Gators down Knights to remain unbeaten

Published: Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 05:54 AM.

The Knights (2-3), rushed for just 76 yards, all by Levi Derry. The senior had seven carries, including the Knights’ lone offensive touchdown on a 37-yard burst that cut the lead to 21-13 early in the fourth quarter. But Stroheker followed with an 11-yard touchdown and, after a Jacob Nixon interception of Tyler Paskell, Austin Martin added a 1-yard score to put the game out of reach.

“We got the run game going, hit a couple of passes and did what we wanted to do in the second half,” Brunson said.

As strong as the Gators’ rushing attack was, their defense was even better. With Rocky Bayou, which entered the tilt averaging almost 33 points per game, committed to the passing game in their spread offense, the Gators sacked Paskell five times and held the senior without a touchdown for the first time all year. Paskell ended the night 15-of-22 for 118 yards.

Baker quarterback Jon Beck, meanwhile, was 5-of-13 for 103 yards and an interception.

“We actually defended the spread pretty well,” Brunson said. “We gave up an interception for a touchdown but overall our defense played well.”

The Knights, who are just one win shy of matching the program's single-season win record of three set in 2008, fell to 0-4 lifetime against the Gators.

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