Dooley grades: A effort for UF

Florida head coach Will Mushamp celebrates after the team's 14-6 win over LSU at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville on Saturday.

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Published: Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 7:28 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 7:28 p.m.

Offense B+

First half: Florida made its performance last year against FSU look dynamic. The Gators' only real drive ended in a fumble.

Second half: It wasn't flashy, but the Gators did just what Will Muschamp wanted them to do in the second half — pound it and pound it some more.

For the game: Florida was going up against one of the nation's best defenses so it wasn't surprising they struggled at times.

Defense A+

First half: The Gators stuffed the run and came up with what appeared to be a big turnover. The stop at the end of the half gave them a chance.

Second half: The best defense on the field in the second half belonged to the team wearing orange and blue.

For the game: LSU isn't anything great on offense as we've seen, but that was still an elite performance by the Gators.

Special teams B+

First half: Kyle Christy continues to be a weapon, but the absence of any kind of return game continues to be a big mystery.

Second half: Christy was big again as was kickoff coverage on the one that was returned.

For the game: Christy could make an argument for the MVP of the game.

Overall A

Signature win in a statement game for these Gators. There is still work to do, but that was an important win for Will Muschamp and the program.

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