Dooley grades: Not good day for UF

Florida Gators quarterback Tyler Murphy (3) throws the ball away while being tackled by LSU Tigers defensive end Jermauria Rasco (59) during the second half at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 in Baton Rouge, La. LSU defeated Florida 17-6. (Matt Stamey/Staff photographer)

The Gainesville Sun
Published: Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 8:07 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 9:44 p.m.

Offense F

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.

Defense C

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.

Overall D

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.

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