2012 Florida Gators Season

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  1. GoGators

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    2012 Florida Gators Season

    2012 Florida Gators Season Preview

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    2011 Record: (13-1, 8-0)

    2011 Bowl: Sugar Bowl vs Cincinnati (W)

    Coach: KSherm (40-2 at Florida)

    Returning Leaders

    Rushing: Jr. Mike Gillislee, 23 car, 97 yds, TD
    Passing: Jr Jordan Reed, 164.7 rating, 55/82, 867 yds, 4 TDs
    Receiving: Sr. TJ. Lawrence, WR, 84 rec, 1511 yds, 18 TDs
    Tackles: Sr Brendan Beal, MLB, 155 tkls
    Sacks: Sr. Willie Green, RE, 14 sacks
    Interceptions: Jr. Dee Finley, SS 6 INTs​

    Besides a heartbreaking loss late in the season to FSU, Florida had an amazing season in 2011. Florida has graduated key players on offense this season and will be very young on that side of the ball. However, they have the playmakers waiting in the wings for their shot and they are more than talented enough to get the job done.

    The offensive line and defense however, return nearly everyone. These units are loaded and will prove to be the core of this team in 2012.

    Starting QB
    Jr Jordan Reed (90ovr, 89tp, 89ta)
    Fr. Trey Burton (85ovr, 85spd, 86tp, 83ta)
    ---The QB battle is still taking place as Coach KSherm is yet to declare a starter. Reed is the upperclassmen but Burton is the coach's prized freshman recruit that fits the Florida offense well. Don't forget #1 prospect A. Johnson is in the mix too with his rocket arm.

    STARTING BACKFIELD
    RB- Jr. Mike Gillislee (93ovr, 94spd, 99acc, 86 btk)
    FB- So. Marcus Lee (74ovr, 80spd)

    ---Replacing Jeff Demps, Chris Rainey, and Emmanuel Moody will be tough. Thankfully, Jr. Mike Gillislee has the talent to be an every down back. He should have a great year. The depth is lacking though with two youngsters behind him. At FB, Lee takes over after making his move from TE into the backfield this summer. Look for him to be effective blocking and catching a few balls out of the backfield.

    STARTING RECEIVERS
    WR- SR TJ Lawerence (97ovr, 94spd, 93rte)
    WR- SR O. Hines (95ovr, 94spd, 90rte)
    WR- SR F. Hammond ( 95ovr, 96spd, 90rte)
    WR- JR A. Debose ( 93ovr, 96spd, 99acc)
    TE- SR D. Parks (89ovr, 90spd)

    ---This may be one of the best WR units ever assembled. TJ Lawerence is the returning starter from last season. O. Hines will look to step up from slot and play flanker this year. The key piece is A. Debose who has returned from injury. His speed and athleticism are similar to what Percy Harvin brought to the Gators years ago. I can already hear the defensive coordinators groaning about how to contain this kid.

    STARTING OLINE
    LT- SR Matt Patchan (94ovr)
    LG- JR Xavier Nixon (88ovr)
    C- SR S. Robey (99ovr)
    RG- SR David Young (95ovr)
    RT- JR Nick Alajajian (94ovr)

    ---SR All American Sam Robey returns at center to lead this unit. He's already rated the #1 center for next springs Pro Draft and will be dominant this season. His supporting cast isn't too shabby either. These guys should pave plenty of paths for Gillesilee and the gang.

    STARTING D-LINE
    DE- SR Earl Okine (96ovr, 86spd, 93pmv)
    DT- SR Omar Hunter (94ovr, 94str, 95pwm)
    DE- SR Willie Green (98ovr, 87spd, 97pst)

    ---SR Willie Green is back after setting the school record last season with 14 sacks. This unit is ridiculous and has more speed than some teams LB corps. Should make for a long season for opposing QBs.

    STARTING LB
    OLB- JR Jelani Jenkins (95ovr, 90spd, 95bsd)
    MLB- SR Brendan Beal (99ovr, 86spd, 96bsd)
    MLB- JR Jon Bostic (94ovr, 85spd, 93bsd)
    LB- SR Lerentee McCray (96ovr, 91spd, 98bsd)

    ---This LB corps has 4 potential 1st round draft picks and is the strongest unit on this team by far. Due to this, expect the Florida defensive coordinator to utilize a lot more of the 3-4 look this season than the traditional 4-3 they've ran in the past.

    SECONDARY
    CB- SR Jeremy Brown (99ovr, 94spd, 99mcv, 95zcv)
    CB- SO Eric Peterson (89ovr, 95spd, 90mcv, 91zcv)
    FS- SO Donovan Jensen (91ovr, 93hpw, 91mcv, 92zcv)
    SS- JR Dee Finley (97ovr, 94spd, 91hpw, 92mcv, 99zcv, 99pst)

    ---Just when opposing coaches figure it can't get any worse than that LB corps, they start to look at the secondary. Filled with ball hawks with lock down cover ability and safeties that can knock someones helmet off with any given hit, things don't look good for the SEC. JR Dee Finley passed up the NFL this off season so he could raise his draft stock. It seems as though he's done so this off season. Look for this unit to cause a lot of turnovers this year.

