Amazing end to regular season for UF

Florida State quarterback EJ Manuel lies injured on the field during the second half of the Gators' 37-26 win against Florida State University November 24, 2012 at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla. (Rob C. Witzel/Staff photographer)

The Gainesville Sun
Published: Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 8:44 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 8:44 p.m.

Offense A

First half: The Gators did a great job moving the ball, but 13 points was close to the fewest amount of points they could get out of it.

Second half: Things weren’t going very well in the third quarter, but the Gators turned it on in the fourth with the running game.

For the game: The Gators reverted to the form of earlier in the season when the offensive line pushed defenses around.

Defense A-

First half: Two interceptions and a great defensive performance until that late EJ Manuel scramble gave the Seminoles some life.

Second half: The Antonio Morrison hit on Manuel changed the whole game, and the defense shook off some third-quarter issues.

For the game: Any time you get five turnovers, it’s a great day for the defense. Sharrif Floyd’s fourth-quarter sack was also huge.

Special teams B+

First half: Caleb Sturgis was perfect, and kickoff coverage team made a big play forcing and recovering a fumbled return.

Second half: A big Florida State punt return seemed to turn the game around, but the Gators responded with one of their own.

For the game: Special teams struggled at times with coverage, but still won the battle.

Overall A

For this team to come to Tallahassee and face the adversity it faced and win going away was the perfect cap on this amazing regular season.

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