Dooley grades: F


Florida Gators defensive back Loucheiz Purifoy (15) picks up the loose ball on a bobbled kick against Missouri during the first half at Faurot Field in Columbia, Mo., Saturday, October 19, 2013. (Doug Finger/Staff photographer)

The Gainesville Sun
Published: Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 5:44 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 5:44 p.m.

Offense F

First half: Putrid. Awful. Terrible. Does that cover it? Just when you thought the offense had reached a new low in Baton Rouge, it managed 61 yards and four first downs in Columbia.

Second half: The offense showed some signs of life with a 70-play drive that was mostly Kelvin Taylor, but fizzled the rest of the way.

For the game: Florida managed only 151 yards, an average of 2.5 yards per play.

Defense F

First half: The Gators allowed 200 yards and the defense was already missing three starters when safety Cody Riggs was ejected 15 seconds into the game.

Second half: The Gators were particularly bad in the third quarter when they finally scored a touchdown, but couldn't hold momentum for long.

For the game: The absence of Dominique Easley showed up in the last two games as LSU and Missouri rushed for 380 yards against this once-dominant defense.

Special teams B

First half: Kickoff returns continued to go nowhere, but Marcus Roberson had a nice punt return. Johnny Townsend punted well in his first start.

Second half: Solomon Patton gave Florida exactly what it needed to start the second half.

For the game: Special teams did their job as Townsend averaged 45.6 a punt, and Missouri only 17.5 a kickoff return.

Overall F

I know two Fs and a B don't average out to an F, but they do today. This was one of the worst performances in Will Muschamp's three years. Injuries certainly play a part, but the Gators were dominated on both lines of scrimmage.

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