    SPECIAL TEAMS
    K- FR Cedric Flowers (75ovr)
    P- FR Kyle Latimer (79ovr)
    KR- TBD
    PR- TBD

    ---The one weak point is the kickers on this team. They're really young, but the supporting cast should more than make up for it.

    Overall, this unit is reloaded and ready to go in 2012. The defense will be the strength and so long as the opening day starting QB can make the plays needed to get the ball into the hands of the UF playmakers, 2012 could be a very big year for the Gators.
     
  2. GoGators

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    Week 1 SJSU vs UF


    SJSU 10
    UF 38


    Gators Look Good in Opener


    The Gators opened up their 2012 campaign at home against San Jose St and they looked good.

    With some serious questions coming into this season on offense, the Gators answered a couple of them but left a couple very much still in discussion.

    QB Jordan Reed got the start and had a solid game. His stats would indicate he had a great game but that wasn't really the case. The WR's had a great game and made Reed look like an All American. The Gators WR's were able to get open with ease against the outmatched SJSU DBs. Unfortunately Reed wasn't always able to connect with the open man. Looks like the QB position is still somewhat open.

    At HB, Jr Mike Gillesillee had an OK outing, not as good as the coaches had hoped that's for sure. He carried 18 times for 47 yards and a 2.6 average. He found paydirt once, but wasn't really a big factor in the running game. He also caught 5 balls for 54 yards.

    The big story on offense was Omarius Hines and Andre Debose who combined for 7 catches and almost 300 yards receiving and 4 TDs. Debose caught 2 balls both for TDs and 108 yards while Hines added 5 catches for 183 yards and 2 TDs. Impact player TJ Lawrence was shutout but that's not a big concern as he'll have his time in the sun soon enough.

    The defense played as expected shutting down the Aztecs on everything they tried. The only disappointing part of the game defensively was a lot of dropped INTs. SR MLB Brendan Beal lead all with 10 tackles and SR DE Willie Green picked up where he left off in his record breaking 2011 season with 7 tackles and 3 sacks.

    Next week the Gators go on the road to square off with Clemson in the ACC/SEC challenge. They'll need to play better in order to win that one.


    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
    SJSU
    UF​
    First Downs
    8​
    17​
    Total Offense
    148​
    503​
    Rushes-Yards-TD
    25-8-0​
    42-124-1​
    Comp-Att-TD
    14-22-0​
    14-19-4​
    Passing Yards
    140​
    379​
    Turnovers
    1​
    2​
    T.O.P.
    10:02​
    17:58​


    Players of the Game:
    Game Ball QB J. Reed 300.1 rating, 14/19, 379 yds, 4 TDs, 10 car, 22 yds​
     
  3. GoGators

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    2012 Week 2 UF @ Clemson


    UF 38
    Clemson 39



    Greatest Game Ever Played!!!



    The Gators traveled to Death Valley and ended up on the wrong side of one this weekend losing to Clemson in double overtime by one point.

    The Gators had control of this game all afternoon until Ole Mr. Home Field Advantage and Howard's Rock came a calling.

    The Gators held a strong lead and were great on defense only surrendering field goals while driving the length of the field on offense. Then, late in the 2nd half, strange things began to happen. QB J. Reed was intercepted on a ball that was batted twice before a Clemson LB scooped it off his shoestrings for an INT.

    The Gators defense would hold strong though forcing a punt to hang on to their 8 point lead late in the 3rd.

    On the ensuing possession, the Gators drove the length of the field and were well into field goal range to take a 2 score lead when Jr HB M. Gillislee was stripped and Clemson recovered.

    This would prove too much as the Clemson offense went the length of the field and scored when Kyle Parker connected with D. Allen for an 11 yd TD. Down 2, Clemson went for the tie and K. Parker connected with B. McNeal to knot the game up at 17.

    Florida would try to win the game with their two minute drill when Reed was picked on another batted ball. This time the Clemson returned it for a score.

    With only a minute left and two timeouts, the Gators needed to go the length of the field to force OT. QB J. Reed was able to do just that and the Gators scored on a TD pass from 3 yards out to force OT.

    In OT, both teams traded blows. Then, Clemson decided to go for two on their conversion and they converted for the win.

    All game, the UF defense missed opportunity after opportunity. The UF DB's who have all american talent dropped at least 3 or 4 INTs that hit them right in the hands. On the other sideline, Clemson was able to take advantage of these opportunities and that proved to be the difference.

