First half: If not for the dropped passes (three), it would have been a decent first half for Feleipe Franks. The running game (80 yards) was average at best.
Second half: Florida really got the running game going with 168 second-half yards, as the Gators got a lift from Adarius Lemons. Franks was solid but only attempted nine passes after intermission.
For the game: The offense was functional if not spectacular, finishing with 409 yards. It helps when you get some short fields to work with. Give credit to some hard running by the backs.
First half: After some poor starts to the last three games, the defense not only came up with two turnovers that produced 10 points but limited UAB to 32 yards.
Second half: Other than the 74-yard bomb for UAB’s only points, a depleted defense did a great job not only limiting the offense but producing turnovers.
For the game: Florida allowed only 180 total yards, came up with four turnovers and had eight tackles for loss in the game. The Gators also allowed only eight first downs.
Special teams A-
First half: Eddy Pineiro made a pair of 50-yarders, his first two of the season. Florida actually had some productive returns as well but kickoff coverage was not so good.
Second half: Pineiro almost had a chance to tie Bobby Raymond’s record for field goals in a game (six) and Johnny Townsend had three punts inside the 20. In your face, Ray Guy Award voters.
For the game: For once, Florida won the special teams and it showed up in the final score. Randy Shannon pointed out after the game how young their coverage teams are, but they will have to be better next week.
Look, it was UAB, but UAB is going to a bowl game and likely will win its eighth game next week. Any win at this point is a good win for a team that has been through hurricanes, the Knucklehead Nine, the firing of its coach and so many injuries it is fielding an NFL roster in terms of available players.