Andreu’s Answers: Gators close season with right stuff

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MIAMI GARDENS — Before every Florida game, veteran college football beat writer Robbie Andreu comes up with five pertinent questions and then answers them after the game. Here’s Week 13, a 36-28 win over Virginia in the Orange Bowl: 1....

Andreu’s Analysis: Gators will be tested

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 The Gators own the Orange Bowl, right? They’re undefeated here, 3-0 (4-0 if you count the BCS national title game in 2008), while Virginia has never played in this game. So, huge advantage, Florida.  And, well, the Gators are a...

Andreu’s Answers: Gators complete Swamp success vs. Seminoles

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The Gators got after the quarterback and produced eight sacks, six in the second half.

Andreu’s Analysis: Best in the state

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With The Swamp crowd behind them, the Gators are going to take care of business.

Andreu’s Answers: Gators finish SEC schedule strong

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 COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Before every Florida game, veteran college football beat writer Robbie Andreu comes up with five pertinent questions and then answers them after the game. Here’s Week 11: Will quarterback Kyle Trask and the UF passing game...

Andreu’s Analysis: No quit this time for Gators

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Let’s tell it like it is, the last time the Gators traveled to Columbia, Mo., they quit, gave up. Really, though, who could blame them? Their coach, Jim McElwain, had been terminated a few days earlier, their season was...

Andreu’s Answers: UF defense does a job on Vanderbilt

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Before every Florida game, veteran college football beat writer Robbie Andreu comes up with five pertinent questions and then answers them after the game. Here’s Week 10: 1. With an early start and coming off an emotional loss to Georgia,...

Andreu’s Analysis: Gators are p.o.’d

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 Here’s my first prediction: after the loss to Georgia and with the noon start, it’s going to be a late-arriving crowd in The Swamp, and there are going to be thousands of no-shows in the student section. Duh, right?...

Andreu’s Answers: Gators don’t complete plan to win

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Before every Florida game, veteran college football beat writer Robbie Andreu comes up with five pertinent questions and then answers them after the game. Here’s Week 9: 1. Can the Gators hold elite running back D’Andre Swift to less than...

Andreu’s Analysis: Gators will find a way

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I could date myself very badly here, but what the heck, I’m going to go ahead and do it anyway. I got out the Florida media guide the other day and added it up. This is going to be...

Andreu’s Answers: Gators follow sluggish start with strong finish

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The win goes to the Florida receivers, and it starts with Jacob Copeland, who came up big in the first half.

Andreu’s Analysis: It’s never easy for Gators

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 For Florida fans, it must have been fun and refreshing watching the offense move up and down the field in Baton Rouge last Saturday night. Against a large, loud and hostile crowd, quarterback Kyle Trask and the Gators were...

Andreu’s Answers: Back to drawing board for UF defense

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The Gators got off to a slow start on offense and defense.

Andreu’s Analysis: Tiger takedown is possible

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LSU players have done some talking this week, saying how much they dislike the Gators and can’t wait to get them in their house Saturday night. They’re definitely a confident bunch. Maybe, though, they should be on upset alert.  Yes,...

Andreu’s Answers: Gators put it together for win over Tigers

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The Gators clearly won the battle on the line of scrimmage, holding the Tigers to just 124 yards on 34 carries.

Andreu’s Analysis: Defining moment is here for Gators

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The Gators -- and the rest of college football -- will find out Saturday the true identity of this Florida team. No. 7 Auburn will reveal it.  Are the Gators a better team than they’ve shown through the first five...

Andreu’s Answers: Gators still searching for missing running game

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But other than that, the Gators never came close to turning the ball over. At the same time, the defense was forcing three turnovers.

Andreu’s Analysis: Tigers all over the place

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 What better way to prepare for the next two SEC games than to be playing the Towson Tigers. Because the Gators are going to be fending off Tigers in the two weeks that follow -- the Auburn Tigers and...

Andreu’s Answers: Strong start, coachable moments for UF’s Trask

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Trask certainly didn’t look like or play like a quarterback who hasn’t started a game in seven years.

Andreu’s Analysis: Gators on upset alert

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This game won’t be decided until some point in the fourth quarter.