GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Jeff Demps had a long scoring run, John Brantley added a fluky touchdown pass late and No. 4 Florida overcame an error-filled game to beat Miami (Ohio) 34-12 Saturday.
The Gators used four interceptions, several red-zone stops and two late touchdowns to avoid a meltdown. The bigger story was Florida's anemic offense -- the one quarterback John Brantley had hoped to "keep rolling" after waiting three years behind Tim Tebow.
There were fumbles, bad snaps, poor throws, several penalties and possibly more frustration in The Swamp than ever before.
Brantley completed 17 of 25 passes for 113 yards and two touchdowns. He had a 10-yarder to Omarius Hines that was the offense's longest play of the day until Demps' got loose for a 72-yard run in the fourth. Brantley also had a 25-yard TD pass to Chris Rainey with 1:21 remaining. That fourth-down pass bounced off a teammate.