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    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6
    Year Record Con Rank BCS Rank Off MVP Def MVP
    2010-2011 10-4 2 19 Brantley Marsh
    2011-2012 10-4 2 18 Brantley Jan. Jenkins
    2012-2013


    Schedule 2011-2012
    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5
    Week Opponent Result Offensive MVP Defensive MVP
    1 at Colorado W 40-10 Ali Jer. Brown
    2 vs Nebraska (Beazus) W 27-21 Gillislee Evans
    3 Bye
    4 at Tennessee W 47-30 Ali/Parks Evans
    5 vs Kentucky Ali/Debose Powell
    6 vs LSU
    7 vs South Carolina
    8 at Georgia (in Jacksonville)
    9 vs Auburn
    10 at Ole Miss
    11 at Vanderbilt
    12 vs West Virginia (Hippo)
    13 at Florida State (Knight)
    14 Bye
    15 Bye
    C TBA
    B TBA


    Recruiting Tracker - 5-star recruits signed:
    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6 Column 7 Column 8 Column 9
    Class Name Pos. Rank Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Career Stats
    10-11 Eddie West T #1 80 :RS: 84
    10-11 Antonio Jones WR #1 80 :RS: 83
    10-11 Josh Manning QB #2 81 86
    10-11 Ryne Harris HB #1 80 :RS: 84
    10-11 Joe Smith OLB #1 80 85
    10-11 Bobby Thomas HB #2 81 85
    10-11 Marques Brown G #1 80 87
    11-12 Sammie Moore ATH #3 82


    Team History
    2010-2011
    * Rushing game leads to blow-out victory against Nebraska (Beazus)
    * Back to back losses against Alabama (Perry) and LSU (CPU) put conference championship berth in jeopardy
    * Choked away lead against Florida State (Knight) and lost in overtime
    * Choked away lead against Alabama (Perry) and lost by 1 point
    * Win over Iowa (CPU) in Capital One Bowl
    * Final BCS ranking = #19

    2011-2012
    * Shootout loss to Nebraska on a last second field goal
    * Balanced offense and strong defense allow Gators to upset reigning National Champion Alabama
    * Early turnovers doom Florida's chances against West Virginia in Morgantown
    * Defense can't make enough stops and Gators fall to eventual National Champion Florida State
    * The Gators can't pull off a second win against Alabama and fall in conference championship game
    * Florida bounces back against Michigan with a solid offensive and defensive performance

    2012-2013
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    Florida Gators Hall of Fame
    2010-2011 - None
    2011-2012 - John Brantley (QB), Chris Rainey (WR) and Janoris Jenkins (CB)
     
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    2010-2011 Season Preview

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    Overview
    Florida put together a terrific season last year but lost in conference championship to Alabama. They rebounded nicely in the Sugar Bowl by trouncing Cincinnati. This year the team hopes to take back the conference crown, but they have a lot of talent to replace. The biggest piece they will need to replace is local legend Tim Tebow (#25 overall pick NFL Draft). Tebow was the Florida offense last season so his loss will have a big impact on the team. John Brantley is tasked with replacing Tebow and in spring practices Brantley seemed ready for that task. The Gators also need to replace many players on defense, including field general Brandon Spikes (2nd round draft pick) and star cornerback Joe Haden (#7 overall pick).

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    Offense
    Brantley’s progress will be the key for the Florida offense. He is a different style quarterback than Tebow so the Florida coaching staff implemented more pro style formations into the playbook. Joining Brantley in the backfield will be speedster Jeff Demps, a top collegiate track star. Demps is one of the most dangerous football players in space. With the new offensive system he will be expected to carry more of the load. Brantley also has talent on the outside, including Deonte Thompson and Chris Rainey at the wide receivers spots. The team also will need Desmond Parks to step up and replace Aaron Hernandez (4th round pick). As for the offensive line, this may be Florida’s most talented unit on the offensive side. Maurkice Pouncey (18th overall pick) is gone but his brother Mike is expected to anchor this year’s unit.

