McPherson boots field goal, 4 touchbacks for Gators

Evan McPherson (19) boots a field goal during Saturday's 24-20 win over Miami at Camping World Stadium in Orlando. McPherson was a preseason coaches' All-SEC second-team selection for the Gators. He also made three PATs and had four of his five kickoffs go for touchbacks Saturday.

Former Fort Payne Wildcat and current University of Florida sophomore Evan McPherson got to kick  in front of a massive crowd and television audience Saturday in the Gators' season-opening 24-20 win over the Miami Hurricanes. 

The game was televised on ESPN and drew a 4.1 rating, marking the best rating for the network in nearly three years.

The preseason coaches' All-SEC second-team honeree made his lone field-goal attempt of the night from 27 yards out.

McPherson also went 3-for-3 on extra-point attempts. He had five kickoffs in the game that covered 322 yards and had four of his five kickoffs go for touchbacks.

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