Dooley grades: Huge win for UF
Published: Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 8:42 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 8:42 p.m.
First half: Florida scored 10 points, but had only three possessions in the half. The third drive was killed by sacks of Jeff Driskel.
Second half: While the sack totals were a problem, the Gators made the plays when they needed to, especially in the clock-killing final drive.
For the game: You could see signs that this offense might be OK and certainly the play-calling was much better than in the opener.
First half: We know Kevin Sumlin knows what he's doing, but a redshirt freshman quarterback shouldn't look like Tim Tebow against this defense.
Second half: The Gators settled down, stayed in their gaps and slowed the Texas A&M offense down to a crawl.
For the game: The difference in the defenses from one half to the next was startling, but Florida was not able to get any turnovers.
Special teams B-
First half: Caleb Sturgis added to his school record with his seventh 50-yard plus field goal. Otherwise, special teams didn't do a whole lot.
Second half: This new kickoff rule is taking a weapon away from the Gators and Andre Debose's judgment could have been better on some punts.
For the game: The Gators were down to their third gunner at one point because of injuries, but still did a solid job of covering kicks.
This was a huge game for Will Muschamp and this program and while this is still a flawed team, it came out of College Station with a win.
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