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    Defense
    This unit lost a lot of its big name players but still has loads of talent. Gone are Spikes, Haden, Jermaine Cunningham (2nd round pick) and Carlos Dunlap (2nd round pick). Senior Justin Trattou and Junior William Green will take over for Cunningham and Dunlap at the defensive end spots. Their strength and speed should help Florida get pressure on opposing quarterbacks. At linebacker the Gators have some talent but need to figure out which personnel work together. Brandon Hicks, Jonathon Bostic, AJ Jones, and Jelani Jenkins are expected to compete for the starting positions at linebacker. Backing them up will be a very talented secondary led by Senior Ahmad Black. Janoris Jenkins is tasked with replacing Joe Haden and the junior will be expected to improve on his career 5 interceptions. Jeremy Brown is expected to start at the other cornerback position and Will Hill is the projected starter at free safety.

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    Expectations
    Most teams would need to rebuild after losing this amount of talent, but not Florida. The team was so deep last season that this team is expected to win immediately. The Gators also landed one of the best recruiting classes in college football history this offseason and some of the freshman may make an immediate impact on this team. This season Florida will face defending national champion Alabama in the regular season, so teams could potentially meet twice this season. Florida also will need to beat rival Florida State, a team returning a lot of its top talent from last season.

    Projected Offensive MVP: Jeff Demps

    Projected Defensive MVP: Brandon Hicks
     
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    2010-2011 Florida Gators

    Column 1
    Position Name Class Redshirt Avail OVR Rating Notes
    Quarterbacks
    1 Brantley JR N 87 Early entry candidate
    2 Reed SO Y 79 Young star
    3 Burton FR Y 66
    Halfback
    1 Demps JR Y 92 Early entry candidate
    2 Moody SR Y 87
    3 Gillislee SO Y 78 Young star
    4 Brown FR Y 77 Redshirt this season
    Fullback
    1 Wilks JR Y 75
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    Wide Receiver
    1 Thompson JR N 89 Early entry candidate
    2 Rainey JR N 88 Early entry candidate
    3 Hines SO N 85
    4 Moore SR N 85
    5 Williams SR N 81
    6 Debose FR N 80 Young star
    Tight End
    1 Parks FR N 78
    2 Christian FR Y 76 Young star
    Left Tackle
    1 Nixon SO Y 86
    2 Green FR Y 77 Young star
    Left Guard
    1 Johnson SR N 92
    2 Young SO N 84
    Center
    1 Pouncey SR Y 96
    2 Robey SO N 84 Young star
    Right Guard
    1 Wilson JR N 85
    2 Hurt SR N 80
    Right Tackle
    1 Gilbert SR N 88
    2 Patchan JR Y 78
    Left DE
    1 Trattou SR Y 90
    2 Okine SO N 81
    Defensive Tackle
    1 Marsh SR N 91
    2 Howard JR N 89
    3 Hunter SO N 89
    4 Sanders SR N 89
    Right DE
    1 Powell FR Y 84
    2 Green JR Y 82
    Right Outside LB
    1 Hicks SR Y 87
    2 Finley SO Y 84
    Middle LB
    1 Je. Jenkins FR N 87
    2 Bostic SO Y 84 Transfer candidate
    3 Taylor FR Y 70
    Left Outside LB
    1 Jones SR N 88
    2 Edwards SR Y 82
    Cornerback
    1 Ja. Jenkins JR Y 91 Early entry candidate
    2 Brown SO N 83
    3 M. Jenkins SR Y 83
    4 Shaw FR Y 78 Young star
    5 Riggs FR Y 75 Redshirt this season
    Free Safety
    1 Hill JR Y 91 Early entry candidate
    2 Evans SO Y 78
    Strong Safety
    1 Black SR Y 93
    2 Elam FR Y 79 Young star
    Kicker
    1 Sturgis JR Y 88
    Punter
    1 Henry SR Y 88
     
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    Week 1

    Florida 21
    Miami 18

    The opening match for Florida pitted the Gators against the rival Miami Hurricanes. Florida came away with a victory but they had to fight for this win. The first game in the post-Tebow era did not go well for Brantley and the Florida offense. Brantley did make some big plays in the passing game but he struggled at consistently moving the chains. Florida managed just 14 first downs in this game. Rainey and Hines were the recipients on the big plays for Florida's offense, each catching a TD pass of 60 yards or longer. The other big problem for Florida was defensive pressure, the offensive line allowed 5 sacks and Brantley was under pressure most of this game. On the ground the Gators were led by speedster Demps but Miami never allowed him to make any game breaking plays. Demps finished with 63 yards on 13 carries.