    "That was the most fun game I've ever played. That's a great Clemson team and that was a real chess match out there today. It's sad to see it go the other way for us, but what can you do. We did everything right in this game but got unlucky on a couple tipped balls. We turned the ball over 3 times on the road against the #6 team in the country and only lost by 1 point. I don't think there's anything to hang our heads about in this one. We'll work on getting our DB's some time on the ball machine this week and hopefully next time we'll make the plays. I never realized how tough of a place Clemson's Death Valley is to play in, but I found out tonight in my first game here." - Coach KSherm after the game


    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
    UF
    Clemson​
    First Downs
    20​
    16​
    Total Offense
    441​
    311​
    Rushes-Yards-TD
    27-86-4​
    36-118-1​
    Comp-Att-TD
    20-33-1​
    13-19-2​
    Passing Yards
    355​
    193​
    3rd Down Conv
    7-10 (70%)​
    5-11 (45%)​
    Turnovers
    3​
    0​
    T.O.P.
    14:39​
    13:21​


    Players of the Game:
    Game Ball Coach Beazus​

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  4. GoGators

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    2012 Week 4 UF @ Tennessee


    #9 UF 37
    #1 Tenn 21



    #1 No More!!!


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    As if you need motivation to play Tennessee, the Gators had a bye week to stew in their loss to Clemson, and with UT ranked #1, the Gators were very hyped up for this one.

    Perhaps there was too much adrenaline pumping for the Gators. They opened the game with Tennessee marching right down the field led by SR HB Brown for a TD. When the Gators offense tried to respond, they went 3 and out.

    "It wasn't kind of start we had hoped for. When you play the #1 team on the road in a venue like this, you want to get on top early and take the crowd out of the game. The way we started made me pretty nervous." -Coach KSherm after the game

    Thankfully, the Gators defense, after a stern ass chewing on the sideline from the HC, got it together when they went back out onto the field. They forced Tennessee into a mistake and JR OLB Jelani Jenkins capitalized on it pick sixing Tennessee QB Rivas to knot the game up.

    Tennessee would try to respond only to have Rivas buckle under pressure again as he was pick sixed by CB Eric Peterson giving the Gators the lead 14-7.

    Tennessee would respond on their ensuing possession when Bryce Brown gashed the Gators defense again, this time going 68 yards to pay dirt on an amazing run.

    The Gators finally settled in, dominating the second quarter scoring 13 unanswered points to take a 27-14 lead into half time.

    The second half was very quite as both teams made solid half time adjustments. The play of the game may have come on 1st down after a Tennessee TD when UT had the momentum swinging back into their favor as they tried to mount a comeback. QB Jordan Reed dropped back and hooked up with O. Hines for a 40 yard gain that put the Gators into field goal range that would give them a 3 score lead in the fourth.

    "Great game from Tennessee. Their new coach has really worked their HB Brown hard this offseason. That guys a beast. We couldn't catch him and when we did, we couldn't tackle him. I'm glad that guys a senior!" -Coach KSherm


    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
    UF
    Tenn​
    First Downs
    17​
    10​
    Total Offense
    359​
    295​
    Rushes-Yards-TD
    32-81-0​
    20-168-3​
    Comp-Att-TD
    17-24-2​
    12-10-0​
    Passing Yards
    278​
    127​
    3rd Down Conv
    8-13 (61%)​
    1-7 (14%)​
    Turnovers
    0​
    2​
    T.O.P.
    17:37​
    10:26​


    Players of the Game:
    Game Ball QB J. Reed 17/24, 278 yds, 2 TDs, 7 car, yd

    Tenn HB B. Brown 17 car, 166 yds, 3 TDs, 2 rec, 12 yds​

    http://www.easports.com/media/play/video/16249217
    http://www.easports.com/media/play/video/16249256
    http://www.easports.com/media/play/video/16249263
     
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    2012 Week 5 UK @ UF


    UK 23
    #6 UF 45



    UK Drubbed Again


    The Gators took care of the Wildcats this weekend as they played host to a huge lineup of big recruits.

    The UF offense came out slow as UK seemed to constantly know what the Gators were going to do. If they called run, UK had 9 guys in the box, if they called pass, UK was in quarters. Add to that an insane pass rush from the unknown and apparently very underrated UK D line that led to 7 sacks and you get a game the Gators aren't very fond of.

    On the other side of the ball, UF's all world, 99s across the board, CB Jeremy Brown continues to get manhandled by underrated WRs. On the opening drive, UK's #1 WR who's 89 overall would beat J. Brown's man to man press coverage time and time again. This led to the Gators coach KSherm breaking his headset and almost quitting his job and retiring.

    The Gators bounced back and managed a win however. Led by JR QB Jordan Reed, the Gators put together some decent drives and big plays and simply out talented the UK team.

    The game was very interesting from an injury stand point as both #1 and #2 HB's Mike Gillislee and Brian Wilkinson went down with injuries. This left the only RB on the roster, freshman Mike Burley to carry the load. Thankfully this showed our #1 recruit Issac how much we need him at HB next season.

