Dooley grades the Gators
Published: Tuesday, January 1, 2008 at 7:14 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 1, 2008 at 7:14 p.m.
First half: Florida did well early, scoring on its second and third possessions, but botched what should have been a scoring drive in the second quarter and did little else the rest of the half.
Second half: The Gators scored three touchdowns, but couldn't come up with anything on its last two possessions with the game on the line.
For the game: The Gators scored 35 points, but Tebow struggled and UF put too much on Percy Harvin's plate in the latter part of the game.
First half: Perhaps the most disconcerting thing was the Michigan touchdown at the end of the half to give the Wolverines the lead heading into intermission.
Second half: Florida did come up with a pair of big turnovers but couldn't stop Michigan, especially after UF took the lead.
For the game: The only thing that keeps this grade from being an F is that the Gators did manage to come up with four Michigan turnovers.
SPECIAL TEAMS: F
First half: Although Brandon James had a couple of nice punt returns, Joey Ijjas missed one field goal and had another one blocked.
Second half: The sky kick that seemed to catch the Gator return team by surprise at the start of the second half was inexcusable and cost Florida.
For the game: Special teams had an awful day that certainly had a big impact on the game, which is surprising for an Urban Meyer team.
Michigan was fired up but Florida's mistakes were the biggest reason why the Gators finished the season on a sour note.
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