Tag:John Brantley
Posted on: September 4, 2010 3:13 pm
Edited on: September 4, 2010 3:43 pm

A simple question about the Florida Gators

Posted by Adam Jacobi

Florida has just defeated Miami by a score of 34-12. John Brantley completed 17 of 25 passes for 114 yards and two touchdowns, including a deflected touchdown on 4th and 21 for the game's final score. Brantley was hampered by awful play from Mike Pouncey at center, as the two combined for about 15 poor snaps. The final margin was 22 points, but Miami was within 9 in the fourth quarter.

So, having seen Florida's performance in this season opener, do they still deserve to be in the Top 10?


Posted on: September 4, 2010 2:51 pm

Florida finally breaks free on Demps run

Posted by Adam Jacobi

Third-ranked Florida's afternoon hasn't been good. Not at all. John Brantley is 13-18, but for a comical 41 yards, and he's had--by ESPN's conservative estimation--12 snaps go badly. Meanwhile, only big plays by the Florida defense have led to points, either directly or by giving the Gators a short field.

But after Miami kicked their fourth field goal of the day to pull within 21-12 in the fourth quarter, Florida finally broke free with a big play. Jeff Demps took a run 72 yards to the house, and Florida jumped to a 27-12 lead. Of course, since today's all about Florida's ineptitude, Caleb Sturgis missed the extra point.

Still, the damage to the Redhawks' momentum has been done, and Miami was utterly ineffectual in their ensuing drive. They're punting with nine minutes left, and this game is pretty much over.

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Posted on: September 4, 2010 12:34 pm
Edited on: September 4, 2010 1:05 pm

Florida defense sets up first Brantley TD

Posted by Adam Jacobi

UPDATE: Florida took 7-3 lead after Janoris Jenkins jumped a route for an interception and took it to the house.  Miami tried to fake a punt for the second time (they've already converted one) on the following drive and failed.  Gators took over in Redhawks territory and were able to capitalize for John Brantley's first career touchdown.  Brantley connected with Omarius Hines on a 10 yard touchdown on 3rd down.  Gators ahead 14-3.

Fourth-ranked Florida isn't doing much to justify their ranking today. While John Brantley has looked decent at times at quarterback, the Gators have looked alarmingly average on the offensive line. Worse, Florida has fumbled the ball twice in the first quarter, and Miami of Ohio leads 3-0.

The RedHawks aren't looking like world-beaters ei <script src="http://images.cbssports.com/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/themes/advanced/langs/en.js" type="text/javascript"></script> ther, and Miami threw an interception near midfield to give Florida great field position. Florida is moving the ball, but slowly. They're still likely to win, but Florida's play in the trenches has got to improve by the time the SEC schedule rolls around.

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