First half: Florida again struggled to get anything going with the running game, but it could have been a more productive half if the line had given Feleipe Franks more time on one deep throw in the first quarter and if he had put more touch on a third-down pass to Tyrie Cleveland.
Second half: The 99-yard drive was pretty impressive and at least gave Florida a chance. Florida was able to move the ball, but couldn’t get the big plays.
For the game: The inability to run the ball effectively was a problem all night. Franks threw his first interception of the season and Florida had some big dropped passes in the game.
First half: Kentucky’s offense had a streetball look with athletes just running around making plays. And it was effective except for the two big turnovers the defense came up with. The Gators’ tackling was hardly first-rate.
Second half: Kentucky scored touchdowns on its first two possessions on beautiful passes that were aided by a lack of a pass rush by Florida. The 20-yard run on third down late in the game by Benny Snell Jr. was a killer.
For the game: The Gators didn’t have a three-and-out the entire game. They had little pass rush. Losing Marco Wilson on the second play of the game was a blow, but Florida did not respond.
Special teams C
First half: Tommy Townsend had a nice punt downed at the Kentucky 9-yard line and Freddie Swain had a sweet 25-yard punt return that started UF’s only touchdown drive.
Second half: Whether he missed it or not is up for debate (remember, you always have to play around officials), but Evan McPherson’s missed field goal was a big deal.
For the game: There were some good moments, some not so good. Overall, the special teams didn’t really play a big part in the Florida loss.
Kentucky is a good team. Not a great team. But neither is Florida. The Wildcats made just enough plays and left Gator fans wondering why they are so porous again on the offensive line. In a line of scrimmage league, the better one came away with the win.