Dooley grades: UF hit hard
Published: Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 2:09 p.m.
First half: Florida had nearly 200 yards before the two sacks at the end of the half despite having almost no running game.
Second half: With John Brantley out, there wasn’t a lot of Gator offense in the second half. Jeff Driskel struggled at quarterback and Florida could not get its running game going.
For the game: Florida had a good game plan as far as the passing game went, but the inability to run the ball was costly.
First half: Florida’s defensive line got pushed around and Alabama had only one play for negative yards.
Second half: The Gators played well in the third quarter and maybe they got tired in the fourth when Alabama put the game away.
For the game: Alabama ran for more than 200 yards and you can’t win in this league allowing teams to do that to you.
Special teams C-
First half: Penalty on opening kickoff, Caleb Sturgis’ first miss and 70-yard kickoff return allowed. Hardly winning football.
Second half: David Lerner did a good job with the rugby-style punting and Solomon Patton looked close to breaking it on several kickoff returns.
For the game: Special teams did not make a difference in a game where Florida could have used some big plays.
Alabama steamrolled Arkansas last week so this was hardly a stunner. It doesn’t get any easier at LSU on Saturday.
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