    Defensively the Gators played strong against the pass, 107 yards allowed, but were beaten by the Miami run game, 164 yards. Cooper grabbed most of those yards, totaling 157 yards rushing in the game. The play that preserved the Florida win was an interception touchdown by senior linebacker Brandon Hicks. The touchdown gave Florida a 2 score lead and they were just barely able to make sure that lead would hold.

    Next up for Florida is a matchup with the Nebraska Cornhuskers. After the game the Florida coach stated his team would see extra time in practice to prepare for this match.

    Offensive Player of the Game: Hines 5 receptions 117 yards 1 TD

    Defensive Player of the Game: Hicks 3 tackles (2 solo, 1 assist), 1 interception and 1 TD
     
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    Week 8

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    Florida 59
    Mississippi State 9

    Florida Gators finally get back into the win column. The team came out with extra motivation after back to back losses. While not a perfect game the offense and defense finally played a complete game for the the first time in a few weeks. Lets get the bad out of the way now, Florida lost the turnover battle 3-1 thanks to 3 interceptions (2 for Brantley and 1 for Reed). The defense also could have grabbed a few more picks but they did force a lot of punts by Mississippi State.

    Now to the good part of the game and most of that was on the offensive side. This was the most balanced attack by Florida this season. The Gators rushed for 320 yards and passed for 361 yards. Moody, not Demps, led the way on the ground. He had a huge game, especially in the second half. Moody rushed for 166 yards on 9 carries, scoring 3 touchdowns. Demps was slowed down by the Bulldogs defense most of the game, rushing for just 26 yards on 11 carries. His final carry would make his stats look better, he broke an 80 yard TD early in the second half. Brantley had his best game passing of the season, throwing 4 TD passes and 258 yards. Hines was on the receiving end of 2 TD passes, including the leaping grab shown below. Thompson and Rainey caught the other touchdown passes. As for the defense, Florida didn't grab picks but they played amazing defense on the pass. Mississippi State QB Relf finished 8-29 The rush defense was also improved, giving up just 63 yards on 17 carries to starting HB Elliot.

    Next game for Florida is an out of conference game against Virginia followed by the battle with rival Georgia. Hopefully the performance in this game will carry over in those upcoming matches.

    Offensive Player of the Game: Moody 9 carries 166 yards 3 TD

    Defensive Player of the Game: (Coming Soon, Dynasty Wire sucks at defensive stats)

    Scoring Summary
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    04:15 TD Florida Deonte Thompson WR #6 13 yard pass from John Brantley QB #12
    03:32 TD Florida Omarius Hines WR #82 23 yard pass from John Brantley QB #12
    00:52 TD Florida Omarius Hines WR #82 25 yard pass from John Brantley QB #12
    Second Quarter
    06:26 FG Florida Caleb Sturgis K #19 48 yard field goal
    01:07 TD Mississippi State Marcus Green TE #32 12 yard pass from Chris Relf QB #14
    00:10 TD Florida Chris Rainey WR #3 38 yard pass from John Brantley QB #12
    Third Quarter
    07:44 TD Florida Jeff Demps HB #2 80 yard rush
    01:53 FG Mississippi State Sean Brauchie K #37 53 yard field goal
    01:37 TD Florida Emmanuel Moody HB #21 75 yard rush
    Forth Quarter
    05:38 TD Florida Emmanuel Moody HB #21 10 yard rush
    02:25 TD Florida Emmanuel Moody HB #21 10 yard rush

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    Despite the score this wasn't a great game for the Florida offense. Brantley struggled and he threw 3 interceptions. On the bright side he did pass for 200 yards and a pair of touchdowns but it took 33 attempts, 17 incomplete passes. Demps also struggled, gaining just 28 yards on the ground (6 carries) and 35 yards through the air (3 receptions). There wasn't any real stars on the Florida offense but Hines did catch both touchdown passes. Justin Williams and Mike Gillislee also did some damage late in the game, combining for 129 yards or 13 carries. They each scored a touchdown in this game.

    The defensive side played much better for Florida and this was probably the best game for the team all season. Virginia managed less than 150 yards offense and the Gators forced 5 turnovers (3 fumbles, 2 interceptions). Josh Evans picked up a fumble on a kick return and he returned it for a TD. Later in the game Ahmad Black jumped a route and scored an easy touchdown. It seems the secondary was not satisfied with the coach's most recent comments on the that group's performance.