    ***Injury update***
    Starting HB Mike Gillislee is out for the season with a dislocated ankle

    "Pop that crap back into place, rub some dirt on it, and get ready to play kid!" -Coach KSherm


    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
    UK
    UF​
    First Downs
    17​
    17​
    Total Offense
    389​
    417​
    Rushes-Yards-TD
    29-80-0​
    33-109-2​
    Comp-Att-TD
    22-35-3​
    15-24-4​
    Passing Yards
    309​
    308​
    3rd Down Conv
    5-14 (35%)​
    5-10 (50%)​
    Turnovers
    2​
    0​
    T.O.P.
    13:05​
    14:54​


    Players of the Game:
    Game Ball QB J. Reed 225.3 rating, 15/24, 308 yds, 4 TDs, 16 car, 13 yds, TD

    TJ Lawerence 4 rec, 154 yds, 2 TDs
    A. Debose 6 rec, 98 yds, 2 TDs
    MLB B. Beal 12 tkls​


    I about lost it on this one. This play made me want to throw NCAA out of my apartment window. Watch the CB at the snap get burnt! He's in press man since I'm bringing a blitz on the other side. Here's the ratings for this play:
    WR 89 ovr, 95 spd, 78 route running, 80 release rating
    CB 99 ovr, 94 spd, 99 man cover, 95 press
    http://www.easports.com/media/play/video/16378235
    This happened repeatedly. Thankfully on the other plays my safety was there to tackle him.
     
  6. Beazus Christ

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    Holy shit your CB looked lost! Good win anyways and no, Isaac still doesn't see how he would fit in on the Gators!
     
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    2012 Week 6 LSU @ UF


    LSU 14
    #6 UF 16



    By the Skin on their Teeth!!!


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    The Gators won a nail bitter Saturday when they squared off with rival LSU in the Swamp.

    Led by JR QB Russell Shephard, the Tigers gave the Gators all they could handle and then some. Shephard ran right, he ran left, he ran up the middle as he tallied up 161 yards on the ground against what was thought to be a stout Gators defense. The only thing Shephard didn't do was throw the ball well as he went 5/15 for 89 yards, a TD and an INT. He was in fact the teams entire offense and with athletic talent like that it's for good reason.

    On the other side of the ball, coach Bfruchey brought a solid defensive gameplan that rattled the Gators and contained the offense the entire game. Utilizing creative blitzes and tons of pressure the Tigers were able to sack QB Jordan Reed 2 times while knocking him to the turf many others. They caused the JR heisman hopeful to get so rattled he missed numerous wide open WRs and threw an INT while posting a very subpar performance for himself this season.

    The game was close the entire way. The Gators had a 10-0 lead at the half only to have Shephard come out inspired in the 3rd quarter. Shephard put the Tigers on his back and marched down the field to make it 10-7. The Tigers defense held strong in the second half holding the Gators to 2 FGs. Thankfully, the Gators were able to contain Shephard just enough to give their offense a chance in the end. With the Gators getting the ball on their own 6 yard line with about 2 minutes to play and down one point, the task in front of them was tall. On first down, Reed optioned right when a huge hole opened up and he skated for 40 yards out to midfield. Only to have it called back on a holding penalty! Coach KSherm was irate! Thankfully the offense kept their cool. Then, QB Jordan Reed found WR Andre Debose on a crossing pattern after he beat his man and they connected for a 58 yard gain setting up the game winning field goal.

    "Great game from LSU and Coach Bfruchey! Our "Spread n Shred" offense has never been bottled up like that. That's one hell of a football team they brought here today and I tip my hat to them. Them and that QB are going to cause some real trouble in the SEC this year. It wouldn't hurt my feelings at all if we don't have to see them again this year."

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
    LSU
    UF​
    First Downs
    12​
    17​
    Total Offense
    296​
    368​
    Rushes-Yards-TD
    30-207-1​
    28-121-0​
    Comp-Att-TD
    5-15-1​
    16-26-1​
    Passing Yards
    89​
    247​
    3rd Down Conv
    5-9 (55%)​
    3-9 (33%)​
    Turnovers
    2​
    1​
    T.O.P.
    11:20​
    16:40​


    Players of the Game:
    Game Ball QB R. Shephard 5/15, 89 yds, TD, 18 car, 161 yds, TD

    http://www.easports.com/media/play/video/16487769
    Thankfully my OLB ran him down!
    http://www.easports.com/media/play/video/16487753
    http://www.easports.com/media/play/video/16487800
    http://www.easports.com/media/play/video/16487836
     
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    Week 7 SC at #7 UF


    SC 17
    UF 59


    Record Setting Day


    The Gators mopped the floor with the visiting gamecocks. SC gave the Gators their best shot bringing relentless pressure all game long. SR RE Aldrick Fordham broke the school record as he sacked Jordan Reed 4 times in the game contributing to his teams 8 sacks total. More often than not, the SC defensive line made UF's offensive line look silly and lost as they simply ran right around them to the QB.

    Jordan Reed would not be phased however. He accepted the challenge that his offensive line gave him and took it head on as he went on to a career day breaking the UF single game passing record set by Shane Matthews in 2001. Reed's day was done after 3 quarters worth of work as was the rest of the starting offense.

    The gamecocks missed opportunities on FGs and had a couple of turnovers that really hurt them. They were in the game early when QB Reid McCollum hooked up with Charles Holmes for a 70 yard TD pass. That was pretty much all the offense could muster against the UF defense though.

