College football is back!!!
The Week 0 matchup between Miami and #8 Florida did not exactly start the 2019 season off with a bang. Neither team seemed very interested in ball security as The U put the ball on the turf 3 times, while the Gators had 4 turnovers (2 lost fumbles and 2 INTS). Of those 4 Florida miscues, 3 came at the hands of Junior Quarterback Feleipe Franks. Both of his interceptions came in the 4th quarter when neither team seemed like they wanted to win the game. Overall, it was a very sloppy game which can be expected this early in the season. For Kentucky fans, #8 Florida certainly showed some vulnerability.
The Gators defensive line was able to disrupt the timing of former Kentucky commit Jarren Williams in
his first start under center coming away with 10 sacks. Besides that bright spot, there wasn’t a ton for Florida fans to take away besides a 1-0 record in their 24-20 victory. The defense gave up some big plays highlighted by the 50-yard touchdown run from DeeJay Dallas to put Miami ahead to begin the 4th quarter.
Offensively, the Gators were aided by 14 Hurricane penalties that accounted for 118 yards. Florida’s first score, a 66-yard pass to Kadarius Toney, came one play after a fake punt converted a Fourth & 3. Their rushing attack was only able to collect 52 yards on 27 carries.
Overall, it was an uninspiring first contest for #8 ranked Florida. After watching from KSBar last night, the untimely turnovers, missed tackles, and big plays given up should have #BBN even more excited for our September 14th date with the Gators.