Dooley grades: Not good day for UF
Published: Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 8:07 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 9:44 p.m.
First half: Tyler Murphy completed only four passes and the Gators managed only 94 yards. Of those yards, 60 came on their first possession of the game.
Second half: Florida’s offense put together two nice drives, but they ended with only three points being scored.
For the game: You hold LSU to 17 points, you should be able to win the game. But Florida’s offensive ineptitude reached a new low Saturday.
First half: Although Florida got the only turnover of the first half, the defense struggled to stop the Tigers. They allowed 200 yards and 14 first downs to LSU.
Second half: Florida’s defense played much better, but when the Gators absolutely needed a stop they allowed the final field goal drive to LSU.
For the game: The defense wasn’t as dominant as it has been, but it still played well enough to win despite the early problems.
Special teams B
First half: The Frankie Velez experiment worked in the first quarter with a field goal. Marcus Roberson returned to run back punts but went nowhere.
Second half: Solomon Patton had a nice kickoff return and Velez made another field goal. Fake punt was well-executed.
For the game: Special teams were strong again, and Florida may have found its field-goal kicker for the rest of the season.
The Gators had their chances and made it interesting in the fourth quarter, but again this is not a team that plays well from behind. It wasn’t a bad loss but a disappointing one.