Dooley grades: Predictable result

Florida State Seminoles wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (1) scores his second touchdown during the first half of the annual Sunshine Showdown with the Florida Gators against the Florida State Seminoles Saturday, November 30, 2013 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville Fla. (Rob C. Witzel/Staff photographer)

The Gainesville Sun
Published: Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 5:02 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 5:02 p.m.

Offense F

First half: Other than the 50-yard run by Trey Burton early, the offense again struggled to keep the ball away from the opponent.

Second half: The Gators had one nice drive for a touchdown, but other than that there wasn’t a whole lot good to say.

For the game: Florida had eight first downs and was held to less than 200 yards, which pretty much sums things up.

Defense C-

First half: The Gators came out ready to play and the defense was the story of the first quarter. But eventually, FSU figured things out and scored twice late in the half.

Second half: The Gators never figured out how to cover Kelvin Benjamin and eventually struggled against the running game.

For the game: Florida came out and played hard, but the defense eventually ran out of gas and faltered.

Special teams D

First half: Johnny Townsend had a beautiful punt that went out of bounds on the FSU 4-yard line, but field goal problems persist.

Second half: Solomon Patton again was the lone highlight for special teams that have struggled this year.

For the game: Florida has missed 10 field goals this season. Its opponents have missed one. That may be the stat that defines this season.

Overall D-

The effort was there early, but this is just a bad football team that went against a great football team and the result was predictable.

Reader comments posted to this article may be published in our print edition. All rights reserved. This copyrighted material may not be re-published without permission. Links are encouraged.

▲ Return to Top