First half: Take away a 34-yard completion to Josh Hammond on the game’s second play and Florida managed only 57 yards of offense in the first half.
Second half: The Gators changed quarterbacks, but they couldn’t change the offensive line. It was a disaster of a performance from an offense that was supposed to be improved.
For the game: It was another pitiful performance in a long list of pitiful performances. The offense scored three points against a defense returning one starter.
First half: The good news was that the Gators generated a pair of touchdowns that gave them a halftime lead. The bad news was that Wilton Speight didn’t throw every ball right to a Gator.
Second half: The first drive of the second half was the story of the game, as Michigan drove right down the field 75 yards to take the lead.
For the game: And it didn’t get any better. The Wolverines had tremendous balance and answered every good UF defensive play with a big gainer. You can’t give the defense an F because it scored two touchdowns.
Special teams D
First half: Johnny Townsend was really good, but the coverage was lacking on the first couple of punts. Eddy Pineiro split his two field goal tries.
Second half: The fumble by Tyrie Cleveland was bad, but it’s a mystery why Florida even bothers. The Gators averaged 18.3 yards a kickoff return.
For the game: Jim McElwain said Florida had to win special teams. It did not. It wasn’t that Michigan was that much better, but it was better.
The elephants in the room weren’t in the room at the end of the game — the 10 suspended players. They might not have helped, but their absence definitely hurt. But there are no excuses.
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