    The Gators travel north to Jacksonville for a rivalry match against Georgia. The Gators also have several important matches that will determine if the team gets a berth in SEC Championship game.

    Offensive Player of the Game: Hines 3 receptions 38 yards 2 TD

    Defensive Player of the Game: Black 1 tackle 1 interception 1 fumble forced 1 touchdown

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6
    1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
    FLA 3 24 17 14 58
    VIR 0 3 0 0 3


    First Quarter
    05:00 FG Florida Caleb Sturgis K #19 39 yard field goal
    Second Quarter
    05:49 TD Florida Omarius Hines WR #82 22 yard pass from John Brantley QB #12
    05:43 TD Florida Josh Evans FS #24 16 yard fumble
    02:09 FG Virginia Robert Randolph K #3 26 yard field goal
    01:10 FG Florida Caleb Sturgis K #19 50 yard field goal
    00:18 TD Florida Omarius Hines WR #82 5 yard pass from John Brantley QB #12
    Third Quarter
    06:36 FG Florida Caleb Sturgis K #19 50 yard field goal
    06:30 TD Florida Ahmad Black SS #35 17 yard interception
    03:36 TD Florida Mike Gillislee HB #23 8 yard rush
    Forth Quarter
    06:33 TD Florida Justin Williams WR #5 39 yard rush
    01:21 TD Florida Frankie Hammond Jr WR #85 5 yard rush
     
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    Florida traveled to Jacksonville for its annual meeting with rival Georgia. The Gators got some big plays from the offense and defense in this blowout victory. On Florida's first play from scrimmage backup halfback Moody caught the option pitch and ran it for a 72 yard touchdown. Georgia answered back with a Caleb King rush TD and then took the 14-10 lead after a Demps fumble led to a defensive TD. Florida did not trail for long. After the kickoff and a penalty the Gators answered back. Georgia blitzed the house leaving Moore wide open and he went 91 yards for the TD. The lead would be extended on Georgia's next offensive play. Safety Hill picked off a pass and returned it for a touchdown. A Brantley to Parks TD pass was the final Florida TD in the first half. The Gators went into half with a 31-17 lead and it only got worse for Georgia. A couple touchdowns by the Gators in the third quarter and the starters were pulled from the game.

    Brantley led the team on the offensive side of the ball. He had a very efficient game, completing 13 of 17 passes for 304 yards and the 2 touchdowns. Moore was Brantley's favorite target. He finished with 4 receptions for 150 yards, including the 91 yard TD reception. Moody ended up leading Florida in rushing for this game, gaining 121 yards and 2 touchdowns. Demps added 72 yards and a score.

    On the defensive side the Gators finally grabbed some interceptions. Hill grabbed the interception TD mentioned above and Moses Jenkins grabbed his first 2 picks of the season. All 3 interceptions thrown by Georgia were from the arm of backup QB Gray. The Bulldog's starting QB Murray was knocked out of the game early and he is expected to miss a few more weeks.

    Next up for Florida is key conference games against Vanderbilt and South Carolina. If the Gators win out their conference schedule they will go to conference championship. A loss could open that spot for another team.

    Offensive player of the game: Brantley 13-17 304 yards 2 TD/0 INT

    Defensive player of the game: M. Jenkins 2 tackles 2 interceptions 2 deflections 1 defensive TD
     
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    Florida was the heavy favorite and they bullied Vanderbilt in this match. Brantley was the biggest bully on the field and he had his best game of the season. He completed nearly every pass he threw (19-22) and he had a ridiculous 19.7 yards per completion. Of the 19 completions, 3 went for touchdowns to little guy Rainey. This was the best game ever for Rainey as the former HB caught 8 passes for 227 yards, averaging 28 yards per catch. The Florida offense didn't run much while the starters were on the field so Demps got just 6 carries in the game, gaining just 20 yards. Backups Moody and Gillislee outgained Demps in this match.

    On the defensive side the Gators did not give up many points but the Commodores did gain some yards. Larry Smith threw a couple picks but he also completed 15 passes for 194 yards and a TD. The Vandy HB Stacy also had a good game, carrying it 11 times for 142 yards. He got most of these yards on one play against the backups, busting an 83 yarder up the middle of the Florida defense. The Gators did force some turnovers, a total of 4 including 2 picks by Jeremy Brown. Moses Jenkins also picked off a pass, his third in the past 2 games, and he forced a fumble. Jenkins also led the team with 6 solo tackles. The fumble forced by Jenkins was recovered by Shaw on a kickoff coverage.

