First half: Florida’s first three possessions told the story of the half — 3-and-out, interception, 3-and-out. And the play calling down around the goal line was beyond awful.
Second half: Things didn’t get much better, although Florida kept its nation-leading scoring streak alive against Georgia’s back-up defense with Malik Zaire at quarterback.
For the game: The offense played against the best defense it has faced and it showed. Push one in in the second quarter and maybe they had a puncher’s chance.
First half: The Gators got off to a miserable start, as Georgia needed only nine plays to score 21 points. The second quarter was better, as the defense limited Georgia to 35 total yards.
Second half: Georgia scored as often as it needed to in the second half, keeping the ball on the ground for the most part to run clock.
For the game: For Florida to have competed in this game, the defense had to play really well. Instead, it was gashed and gutted.
Special teams D
First half: More of the same. Johnny Townsend’s first punt had little hang time and Georgia got a short field after the return. How many opponents’ punts have hit the ground against UF this year?
Second half: There wasn’t much of importance in the second half although Florida had a nice punt return …. nullified by two penalties. Well done.
For the game: Special teams wasn’t much of a factor, which has been part of the problem this year. The best the Gators can hope for is a draw.
Really, this team deserves the lowest grade possible, but we’ll make it a plus because they kept the scoring streak alive. It was a sorry showing for a team that might have been playing its last game for its head coach and it looked like it.