Offense F for Feleipe
First half: Feleipe Franks reached a new low in that he was not only struggling to produce points, but was handing them to the Seminoles. The drive at the end of the half helped, but did not make up for three gift-wrapped FSU scores.
Second half: More of the same. Franks threw what should have been his second pick-six of the game, but FSU’s Matt Thomas made a play that should earn him the King of the Boneheads award.
For the game: It didn’t help that Florida could not run the ball, averaging 2.8 yards an attempt. But the Gators could have taken three knees on every possession and had a better chance of winning than they did running this offense.
Defense B for Betrayed
First half: You can’t really blame a defense that allowed only 109 yards in the half for the Gators’ big deficit. UF allowed only 39 rushing yards and came up with a turnover that led to a TD.
Second half: Again, Florida’s defense was not the problem but the Gators did struggle at times to get off the field.
For the game: You allow 216 yards in a game and you’d think you would have a chance to win. The Gators held FSU under 100 yards rushing and James Blackman was 10-of-21.
Special teams I for Irrelevant
First half: A blocked extra point, short punts and letting an FSU punt roll forever until it was downed at the seven. Well done again, guys.
Second half: Eddy Pineiro was much better kicking off in the second half and the Gators actually had a decent punt return. But, again, field the flipping punt.
For the game: Remember a place a long time ago where Florida was dominant on special teams and it allowed the Gators to get some easy scores because of short fields?
Overall F for Finale
It’s finished, over and done with. It was a terrible season in which Florida gave back The Swamp with three losses at home. Give credit to the young men who played hard right to the end, but this was another dreadful display.