    Next up for Florida is a rivalry match with South Carolina. A win will secure a berth in the conference championship. Following that game the Gators rest up for a week before another battle with the Florida State Seminoles.

    Offensive Player(s) of the Game: John Brantley 19-22 376 yards 3 TD/0 INT and Chris Rainey 8 receptions 227 yards 3 TD

    Defensive Player(s) of the Game: Moses Jenkins 6 solo tackles 1 interception 1 fumble forced and Jeremy Brown 4 solo tackles 2 interceptions

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6
    Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
    UF 14 35 0 13 62
    Vandy 0 0 7 7 14


    Scoring Summary

    First Quarter
    03:20 TD Florida Jeff Demps HB #2 1 yard rush
    02:03 TD Florida Chris Rainey WR #3 22 yard pass from John Brantley QB #12
    Second Quarter
    05:50 TD Florida Deonte Thompson WR #6 9 yard rush
    02:24 TD Florida Jeff Demps HB #2 4 yard rush
    02:17 TD Florida Joshua Shaw CB #29 15 yard fumble
    00:23 TD Florida Chris Rainey WR #3 53 yard pass from John Brantley QB #12
    00:00 TD Florida Chris Rainey WR #3 50 yard pass from John Brantley QB #12
    Third Quarter
    07:34 TD Vanderbilt Udom Umoh WR #23 18 yard pass from Larry Smith QB #10
    Forth Quarter
    06:36 FG Florida Caleb Sturgis K #19 40 yard field goal
    01:57 FG Florida Caleb Sturgis K #19 42 yard field goal
    01:43 TD Vanderbilt Zac Stacy HB #21 83 yard rush
    00:11 TD Florida Mike Gillislee HB #23 35 yard rush
     
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    Florida Gators 2010-2011 Season Recap

    Florida entered the season with high expectations despite the loss of several key players from the 2009-2010 team. The big question mark coming into the season was how John Brantley would fill in for Florida legend Tim Tebow. Brantley played well this season and the season started off well for Florida. A win against Nebraska was the highlight of the early part of the season but things fell apart in week 5. That is when Florida took on defending champs Alabama and the Tide rolled over Florida. The impact from that loss carried over to week 6 and Florida had a stunning loss to then 1-4 LSU. Florida rolled up a few wins after that loss but then came a match with Florida State. The Gators had a 2 score lead going into the fourth quarter but the lead would not hold. FSU tied it up in regulation and then won the game in the first overtime. Another loss to Alabama in conference championship added to the woes of the Gator faithful. In that match Florida kept it close but could not score when it mattered. They lost to the eventual back-to-back championships and booked a trip to the Capital One Bowl. Florida took out some frustrations on Iowa in a 45-9 victory.

    In positive news Florida did put together an impressive recruiting class. The team is currently ranked #1 for the second straight season, though that could change in final weeks of offseason. Six :5stars: prospects have signed with Florida, mostly on offensive side of the ball. Florida also got good news when Brantley and Demps passed on NFL Draft to return for their senior seasons. Brantley passed for 3,400 yards this past season and Demps rushed for over 1,000 yards. Brantley's return also gives Florida time to groom his eventual successor, :5stars: recruit Josh Manning. Demps and Chris Rainey returning gives Florida 2 dangerous weapons that can score from any place on the field.

    Looking to next season Florida should be loaded on the offensive side of the ball. The team only loses #4 and #5 wide receivers at skill positions and has plenty of depth at that position to fill those spots. The line will be a slight downgrade but should be servicable. On defensive side the Gators lose a couple starters on defensive line and both outside linebackers, but the secondary is mostly intact. Recruits from past recruiting classes should help fill voids left by graduating players. The defensive line is probably the deepest position on this team.
     
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    Florida finalized its recruiting class and the school came away with an impressive haul. The Gators led the nation with 7 :5stars: recruits signed this season. The offense got the major overhaul as 6 of 7 signings were on that side of the ball. QB Josh Manning step in for Brantley after this season. The Gators already have plenty of young talent at WR but still signed the #1 WR Antonio Jones. Florida also added a pair of top backs, Ryne Harris and Bobby Thomas will be competing for carries over the next few seasons. the offensive line also got a major overhaul with the #1 tackle Eddie West and #1 guard Marques Brown. Florida also added a few :4stars: at that position including Will Whitaker (T #3), George Huston (C #2) and Tom Smith (G #14).