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
    SC
    UF​
    First Downs
    8​
    19​
    Total Offense
    243​
    641​
    Rushes-Yards-TD
    25-51-0​
    35-151-2​
    Comp-Att-TD
    12-24-1​
    20-28-6​
    Passing Yards
    192​
    490​
    Turnovers
    2​
    1​
    T.O.P.
    11:08​
    17:10​


    Players of the Game:
    Game Ball QB J. Reed 296.9 rating, 18/26, 469 yds, 6 TDs, 7 car, -49 yds​
     
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    Week 8 UF vs UGA


    #7 UF 49
    #4 UGA 48



    Cocktail Party for the Ages


    The Gators won another close on Saturday at the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party.

    (Note, I wrote up a ridiculous summary for this game and then safari closed when I tried to copy the highlights over)

    The game was tight the entire way. UGA relied on a heavy ground attack led by HB R. Samuel who racked up 100+ yards in the first quarter.

    The Gators dominated with special teams and the passing game.

    The game was tied with 55 seconds left in the half. UGA kicked off, they'd get the ball to start the 3rd, and Coach KSherm pumped up his special teams for this play. KR Frankie Hammond Jr broke a huge return before getting tackled at the 4 yard line. The Gators didn't get it into the end zone on their first 3 tries, and with only 6 seconds left before half and the ball on the 1 yard line, the Gators went for it. HB Wilkinson took it up the gut and was stood up by a UGA defender at the goalline. After minutes of dileberating, the refs finally signaled TD giving the Gators a 7 point lead at half.

    The 2nd half was tough, at one point the Gators were up by 11 when QB J. Reed optioned right but no one blocked the DE or SS. Reed made an ill advised pitch and the Georgia defender intercepted the pitch and took it to the house.

    The Gators would answer back when Frankie Hammond took another KR back, this time reaching paydirt.

    The play of the game came when from his own end zone, QB J. Reed hooked up with O. Hines for a 96 yard TD.

    The Gators were unable to close the game out however leaving UGA with a chance to score in the final minute to tie it up. They did just that when backup QB Aaron Murray ran it in from 3 yards out trampling 2 UF LB's along his way.

    Coach Colemanchu decided to roll the dice and go for two. Murray couldn't find anyone as he dropped back and as the pressure was coming he spotted his TE breaking free to the back corner of the end zone. He tried to fit the ball in there, but UF CB J. Davis batted it down (pic below), preserving the UF win 49-48.

    "Great game form the Bulldogs. We've definitely got the beginnings of a great rivalry here. I'm sure they'll be looking forward to next years game starting tonight."

    Players of the Game:
    Game Ball Frankie Hammond Jr
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    Pick 6 by J. Davis.
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    Goalline stand resulting in TD before half as Wilkinson gets the nose of the ball over the plane.
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    Game winner. Way to get up and break up that play!
     
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    2012 Week 10 UF at Ole Miss


    #10 UF 42
    Ole Miss 20


    2 in a Row as Gators Clinch SEC East for 2nd Consecutive Year!


    Gators got a solid road win this weekend as they traveled to Ole Miss to knock off the Rebels. The defense was the story in this one as they tormented the Rebels all game not allowing them to take advantage of some Gator turnovers.

    QB Jordan Reed continued his hang over from the Auburn game throwing 3 picks in this one, making that 9 in the last 2 games. The heisman hopeful needs to right the ship quick if the Gators want to win the SEC.

    The Gators continue to have no running game and this is something they'll need to address in the coming weeks.


    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
    UF
    Miss​
    First Downs
    11​
    14​
    Total Offense
    310​
    335​
    Rushes-Yards-TD
    32-28-4​
    39-60-1​
    Comp-Att-TD
    15-25-2​
    18-27-2​
    Passing Yards
    282​
    275​
    Turnovers
    3​
    4​
    T.O.P.
    14:45​
    13:15​


    Players of the Game:
    Game Ball DT O. Hunter, 7 tackles, 3 tfl, 2 sacks, FF, 2 FR
    OLB L. McCray 12 tackles
    MLB B. Beal, 10 tackles, 2 tfl, INT, safety​
     
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    2012 Week 11 UF @ Vandy


    #8 UF 45
    Vandy 0



    Gators Dismantle Vandy


    Coach KSherm and the Gators took care of a bad Vandy team this weekend to seal the deal on Atlanta. The Gators defense had another big day pitching a shutout in this one. It was hard to tell if it was the defense or just horrible talent from Vandy, but the Gators took advantage of every opportunity they got on defense making 5 interceptions on the day. SS Dee Finley even took one back 92 yards for a TD after looping in and out of defenders.

    The offense wasn't it's best but it was effective. The starters got a rest in the 4th quarter as the backups got some action. QB Jordan Reed had another bad day going 13/24 for only 178 yds with 3 TDs and 2 INTs (both on tipped balls).

    The Gators focused on getting their running game going in this one and they were somewhat successful as starter Brian Wilkinson gained 56 yards on 18 carries (3.1 avg) but QB J. Reed had 47 yds on 9 carries (5.2 avg) and backup freshman Mike Burley had 80 yards on 7 carries after he broke a 71 yarder. The ground game still needs lots of work, but at least there were some signs of improvement today.

