Gators open the 2013 season with a bang as they head out west to Sun Devil stadium and take the Sun Devils to the wood shed. The Gator coaches kept the players focused choosing to stay in Flagstaff, AZ rather than Tempe so the players wouldn't get distracted by all the hot co eds running around. It proved to be a successful strategy as the Gators came out and dominated from the get go to. #1 UF 63 #20 ASU 7 This Gators team really does have some firepower. QB Tom Richardson racked up 5 passing TDs in the first three quarters and watched from the bench with the rest of the starters for the entire 4th frame. Richardson finished with 335.9 rating, 16/17 passing for 293 yds and 5 TDs. He also added 6 carries for 15 on the ground. New starting HB Lionel Fields looked very sharp today picking up 99 yds on 17 carries. The first time a Gator back has averaged over 5 ypc in a game.....ever maybe? The Gator backfield did get stung though as backup SR Mack Brown went down awkwardly in the 3rd quarter and early reports are that he has broken his elbow and will be out for the season. That's a tough loss as the Gators really had big plans for Brown this season. Things didn't get much better for the Sun Devils when the backups came on as QB Nick Dickens showed what all the fuss is about and why there just may be a QB competition going on in Gainesville. Dickens racked up a 774.4 rating going 2/2 for 82 yds and 2 TDs. Connecting with freshman WR Jonathon Carter for a 63 yd strike on one of them. Dickens best play may have been on an option keeper where he pulled it in and out ran the entire Devils defense for a 72 yd TD. That boy is fast! The defense had a productive day, but the talent gap between the Devils and the Gators was too large. Doug Fluties #1 fan, QB Brian Davis #33 hahahaha, was seeing blue all day as he went 9/24. The receivers were pretty well blanketed and the pass rush was able to keep him unsettled all game long. Next up the Gators travel to South Beach to take on the #16 Hurricanes and coach Hova.