    On defense the top player was Joe Smith, the #1 outside linebacker. They also added :4stars: linebackers Darryl Frye, Joe O'Conner and Timothy Fields. The defensive line also got a few new players at end. Derrek Jordan and Seth White give the Gators some depth at that position. :4stars: Jon Bell was the only player signed in the secondary so that maybe an area of focus for next season.

    "Coach Brave stated, overall we are pleased with the group we signed. This class along with the 09-10 class gives the Gators a solid foundation for the future. Next year we will look to continue the strong effort in recruiting and focus on a few key areas that are in need of improvement."
     
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    Florida 2010-2011 Season Preview

    No one is Gainesville is happy with the 4-loss season Florida suffered last season. Alabama handed Florida a pair of losses last season and the teams will likely face off twice this season. The Gators also lost to rival Florida State after choking away a lead. The other loss was to LSU and that one may have been the most shocking. No one expected the Gators to lose to 1-4 LSU and the Tigers finished the season at 6-6.

    With Brantley, Demps and Rainey returning the offense is expected to be very strong. Brantley passed for 3,424 yards last season and he threw for 29 touchdowns. He will need to cut down on his 14 interceptions and improve his 57% completion percentage. Demps also had a productive season, rushing for 1,176 yards and 12 TD. He was non-existent in games against Bama and he will need to perform better this season. As for the receivers Florida has its top 3 back from last season in Rainey, Thompson and Hines. The trio combined for just under 2,000 yards receiving and 20 touchdowns. Florida did lose offensive lineman Carl Johnson and Mike Pouncey, both were selected in first round, but depth on roster should fill those positions.

    On the defensive side of the ball the Gators did suffer some big losses. Lawrence Marsh, Ahmad Black, Justin Trattou, AJ Jones and Brandon Hicks all graduated this past season. The loss of Jones and Hicks leaves the linebacker core with just one returning starter, Jelani Jenkins. Dee Finley and Johnathon Bostic will fill those spots. The defensive line should be strong, even with Marsh and Trattou, thanks to depth at that position. Ronald Powell and Jaye Howard are expected to be leaders on that unit. The secondary returns most of its players but the big question mark is how Matt Elam fills the role vacated by Black. Elam is still just a true sophomore but he needs to have a big season at strong safety.

    Florida has a few freshman who are expected to make an impact this season. The first is Josh Manning who will backup Brantley at QB and could see field in certain formations. At defensive tackle redshirt freshman Dominique Easley and Sharrif Floyd are expected to see some playing time this season. True freshman Joe Smith is expected to be primary backup at outside linebacker and redshirt freshman Cody Riggs will fill the role of dime cornerback.



    Column 1
    Position Name Class Redshirt Avail OVR Rating Notes
    Quarterbacks
    1 Brantley SR N 87
    2 Reed JR Y 82
    3 Manning FR Y 81 Need to develop
    Halfback
    1 Demps SR Y 95
    2 Gillislee JR Y 82
    3 Thomas FR Y 81 Redshirt this season
    4 Harris FR Y 80 Redshirt this season
    Fullback
    1 Wilks SR Y 77
    Wide Receiver
    1 Thompson SR N 93
    2 Rainey SR N 92
    3 Hines SO N 88
    4 Debose SO N 82
    5 Dunkley FR N 80 Need to develop
    6 Hammond Jr. JR N 80
    Tight End
    1 Parks SO N 79
    2 Christian SO Y 77 Need to develop
    Left Tackle
    1 Nixon JR Y 90
    2 West FR Y 80 Need to develop
    Left Guard
    1 Young JR N 88
    2 Brown FR Y 80 Need to develop
    Center
    1 Robey JR N 86
    2 Huston SO Y 80 Need to develop
    Right Guard
    1 Wilson SR N 87
    2 Alajajian SO N 82 Need to develop
    Right Tackle
    1 Patchan JR N 84
    2 C. Green FR N 81 Need to develop
    Left DE
    1 W. Green SR Y 84
    2 Okine JR N 83
    Defensive Tackle
    1 Howard SR N 94
    2 Hunter JR N 92
    3 Easley FR N 86 Need to develop
    4 Floyd FR N 85 Need to develop
    Right DE
    1 Powell SO Y 87
    2 Lemmens JR Y 82
    Right Outside LB
    1 Bostic JR Y 85
    2 Smith FR Y 80 Need to develop
    Middle LB
    1 Je. Jenkins SO N 90
    2 Fields FR Y 74 Redshirt this season
    3 O'Conner FR Y 74 Need to develop
    Left Outside LB
    1 Finley JR Y 86
    2 Ajagbe FR N 75
    Cornerback
    1 Ja. Jenkins SR Y 94
    2 Brown JR N 87
    3 Shaw SO Y 82
    4 Riggs FR N 78 Need to develop
    5 Watkins FR N 75
    Free Safety
    1 Hill SR Y 94
    2 Evans JR Y 78
    Strong Safety
    1 Elam SO Y 83
    2 Haden FR N 78 Need to develop
    Kicker
    1 Sturgis SR Y 92
    Punter
    1 Grant JR Y 77
     
