There wasn’t much offense generated in the first half of the Outback Bowl, but Florida came through with a record-setting play in the closing minutes before halftime.

Backed up at their 15-yard line, the Gators ran a simple screen pass to Mark Thompson, and the running back did the rest. Breaking five tackles along the way, Thompson sprinted down the left sideline for an 85-yard touchdown.

Austin Appleby’s 85-yard pass was the longest in Outback Bowl history and broke the record previously held by Georgia’s Aaron Murray, who threw an 80-yard touchdown pass to Tavarres King in 2012.

Thompson’s touchdown gave Florida a 10-3 lead, which is good news for the Gators. Under Jim McElwain, Florida is 14-1 when leading at halftime. The only loss came earlier this season against Tennessee.