GAME OF THE WEEK - 2011 WEEK 7 #1 Florida vs #2 Virginia Tech This is a huge mid-season game that captures the essence of what Southern Exposure is about. A SEC vs ACC game that has huge BCS, recruiting, National Championship and of course bragging rights at stake. On to the match-ups. Florida is smack in the middle of a ridiculous 5-user game stretch. 3-0 so far but LSU might have exposed some weaknesses. Offense - The players were pointed out last week so lets get into some stats... PPG - 42.6, number 4 in the nation. This is a quick strike offense. teams have shut the run game down but inevitably get burned by Brantley. 8 - The # of rushes by WR, this spread comes from all angles. 73.8% - The QB's completion percentage! Can anyone slow down Brantley? To put it simply, this offense might by unstoppable. Defense - 3 sacks per game - Can Ju JU avoid the rush? 96 - Total points allowed after 5 games. Very good considering the 3 user games. 2 takeaways per game. Combine this number with their quick striking offense and it spells trouble V-tech gets a chance to prove they're an elite team by knocking of the Sec's top team. This team's offense looks to show off at home and remain atop the NCAA scoring leaders. Offense - Ju Ju Clayton has the ability to lead his team to victory, he also could be their downfall. Clayton has a 9/8 TD-Int ratio. But the guy has thrown for 425 yds/game! If he can play his best game of this young season, Florida might have to play from behind for once. RB Ryan Williams has 7 TDs and is very tough to tackle on first contact. Jarrett Boykin looks to improve his draft stock as he has already caught 6 TDs. Defense - This group has yet to force a fumble and has just 4 INT's. However they tackle well from all positions. ROLB JR Jake Johnson leads the team with 37 Tackles and a sack. The big DT Kwamaine Battle has 8 tackles for a loss, this doesn't bode well for UF's ground game. If this group can cover down field, Brantley will be forced to make a 3rd or 4th read, something he was not able to well in the 2nd half vs LSU. Key player VT - Ju Ju Taylor will be the key factor in this one. If his TD/INT ration is positive, the Hokies win. UF - Jeremy Brown - 6 DEFL this season. This guy is a lock down corner, If he contains Boykin they should be able to dismantle Ju Ju. However, he gives up 4" and is not nearly as strong. This is a great match-up. Final thoughts - I am not sure VT has the speed in the secondary to slow Florida. However, I dont think UF will do much to stop Ju JU (That name is catchy ain't it) with that big O-line in front of him. Home field advantage will play a huge roll in this one.