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    Season 2 - Week 1

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    Florida makes a statement to open the season, decimating rival Miami 69-14. Most of the credit can go to the defense. The front 7 brought pressure and forced numerous mistakes for Jacory Harris. The Hurricanes' QB had 6 turnovers in this game and he was sacked 3 times. Jon Bostic forced 2 of the 3 sacks and he also grabbed an interception touchdown in this game. Joshua Shaw got an interception touchdown but his was from 101 yards. He added another interception late in the game. Evans grabbed the third and final pick six for Florida.

    On the offensive side Florida did not play its best football. Brantley passed for just 129 yards on 10-20 passing. Demps didn't really get involved much in offensive play calling but he did manage 7 carries for 41 yards and a TD. The stars on offense were the reserves. Backup QB Josh Manning scored a couple short TD on goal line plays and then broke a long TD run after starters were pulled. The true freshman finished with 10 carries 103 yards rushing and 4 touchdowns. Redhsirt freshman Mack Brown had the longest offensive play for Florida, breaking an 80 yard run late in the game.

    Next up for Florida is a trip to Lincoln to take on Nebraska. The Gators beat the Huskers last season but Nebraska has improved greatly since that match. The Huskers ended up beating Texas in conference championship and the destroyed Boise State in the Fiesta Bowl. Florida will need to fix offensive problems if they want to win that game.

    Highlights on Dynasty Wire:
    - Bostic interception TD (off deflection)
    - Shaw interception TD (101 yards)
    - 52 yard option TD by Manning
    - Evans interception TD
    - Brown 80 yard TD run on wildcat play

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    Offensive Player of the Game: Josh Manning 2-4 9 yards; 10 carries 103 yards

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    Defensive Player of the Game: Jon Bostic 7 tackles (5 solo, 2 atk) 4 tackles for loss 2 sacks 1 interception 1 TD and Joshua Shaw 3 tackles (2 solo, 1 atk) 2 interceptions 2 deflections 1 TD
     
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    Week 2

    Nebraska 34
    Florida 31

    Another tough loss for Gator faithful. A pick six and an early fumble cost the team a chance in this game. The game was close despite those mistakes but there would be zero defensive stops in the second half and Nebraska had more possessions. Brantley finished 20-23 for 355 2/2 but Green nearly equaled him. The leading receivers were WR Hines (FLA) and TE Cotton (Neb) who both went over 150 yards receiving in this game. The game came down to the last possession. After Brantley passed for his second TD, Nebraska got ball with just over 2 minutes left. They made some big plays and got in field goal range with 2 seconds left. They made the iced field goal and walked away victorious.

    Offensive Player of the Game: Omarius Hines 8 receptions 162 yards 1 TD

    Defensive Player of the Game: Jaye Howard 4 tackles 2 sacks 1 fumble forced

    Week 3

    Florida 51
    Tennessee 21

    The game started well for Florida as they made a couple stops and scored a couple touchdowns. The first momentum swing occurred at the end the 1st quarter. Josh Manning threw an interception in end zone, giving Tennessee the ball at their own 1. They managed to drive the entire field to cut the lead in half. They continued to roll in the second quarter and during that time Florida missed 2 field goal attempts. At half the score was 24-21 in favor of Florida.

