Sun sports columnist Pat Dooley takes a quick look at the first half of Saturday night’s Florida-Kentucky game.
* I’m not sure I have seen a defense at Florida tackle as poorly as the Gators did and still only give up seven points in a half. Kentucky rushed for 161 yards because of too many whiffs both of quarterback Terry Wilson and running back Benny Snell Jr. But a fumble recovery and an interception kept the Wildcats from scoring after their opening drive.
* It didn’t look good for defensive back Marco Wilson after he went down with a knee injury on the second play of the game. Florida has a lot of young cornerbacks, but nobody replacing Wilson will be anywhere near as good as he is. It’s a major blow for a defense that was counting on two lockdown corners.
* The running game continues to be an issue, as Florida’s tailbacks managed only 27 yards on eight carries. You can’t run where there are no holes. It was a weird half in that the two teams only had 56 plays combined. Florida had 44 plays in the first half a week ago, but only 29 Saturday night.