Then all of a sudden both teams hit the excitement switch and combined for 37 points in the fourth quarter.
"Oh my gosh, it's indescribable", Franks said.
The Gators also turned the ball over three times, including one on a tipped ball interception that led to the tying field goal.
Coach Jim McElwain, while admitting that there are still major flaws on the team, said he won't under-estimate their will.
"It's insane", said Cleveland.
"I think we were in the right defense to prepare for the nine seconds on the clock". Powell slapped him so hard upside the helmet that it knocked his mouthpiece out.
Cleveland was one of the last players on the field.
"Just give me a chance", Cleveland told McElwain and Franks during the timeout that preceded the play. "Sometimes things like that are really special". "... They hurt, but again you've got to build upon this opportunity".
Quarterback Beau Hoge, son of former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Merril, made his first career start for BYU (1-3) with Tanner Mangum out with an injury.
WHAT A PLAY: This is one obvious - the Hail Mary takes this category, too.
After seemingly sending the sport of football back a hundred years, Florida and Tennessee gave fans an ending to remember. The drive ended with an interception. But at some point, the two teams chose to flip a switch and give us an absolutely insane game which ended when Gators quarterback Feleipe Franks produced a bit of magic as time expired.
Tennessee cornerback Justin Martin couldn't hide the shock and disappointment. It bounced through the end zone for a touchback. After an Aaron Medley 27-yard field goal with under a minute to go, the game was tied 20-20.
Kelly Jr.is expected to get a second opinion on his left knee before any final decisions are made. After Kelly reached the end zone, he did a Gator Chomp and was called for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.
For most of the game against Tennessee, the UF offense was missing in action. Now they must lick their wounds and get geared up for the heart of their SEC schedule after next week's game vs Umass.
That's when Feleipe Franks had his first great moment as a Gator.
Tennessee played without electric kick returner Evan Berry. Tennessee linebacker Cortez McDowell injured his left wrist in the game, and defensive back Rashaan Gaulden dealt with cramps.
As if the Hail Mary touchdown that beat the No. 23 Tennessee Volunteers was not painful enough, there was some savagery from a couple Florida Gators sent out over Twitter after No. 24 Florida picked up its last-second victory on Saturday night. They'll look to get to 2-1 in next week's game which takes place at Commonwealth Stadium against Kentucky. The Gators have won 30 in a row in the series, the longest active streak in the Football Bowl Subdivision.