Matt Jones Steps Up For Gators
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