    ***Injury update***
    WR/KR Frankie Hammond Jr. should return in 1 week as his torn pectoral is still tender. (basically his nipples hurt)

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
    UF
    Vandy​
    First Downs
    17​
    7​
    Total Offense
    407​
    148​
    Rushes-Yards-TD
    42-223-1​
    24-25-0​
    Comp-Att-TD
    14-26-4​
    15-29-0​
    Passing Yards
    184​
    123​
    3rd Down Conv
    7-14 (50%)​
    1-13 (7%)​
    Turnovers
    3​
    5​
    T.O.P.
    17:42​
    10:18​


    Players of the Game:
    Game Ball MLB B. Beal, 4 tkls, 2 INTs

    OLB L. McCray 11 tkls​
     
  12. GoGators

    GoGators GT: KSherm

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    Nev 13
    #6 UF 42



    Gators Win


    Gators took care of business against Nevada. The starters got some needed rest as a big matchup with FSU looms next week.

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
    Nev
    UF​
    First Downs
    11​
    24​
    Total Offense
    201​
    556​
    Rushes-Yards-TD
    27-14-0​
    39-170-2​
    Comp-Att-TD
    13-27-1​
    19-29-4​
    Passing Yards
    187​
    386​
    3rd Down Conv
    3-12 (25%)​
    10-11 (90%)​
    Turnovers
    4​
    5​
    T.O.P.
    10:31​
    17:32​


    Players of the Game:
    Game Ball QB J. Reed 247.7 rating, 16/22, 348 yds, 4 TDs, 11 car, 82 yds​
     
  13. GoGators

    GoGators GT: KSherm

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    #5 UF 24
    #13 FSU 21


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    Gators Find a Way


    The Gators were unable to cover the spread this week against rival FSU, but a win's a win.

    The Gators had control of this game at the start as they led 7-0 at the end of the first thanks to an amazing pitch and catch by J. Reed to A. Debose (highlight below).

    The Seminoles appeared to be slightly rattled for most of the game as their offensive line incurred numerous holding penalties, putting a damper on the FSU running attack. 1st and 15+ are a tough get against the UF defense.

    After both starting QB's got knocked out in the 2nd quarter, FSU's head coach rolled the dice at the wrong time. Backup QB W. Secord came in for relief of E. Manuel and on his first throw he threw it right to All American CB J. Brown for an INT.

    Coming into this game, the Seminoles seemed to make it a point that they wanted to take care of the ball in the passing game. This was evident by Manuel holding the ball a little longer than normal all game resulting in a couple sacks.

    The Gators took advantage of the backup QB's mistake. Working with a short field, HB Brian Wilkinson capped off the 28 yard drive with a 1 yd TD run. Making it 14-0 Gators at the half.

    After an invigorating speech at halftime, the Noles came out fired up. They took the ball 80 yards on their opening drive capped off by a 4 yd TD run by L. Pryor to make it a game again at 14-7.

    The Gators didn't respond well. As Coach KSherm's GF, came down to the sidelines and gave him a kiss good bye following the kick return, the coach appeared distracted. On the next play, QB J. Reed made an illadvised throw right to FSU safety N. Moody.

    The Gators D answered the call though. OLB L. McCray put a huge hit on FSU's running back forcing a fumble and D. Finley recovered it to get the offense the ball back while maintaining its lead.

    The Gators drove the length of the field capping off the drive with a 4 yd TD run by A. Debose.

    FSU would come storming back. E. Manuel led a great drive hooking up with R. Smith for a 10 yd TD to make it 21-14 with two minutes left to play.

    On their ensuing drive, Gators HB Wilkinson got pile drived by FSU's DT on a sweep play forcing a fumble the Noles would recover. With only a short field to work with, the Noles would score again when E. Manuel found W. Haulstead from 4 yds out to knot the game at 21 a piece with 40 seconds remaining.

    The Gators had all 3 of their timeouts remaining. After an 18 yard pass and a 10 yd run by J. Reed, the Gators were almost in FG position. Then, J. Reed was sacked for a 7 yard loss with 15 seconds left. On the next play, J. Reed hooked up with T. Lawerence for 24 yards putting the Gators just into FG range.

    Coach KSherm sent the FG unit out hoping to get the W. Kicker K. Latimer hit it square and let it fly barely inching the ball over the crossbar for the win!

    Great game from Coach Recchem! That was a great sim style game and I'm already looking forward to next seasons rematch when he has to come to the Swamp. Hopefully he won't be bringing L. Pryor with him.

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
    UF
    FSU​
    First Downs
    13​
    13​
    Total Offense
    286​
    278​
    Rushes-Yards-TD
    24-50-2​
    24-61-1​
    Comp-Att-TD
    15-17-1​
    17-23-2​
    Passing Yards
    236​
    217​
    3rd Down Conv
    5-7 (71%)​
    5-9 (55%)​
    Turnovers
    2​
    2​
    T.O.P.
    13:48​
    14:12​


    Players of the Game:
    Game BallOLB L. McCray 9 tkls, 3 tfl, sack, ff

    FSU QB E.J. Manuel, 190.1 rating, 17/22, 217 yds, 2 TDs,​

    http://www.easports.com/media/play/video/17127214
    http://www.easports.com/media/play/video/17127188
    http://www.easports.com/media/play/video/17127238
    http://www.easports.com/media/play/video/17127245
    http://www.easports.com/media/play/video/17127285
     
  14. GoGators

    GoGators GT: KSherm

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    #5 UF 24
    #13 FSU 21


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    Gators Find a Way


    The Gators were unable to cover the spread this week against rival FSU, but a win's a win.

