First half: The running backs really ran hard and allowed Florida to rush for 141 yards. But it appeared the Gators were scared to death to throw. Franks’ interception in the end zone was just dummy.
Second half: The 79-yard run by Feleipe Franks was, perhaps, the most stunning and surreal development of the night.
For the game: Florida only ran 27 plays in the second half after dominating the first half statistically. Take away the Franks’ run and the Gators had only 63 second-half yards.
First half: Other than one play — a 30-yard completion on a scramble play — Florida held A&M to 50 yards. That might have been the defense’s best half of football this year.
Second half: The Gators weren’t as efficient, especially against Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond’s runs and a couple of big passes.
For the game: For the second straight week, Florida gave up a touchdown drive to start the second half. But don’t lay this one on the defense. It played its heart out.
Special teams D
First half: Texas A&M came in here with some strong legs of their own, allowing them to flip the field on more than one occasion. Call the first half a special teams draw.
Second half: A kickoff out of bounds after taking the lead and a double penalty on a punt return were two of the lowlights of special teams.
For the game: Again, despite having two strong kickers, Florida just isn’t getting it done on special teams. One punt partially blocked and some really poor decisions on return teams. And then there was Christian Kirk’s punt return.
You can’t say his team isn’t playing hard, but the worst start since 2003 is what it is. I know the grades don’t add up, but neither do the scenes we keep seeing in The Swamp.