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Matt Jones Steps Up For Gators

Gators_Matt_Jones_2013GAINESVILLE UF coach Will Muschamp knew his staff wasn't wrong about tailback Matt Jones.

The key was to convince Jones to run like they knew he could.

I pulled Matt in Monday and said, You need to cut it loose and play, Muschamp said after Floridas 24-7 win Saturday night at Kentucky. Youre very tentative when you run it. You look like last year at the beginning of the year.

Jones, a sophomore, responded with a monster game in Lexington.

The Tampa native finished with a career-high 176 yards on 28 carries. Jones also chipped in three catches for 20 yards as he effectively served as a safety valve for quarterback Tyler Murphy in his first college start.

Source: Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel


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