    The Gators had control of this game at the start as they led 7-0 at the end of the first thanks to an amazing pitch and catch by J. Reed to A. Debose (highlight below).

    The Seminoles appeared to be slightly rattled for most of the game as their offensive line incurred numerous holding penalties, putting a damper on the FSU running attack. 1st and 15+ are a tough get against the UF defense.

    After both starting QB's got knocked out in the 2nd quarter, FSU's head coach rolled the dice at the wrong time. Backup QB W. Secord came in for relief of E. Manuel and on his first throw he threw it right to All American CB J. Brown for an INT.

    Coming into this game, the Seminoles seemed to make it a point that they wanted to take care of the ball in the passing game. This was evident by Manuel holding the ball a little longer than normal all game resulting in a couple sacks.

    The Gators took advantage of the backup QB's mistake. Working with a short field, HB Brian Wilkinson capped off the 28 yard drive with a 1 yd TD run. Making it 14-0 Gators at the half.

    After an invigorating speech at halftime, the Noles came out fired up. They took the ball 80 yards on their opening drive capped off by a 4 yd TD run by L. Pryor to make it a game again at 14-7.

    The Gators didn't respond well. As Coach KSherm's GF, came down to the sidelines and gave him a kiss good bye following the kick return, the coach appeared distracted. On the next play, QB J. Reed made an illadvised throw right to FSU safety N. Moody.

    The Gators D answered the call though. OLB L. McCray put a huge hit on FSU's running back forcing a fumble and D. Finley recovered it to get the offense the ball back while maintaining its lead.

    The Gators drove the length of the field capping off the drive with a 4 yd TD run by A. Debose.

    FSU would come storming back. E. Manuel led a great drive hooking up with R. Smith for a 10 yd TD to make it 21-14 with two minutes left to play.

    On their ensuing drive, Gators HB Wilkinson got pile drived by FSU's DT on a sweep play forcing a fumble the Noles would recover. With only a short field to work with, the Noles would score again when E. Manuel found W. Haulstead from 4 yds out to knot the game at 21 a piece with 40 seconds remaining.

    The Gators had all 3 of their timeouts remaining. After an 18 yard pass and a 10 yd run by J. Reed, the Gators were almost in FG position. Then, J. Reed was sacked for a 7 yard loss with 15 seconds left. On the next play, J. Reed hooked up with T. Lawerence for 24 yards putting the Gators just into FG range.

    Coach KSherm sent the FG unit out hoping to get the W. Kicker K. Latimer hit it square and let it fly barely inching the ball over the crossbar for the win!

    Great game from Coach Recchem! That was a great sim style game and I'm already looking forward to next seasons rematch when he has to come to the Swamp. Hopefully he won't be bringing L. Pryor with him.

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
    UF
    FSU​
    First Downs
    13​
    13​
    Total Offense
    286​
    278​
    Rushes-Yards-TD
    24-50-2​
    24-61-1​
    Comp-Att-TD
    15-17-1​
    17-23-2​
    Passing Yards
    236​
    217​
    3rd Down Conv
    5-7 (71%)​
    5-9 (55%)​
    Turnovers
    2​
    2​
    T.O.P.
    13:48​
    14:12​


    Players of the Game:
    Game BallOLB L. McCray 9 tkls, 3 tfl, sack, ff

    FSU QB E.J. Manuel, 190.1 rating, 17/22, 217 yds, 2 TDs,​

    http://www.easports.com/media/play/video/17127214
    http://www.easports.com/media/play/video/17127188
    http://www.easports.com/media/play/video/17127238
    http://www.easports.com/media/play/video/17127245
    http://www.easports.com/media/play/video/17127285
     
  15. GoGators

    GoGators GT: KSherm

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    SEC Championship


    #5 UF 31
    #2 Aub 24



    Gators Win Take 2!!!


    The Gators are once again SEC Champs. They played a tough Auburn team and came out on top in an extremely close game.

    The story of the game was fumbles. UF punt returner Frankie Hammond Jr got stripped inside his own 20 by coach Noles user strip and the Tigers recovered. Giving them a short field to work with, they found the end zone.

    The game continued back and forth until middway through the 4th quarter when UF forced a fumble with Auburn in the red zone. UF would recover and drive the length of the field setting up what would be the game winning TD on 3rd and 6 with under a minute remaining.

    Hard fought game. Great game from Auburn and I'm sure they'll get another crack at the SEC again soon.

    The Tigers and Gators have both ruined each others season this year but at least the Gators got to hoist the hardware in the end.

    The Gators will be rooting big time for a VaTech win in the ACC CG and hoping the pollsters show them some love for knocking off the #2 team in the country and maybe they can sneak in the backdoor of the National Championship game. Fingers crossed. Legend has it, Urban Meyer is extremely good at lobbying. See 2006 for an example.


