Coaches and teammates probably had the same reaction to the unfolding play as fans watching from the edges of their couches.
"I was kind of like, 'Oh, gosh, what are you doing? What are you doing? What are you doing?'" That was Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles describing his inner dialogue watching true freshman running back Stanley "Boom" Williams take the short pitch for what felt like the longest 25-yard play in school history.
"And then I was like, 'Oh, my gosh, he's going to score!'"
Williams did score — despite running all over the field to get there — and put Kentucky up on the first play of the first overtime of its eventual loss to the Gators.
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He has what offensive coordinator Neal Brown called "top-end speed" and showed it on that play.
"All guys that have the ability to make big-time plays, they're not necessarily worried about the consequences," Brown said.
And what Brown learned on Saturday — and actually in the Cats' first three games this season — is that he has more than a few of those guys.
In the past two games, every point scored has involved a freshman.
So far this season, 83.3 percent of UK's offensive touchdowns have been at the hands of players who are freshmen or sophomores.
The Cats have been counting on the young players to make big plays, with 82.9 percent of the plays this season coming from that same offensive demographic.
"That's why we recruited them," Brown said Saturday of his young playmakers. "They're not scared of this moment. It got loud in there tonight. It got loud. This was a big-time environment. They never blinked and I'm not surprised one bit. I'm zero surprised."
The only veteran to score points this season is junior running back Braylon Heard, who had two huge touchdown runs in the season opener.
More than 70 percent of the total offensive yardage this season has come from players who are freshmen or sophomores.
"A lot of our playmakers are young guys," said Towles, a sophomore himself. "They've gotten some opportunities to succeed and they've done so."
There was wideout Garrett Johnson's 154 yards and two huge touchdowns at The Swamp. For his exploits, the Florida native was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week on Monday.
Coaches knew that the young wide receivers and running backs showed a lot of promise in fall camp. They felt better when they saw them make big plays in the first two games at Commonwealth Stadium.
But seeing them do it in front of more than 88,000 aggressive fans at The Swamp was different.
"To go see us take it up a notch at Florida, that's what you need," Coach Mark Stoops said. "Those are the type of playmakers and that's the type of competitors you need in your program. So, I've been very encouraged."
It doesn't mean there weren't some freshman moments.
Brown said fans and media who were impressed by the young players' demeanor at Florida weren't on the sidelines for the first few series.
"They were a little wide-eyed early," the offensive coordinator said. "But I thought once we started rolling, once the first guy made a play, then they all started coming on."
Once they settled in, plays like the run by Williams were made at big moments.
"The limelight is the thing that you worry about," wide receivers coach Tommy Mainord said. "Those guys did a really good job of handling that environment and settling down in a hurry."
Maybe that was a surprise to people who don't see these young players make plays every day in practice, but it wasn't a shock to their quarterback.
Towles was excited that they didn't shrink away from the spotlight.
Even when Florida responded, Kentucky's young players didn't hesitate.
Maybe they didn't know they were supposed to go into The Swamp and play like that?
"The whole thing about us 'not supposed to' is gone," Towles said on Saturday night after showing up as one of the playmakers himself with 369 passing yards and three touchdowns.
"That's old Kentucky. That's four or five years ago. That's not now. We expect to win every football game that we play."