At the 10:55 mark of the third quarter, the Wildcats faced first-and-goal from the Florida 2-yard line.
Despite Florida playing with 13 men on defense, the Gators were unable to stop Kentucky running back Ray Davis from extending the Wildcats’ lead to 30-7.
Davis is the first SEC player to record at least 250 yards and four touchdowns from scrimmage in a game since 2019, according to ESPN Stats & Info. (That instance also was a Kentucky player, Lynn Bowden Jr., who accomplished the feat against Louisville).
Florida’s inability to stop Davis with two extra defensive players elicited myriad witty responses on social media.
Florida had 13 players on defense and still couldn’t stop Ray Davis💀 pic.twitter.com/CJtH657eGT— PFF College (@PFF_College) September 30, 2023
This is really getting ugly for Gators. Making Ray Davis look like a slam dunk as for the Heisman, while lack of execution is compounded by repeating same stupid mistakes — including 13 men in the field. That’s gotta stop!— Buddy Martin (@buddyshow) September 30, 2023
Florida trying to use 13 guys to stop Ray Davis and still can’t 😹😼🙀#BBN— Jo Jo Stephens (@mrjojostephens) September 30, 2023
13 Florida defenders not enough to prevent a 4th Ray Davis touchdown for Kentucky pic.twitter.com/SSfNr1C4IC— SEC Mike (@MichaelWBratton) September 30, 2023
Florida just had 13 players I believe on Defense and Kentucky RB Ray Davis still ran for the TD pic.twitter.com/QdaW75T9LB— NCAAF Nation (@NCAAFNation247) September 30, 2023
Ray Davis scores his fourth touchdown of the day, three on the ground. Did it with 13 defensive players on the field. 249 rushing yards on 17 carries.— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) September 30, 2023
An all-time college football performance.
Convinced Ray Davis would score on Florida even if it was 1 on 11— Saturday Down South (@SatDownSouth) September 30, 2023
Davis has amassed 273 rushing yards and three touchdowns as the Wildcats lead the Gators, 30-14, early in the fourth quarter at Kroger Field in Lexington.