    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
    UF
    Aub​
    First Downs
    17​
    15​
    Total Offense
    366​
    346​
    Rushes-Yards-TD
    24-78-2​
    28-113-3​
    Comp-Att-TD
    21-28-2​
    11-22-0​
    Passing Yards
    288​
    233​
    3rd Down Conv
    6-9 (66%)​
    7-10 (70%)​
    Turnovers
    1​
    1​
    T.O.P.
    16:31​
    11:29​


    Players of the Game:
    Game Ball QB J. Reed, 184.9, 21/28, 288 yds, 2 TDs
     
  16. GoGators

    GoGators GT: KSherm

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    2012 BCS Champs


    #2 UF 20
    #1 Clemson 13


    Gators are 2012 Champs!!!


    [​IMG]

    Gators serve revenge cold on a platter to end their 2012 season as the BCS champs. This game was a very close game and could have gone either way.

    Clemson struggled in the 1st quarter as returning starter Kyle Parker needed some time to knock off the rust from not playing over the last half of the season. The Gators took advantage and were in firm control in the first quarter. They forced a 3 and out on Clemsons opening possession and scored at ease on their first possession.

    Disaster struck on Clemsons second possession as QB Kyle Parker optioned left and made an ill advised late pitch that was picked off by FS D. Jensen of the Gators. Luckily for the Gators, QB J. Reed gifted it right back throwing an INT.

    The 2nd quarter was a battle as the Gators added 2 field goals, one right before the half, and Clemson got on the board with a TD.

    The Gators opened the 2nd half getting shut down by Clemsons defense for the entire 3rd quarter as Clemson mounted their comeback. The Gators had 3rd and 1 and gave it to HB Wilkinson up the gut only to see him cough it up and Clemson recover. This led to Clemson adding 2 FGs in the 3rd to tie it up at 13 heading into the 4th quarter.

    The 4th quarter is where championships are won, and this game was no different. On the first play of the 4th quarter, 3rd and 12, J. Reed threw a laser in between 4 Clemson players that was caught by O. Hines. The Clemson defenders were so stunned at where Hines came from that they froze and allowed Hines to race 75 yards to pay dirt for what would be the game winning TD.

    Clemson got the ball with 6:50 left in the 4th and went the length of the field with ease looking to tie the game up again. However, once they entered the red zone, the Gators gained their footing. On first down, A. Ellington ran 3 for 3 yards. On 2nd down, Parker hit N. Amos in the flat, but SS Dee Finley was there to break it up. 3rd and 7 from the 15, Parker found his go to man B. McNeal on a hitch route to the left. The Gators secondary reacted quickly and made a great tackle stopping the Tigers short of the first down setting up a 4th and 1 at the 9. On 4th and 1, Clemson looked to Kyle Parker to make a play he had been making all day. The came to the line with 5 wide and looked to connect on a short hitch route. Parker spotted S. Whitaker over the middle and let it fly only to have FS D. Jensen make an amazing play to swat it away at the last second.

    [​IMG]

    The Gators took over possession deep in their own territory with 3:45 remaining. However, Clemson had no timeouts remaining as they used them up to change play calls during the second half. A mistake that would probably cost the Tigers the game. The Gators were able to pickup 2 first downs before being forced to punt with only 7 seconds left in the game and as the fat lady was singing.

    As the Gators began their celebration, you could hear the chants echoing from the stands....

    "S-E-C!!! S-E-C!!! S-E-C!!!"

    It was a great game from the Tigers and coach Beazus. There were many times throughout the 2nd half that I thought he was going to make his comeback and I would be going home with regret and my tail between my legs. Thankfully, the digital Gators stood tall and fought through to get the opportunity to hoist that crystal ball.

    If only this game had been played hours earlier instead of getting delayed by Clemson, the Tigers probably would have won in a landslide as it's being reported that Coach KSherm was severly intoxicated hours before the game by his boss at happy hour. Thankfully for Gator fans, the delay gave the coach enough time to sober up and that surely helped the team today.

    It's also worth noting the games sponsers were also drunk. We played the Rose Bowl BCS game in Miami at the Orange Bowl instead of Pasadena. WTF???

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
    UF
    Clem​
    First Downs
    14​
    14​
    Total Offense
    314​
    272​
    Rushes-Yards-TD
    21-27-1​
    28-106-1​
    Comp-Att-TD
    15-22-1​
    15-24-0​
    Passing Yards
    287​
    166​
    3rd Down Conv
    4-8 (50%)​
    6-11 (45%)​
    Turnovers
    2​
    1​
    T.O.P.
    13:57​
    14:03​


    Players of the Game:
    Game BallFS D. Jensen, 7 tkls, tfl, sack, ff, fr, game winning pass breakup​

    http://www.easports.com/media/play/video/17591906
    http://www.easports.com/media/play/video/17591914
    http://www.easports.com/media/play/video/17591885
    http://www.easports.com/media/play/video/17591945
    http://www.easports.com/media/play/video/17591979
     

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