Tag:Miami University
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 1:46 pm

Urban Meyer unimpressed with Florida's first half

Posted by Adam Jacobi

The good news for Florida: they lead Miami University 21-6 at the break. The bad news: virtually none of Florida's advantage has been the result of their offense, and Urban Meyer is acutely aware of this.

Leaving the field at halftime, Meyer told the sideline reporter that Florida's first half was "about as bad as we've ever played around here." Meyer said the offense needed to change "everything," and said they'd only gained 14 net yards on the half.

We'll just point out that the Florida offense gained 32 yards in the first half, and even if Meyer includes penalties, Florida accounted for 16, not 14, net yards. But that is the nit-pickiest of the nit-picky, and Florida's rivals must be salivating at seeing such an inept offensive performance against a mediocre-at-best Miami defense in the first half.

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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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