No. 8 Florida barely beats huge underdog FAU 20-14 in OT
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Treon Harris' 13-yard touchdown pass to Jake McGee in overtime allowed No. 8 Florida to avoid a huge upset and turn back Florida Atlantic 20-14 on Saturday.
The Gators (10-1, No. 8 CFP) were favored by more than 30 points, but were sluggish the whole game. In OT, Florida scored on its third play but the extra point attempt was blocked.
Florida Atlantic (2-9) had a first-and-goal at the 9-yard line. A sack and three incompletions in the end zone ended the Owls' upset bid.
The shaky win enabled Jim McElwain to become the first Florida coach to win 10 games in his first season with the school.
The two teams played to a scoreless tie in the first half. Florida scored twice in the third quarter to take a 14-0 lead. The Owls answered with a late score in the period and then tied the game when Ocie Rose recovered a fumble in the end zone with just over eight minutes left in regulation.