Tailback Neal Anderson ran 13 yards for one touchdown and passed 46 yards to Frankie Neal for another as second-ranked Florida defeated Virginia Tech, 35-18, yesterday in Gainesville, Fla., to extend the longest unbeaten streak in college football to 17 games.
Kerwin Bell threw two second-half touchdown passes and fullback John L. Williams ran for 140 of his 153 yards after halftime before 70,119.
Florida -- whose unbeaten streak dates back to September 1984 and includes two ties -- built a 15-10 halftime lead, then put together an 80-yard touchdown drive that consumed the first 6:17 of the third quarter.
Bell threw second-half touchdown passes of one yard to Rodney Jones and 43 yards to Anthony Williams as the Gators (6-0-1) built a 32-10 lead. Bell, who has 15 touchdown passes this season, completed 14 of 27 passes for 180 of Florida's 506 yards total offense.
Virginia Tech (3-5) scored its 10 first-half points on Chris Kinzer's 43-yard field goal and Maurice Williams' two-yard run. Reserve quarterback Mark Cox of Annandale, Va., led a 68-yard touchdown drive in the fourth quarter, running three yards for the touchdown and completing a two-point conversion pass to Earnie Jones.