Dooley grades: Still no 'O' for UF

Florida defenders stop Gamecock running back Washuan Ealey for a loss during the second half of the Gators' 23-0 win against Jacksonville State November 17, 2012 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville Fla. (Rob C. Witzel/Staff photographer)

The Gainesville Sun
Published: Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 6:03 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 6:03 p.m.

Offense C-

First half: The Gators struggled to score points, but they did average 7.6 yards a play while gaining 250 yards.

Second half: The Gators pretty much shut it down after Jon Bostic’s interception for a touchdown gave them a 17-0 lead.

For the game: Against an FCS team that was known for its bad defense, Florida scored one offensive touchdown.

Defense A-

First half: The defense pitched a shutout, but that had a lot to do with the Jacksonville State field goal kicker missing a couple of short ones.

Second half: Florida dominated in the second half and turned the fourth quarter into a punt-fest.

For the game: The Gator defense outscored the Gamecocks 7-0. You can’t ask for much more than that.

Special teams B

First half: A blocked field goal was the negative, but the coverage teams did an excellent job on both kickoffs.

Second half: Caleb Sturgis redeemed himself with a couple of 40-plus-yard field goals and coverage continued to be good.

For the game: Sturgis, in his last game at Florida Field, scored 11 points all by himself.

Overall C

The Gators made it 10 wins for the season the same way they’ve been doing it all year. You can’t still be surprised at the lack of offense.

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