First half: It was a mixed bag for the Gators, who did not look as sharp as last week with Kyle Trask struggling to throw in the rain. Still, the Gators managed 162 yards of offense and Jacob Copeland had two big catches.
Second half: The Gators scored 28 points in the second half, 21 of them in the final quarter. There were shaky calls, but Florida won a shootout in a game nobody thought would be one.
For the game: The stats are not overwhelming, but the 38 points were. Florida averaged 5.6 yards per play which isn’t great, but it was good enough thanks to some short fields.
First half: It was more of the same on the first drive of the game, as Florida’s defense was looking like it did in Baton Rouge. An offsides penalty was a killer. The Gators played better as the first half went on.
Second half: The defense played better and the only touchdown that mattered by South Carolina came after a Trask interception. The Gators got the big turnover on the sack-fumble that led to them making it a two-score game.
For the game: If someone had told you that Florida would allow 217 rushing yards, you probably would not have liked the Gators’ chances. It wasn’t a great defensive performance, but the Gators did get three sacks and limited Ryan Hilinski to 170 passing yards.
SPECIAL TEAMS B
First half: Florida’s kickoff coverage did well but you have to know you can’t keep playing with your helmet off James Houston. Tommy Townsend had a couple of short punts, but credit Evan McPherson with that 48-yard field goal.
Second half: Florida got nothing out of the return game and didn’t allow much either. On a wet day, the Gators avoided any big mistakes.
For the game: Townsend ended the day averaging 44.7 yards a punt and knocked three inside the 20. McPherson had another solid day with kickoffs and don’t forget that first score of the game for Florida, the 48-yarder.
Florida beat a good football team on a rainy day to set up the Jacksonville extravaganza. There wasn’t a lot of juice from the crowd (at least not compared to last week) but these Gators have learned that if you stick to the plan, their coaches know what they are doing.
It defies logic to refer to SC as a “good” team, so let’s just leave it as they’re an SEC team who can, like any other SEC team, sometimes win a game that they’re not supposed to.
How about a grade for Muschamp’s incessant whining, along with his crew of classless SC fans? Me, I think it sets a new bar for idiocy and would give them all a grade of A+.
6, you’re calling someone a whiner? Hahahahahahaha typical hypocritical numb nutz post from you.
Hey junior, they may be numb and just hanging around most of the time but at least they’re a pair…..which is more than I can say about you thus far.
Says guy without his picture. Posting dogs on a Gator site. Why not your kitty cats? Or your gerbils?
His point made by Sambizle himself, there was nothing left for Gator-6 to say other than to bring up gerbils suggests an unhealthy familiarity with both rodents and the human rectum. 🤪
Calling us names here, well, YOUR AS% WILL GET DROPPED FROM THE SITE SO FAST! And you must be a Dawg with all your hatred and divisiveness towards fellow-Gators! And call me numb nuts to my face, Sammie boy, PUNK! See, it’s EASY to be HATEFUL, like you!
What did I say that was hateful? 6 said it’s ok to joke so I did. Now both your feelings are hurt? You must be close.
6, that came off your keyboard, I just brought up pets.
Incredible football savvy when you post, but otherwise zero self monitoring. Trouble is, we’ve seen your style of one trick pony before, old chap. It wears out quickly, like dueling with a small caliber bore.
You are projecting brother.
Is that the extent of your psychodynamic thinking, or is there more? I can’t wait. At least you’ve got being a Gator going for you, so at least you’ll always have my respect for that much. Better get some new material tho, “brother”, this is getting boring already.
No more hate just Gata Love and Fun, my bad brother. Sorry for being a terd.
Glad to see an olive branch extended. Let’s rise above, and leave the infighting to Nole fans who are devastated over their pathetic season. My problem is I have some very good friends and a few family members who are Noles, so out of respect for them, I can’t celebrate the Noles misery like I really want to!