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Powell makes impact in return

Powell makes impact in return

Ronald Powell put his helmet on and ran onto the playing surface of The Swamp a few times when the Gators practiced in the stadium during the fall. He always knew the first game would be different, and Saturday lived up to the hype for the redshirt junior. Taking the field with fans in the stands on Saturday was different for Powell, who showed it by celebrating with an early sack.

After Toledo hit a 14-yard pass on its first offensive play of the game, the Gators forced an incomplete pass and stuffed a run up the middle. It was 3rd and 10, the Rockets needing to hit a big play in the passing game to keep the drive alive. Ronald Powell knew what to do. It was just like 2011 -- before two ACL surgeries, before the tears about missing football. Powell remembered what to do...

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