Per ESPN: The Florida Gators got big plays from star cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III, quarterback Treon Harris and two of their lesser known teammates.
Harris threw an 86-yard scoring pass to mostly unheralded receiver Ahmad Fulwood, and Hargreaves intercepted a pass in the end zone late to preserve Florida's 28-20 victory over East Carolina on Saturday in the Birmingham Bowl.
The big plays helped the Gators (7-5) finish a disappointing season with a winning record while new coach Jim McElwain was among the spectators. Brian Poole also scored on a 29-yard interception return and Florida's defense repeatedly turned East Carolina's high-powered offense away from the end zone. Complete Recap Box Score Top Performers:
Passing: S. Carden (ECU) - 427 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT
Rushing: A. Lane (FLA) - 16 CAR, 109 YDS, 1 TD
Receiving: J. Hardy (ECU) - 11 REC, 160 YDS, 1 TD