Social media reacts to Emory Jones' big day passing — and rushing — for Florida against Tennessee
In the middle of calls for Anthony Richardson to start at quarterback for Florida, Emory Jones had a message of his own to send, having a night to remember for Florida during the Gators’ 38-14 win over Tennessee on Saturday at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
The redshirt junior has been facing a tall task this year as he looks to fill the shoes of program great Kyle Trask, and at the Swamp on Saturday, his dual-threat capabilities were in full effect. He threw for 209 yards and 2 touchdowns on 21-of-27 passing while tossing 0 interceptions, his first game without a pick this season. On the ground, he totaled 145 yards on 15 carries.
His rushing and passing totals set career highs. In fact, it’s the first time since Tim Tebow in 2009 that a Florida quarterback has passed for 200-plus yards and ran for 100 or more yards in a game.
The Gators travel to Kentucky on Oct. 2, so all eyes will be on Jones to see what he can do next. Here’s some reaction to his big night:
— deljuanj (@deljuanj) September 26, 2021
Emory Jones has played some good football tonight
— Garrett Ballard (@NflBallard) September 26, 2021
I told y’all that Emory was our QB1. He’s played outstanding football these past two weeks. A loud fan account wants AR15 but Emory Jones is our guy this season. #GoGators
— Citizen of Earth 🌎🚀 (@NewLogic_0) September 26, 2021
Emory Jones is tough!!!!!
— Classic.Court. (@Savage_COURT3) September 26, 2021
Emory Jones is generational
— A's Enjoyer (@MontasEnjoyer) September 26, 2021
Emory Jones having a heck of a night. #Gators
— Mike 🇵🇷 🇺🇸 🚀 (@mike_h1990) September 26, 2021
Emory Jones is dominating
— Keith Wynne (@Keith_Wynne) September 26, 2021
Emory Jones is having a great game
— Cameron Magruder (@ScooterMagruder) September 26, 2021
— Dorinda J. Nobles (@blondigator175) September 26, 2021
emory jones is ready for the big stage
— Currier (@stevexurr) September 26, 2021