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Lower-division Georgia Southern runs wild, stuns woeful Florida 26-20 in Swamp

  • Georgia Southern wide receiver Tray Butler (26) runs past Florida defensive back Cody Riggs during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013.(AP Photo/John Raoux)

    Georgia Southern wide receiver Tray Butler (26) runs past Florida defensive back Cody Riggs during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013.(AP Photo/John Raoux)  (The Associated Press)

  • Georgia Southern's Jerick McKinnon (1) is upended by Florida linebacker Jarrad Davis, bottom, during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013.(AP Photo/John Raoux)

    Georgia Southern's Jerick McKinnon (1) is upended by Florida linebacker Jarrad Davis, bottom, during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013.(AP Photo/John Raoux)  (The Associated Press)

  • Georgia Southern quarterback Kevin Ellison, right, looks for an opening past Florida linebacker Jarrad Davis, left, and Dante Fowler Jr. (6) as he gets a block from  Irving Huggins (22) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013.(AP Photo/John Raoux)

    Georgia Southern quarterback Kevin Ellison, right, looks for an opening past Florida linebacker Jarrad Davis, left, and Dante Fowler Jr. (6) as he gets a block from Irving Huggins (22) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013.(AP Photo/John Raoux)  (The Associated Press)

Kevin Ellison ran for two touchdowns, Jerick McKinnon had a huge score late and Georgia Southern stunned Florida 26-20 Saturday in what will go down as the worst loss in school history.

No lower-division team had ever beaten the Gators, who won their previous seven games against Football Championship Subdivision teams by an average of 45 points.

So this was a shocker, even though Florida (4-7) has lost seven in a row and secured its first losing season since 1979.

Georgia Southern (7-4) ran for 429 yards and didn't complete a pass all afternoon.

McKinnon finished with 125 yards rushing, including a 14-yard touchdown with 2:57 remaining. Ellison added 118 yards on the ground, scoring on runs of 45 and 1. Fullback William Banks also gashed the Gators, getting 94 yards up the middle. His 53-yarder on a third-and-2 play set up the winning score.

Florida had a chance to win it, thanks partly to two missed extra points.