Florida Gators wide receiver Freddie Swain scored twice, including on an 85-yard punt return, and the Florida Gators beat Colorado State 48-10 Saturday in a game dubbed the "Buyout Bowl." Quarterback Feleipe Franks also threw two touchdown passes, giving him nine in three games and matching his total from last season for the Gators.
Franks connected on an 18-yard strike to Swain in the second quarter and an even better deep ball to Van Jefferson in the fourth quarter as the Gators struck when they needed to for the victory. Jordan Scarlett had a 30-yard touchdown run in the second, his first trip to the end zone in nearly two years. Special teams was a big highlight for the Gators on Saturday as Tyrie Cleveland recovered a blocked punt for a score, and Swain delivered the fourth-longest punt return for a touchdown in school history.
Franks completed 8 of 15 passes for 119 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception. He was 8-of-9 passing after missing his first six throws. Scarlett ran six times for 56 yards. Freshman Dameon Pierce went untouched for a 68-yard score late in the game and finished with 87 yards on the ground.
As for the Rams, they lost three of their four fumbles and also missed two field goals. They managed 310 yards on 83 plays and picked up 22 first downs.
The Gators will play their first road game of the season at Tennessee next Saturday. It's the first of seven straight SEC games for the Gators.