to top 100 yards rushing on the day, chipping in a touchdown himself.

The Gators will have a chance to end their disastrous season on a high note when they take on the Florida State Seminoles next weekend. An upset in the rivalry game would go a long way towards helping alleviate the frustration the Gators have felt in 2013.

[Source: ESPN]

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