    The locker room speech by the Florida coach was not pleasant and a lot of 4-letter words were tossed around. The speech seemed to work as the Florida defense came back motivated and the offense started to get points out of their many opportunities. The Gators stomped a mud hole in Tennessee for the entire second half, beating the 27-0 over that time. Brantley was the main reason for the points. He finished with a school record 465 yards and 3 TD passes. Demps didn't have a big game but he managed 81 yards and a couple touchdowns. Leading the receiving core were Hines (7 catches 137 yards) and Debose (7 catches 127 yards). Each caught a TD pass.

    Next up for Florida is a match with Auburn. Florida is not overlooking Auburn despite the upcoming match with their big brother Alabama. The Auburn game will take place in Auburn and Cameron Newton is a very dangerous weapon for the Tigers. They also have a dangerous duo of backs in McCaleb and Dyer, but Dyer is expected to miss the game with an ACL injury.

    Offensive Player of the Game: Brantley 25-41 465 yards 3 TD/1 INT

    Defensive Player of the Game: Hunter 5 tackles (3 solo, 2 atk) 3 tackles for loss 2 sacks

    Week 4

    Florida 41
    Auburn 3

    The victory comes with a much greater loss. Florida will be without senior tailback Jeff Demps, who messed up his shoulder on a short run. This is the second season ending injury for Florida this season with outside linebacker Dee Finley going down against Tennessee.

    Coach Bravejaf said, "I don't think these opening weeks could have gone any worse for the team. The injuries are going to make it very difficult for the team with the tougher part of the schedule coming up."

    Going back to the Auburn game the Gators played well on both sides of the ball. The defense didn't make many big plays but made enough key stops to hold the Tigers without a touchdown. The defense did force 2 turnovers, a fumble and an interception. True freshman linebacker Joe O'Conner picked off his first career path after the starters were pulled late in the game. On offense it wasn't a great game for Florida but it was a solid effort. John Brantley had another good outing passing for 324 yards and 2 TD. Freshman Josh Manning also saw some action and he led the team in rushing yards with 62, including a 25 yard TD. Mack Brown and Mike Gillislee also had rushing touchdowns in this game.

    Next up for Florida is the toughest part of the Gators regular season. They play #1 Alabama in Gainesville this week. The Tide contributed to 2 of 4 losses for Florida last season. The Gators then travel to the bayou to get some revenge on LSU. That stretch does not get easier as Florida then plays at West Virginia before going to Jacksonville to take on the rival Georgia Bulldogs.

    Offensive Player of the Game: John Brantley 20-33 324 yards 2 TD/0 INT

    Defensive Player of the Game: Omar Hunter 4 tackles 3 tackles for loss 1 sack
     
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    Week 5

    Alabama came into The Swamp with a perfect record since coach Perry took over the squad. This included 2 wins against the Gators last season, so Florida was determined not to let that streak extend to 3. Coming into the game the big question is how Florida would fare without Jeff Demps, who is out for the season after the Auburn game. This put the offensive game plan squarely on the arm of John Brantley and he was up to the challenge.

    The game was tied up at 10-10 going into the half but Florida would dominate most of the second half. Brantley would pass for his second TD pass of the game to open up the half. Desmond Parks caught the pass and hurdled a defender on his way to the end zone. The Gators defense made the 7 point lead hold up until late in the 4th quarter. With the opportunity to extend the lead Brantley rolled out and found an open Parks. Parks caught the pass and broke a bunch of tackles on his way to the end zone. Alabama got within scoring range late in the game but were stopped on 4th down. The Tide didn't have enough time to make up the two score lead.

    A lot of the credit for for the win goes to Florida's pass defense, with some assistance from Bama QB AJ McCarron. AJ had an uncharacteristically bad game completing just 13 of 31 passes and throwing an interception that allowed Florida to extend the lead. Trent Richardson cannot be blamed for the loss as he was a monster in this match. He carried it just 15 times for 122 yards, an average of 8.1 yards per carry.

    Next up for Florida is another opportunity for revenge. The Gators will travel to Death Valley and take on LSU. The Gators plan to make this game a highlight film for the offense and defense. Things do not get easier for Florida as they take on West Virginia in week 7 and Georgia in week 8.

    Offensive player of the game: Brantley 13-17 225 3/0 and Parks 4 receptions 118 yards 2 TD

    Defensive player of the game: William Green 4 tackles (4 solo) 2 tackles for loss 1 pass deflection

    Scoring Summary:

    First Quarter
    05:16 FG Florida Caleb Sturgis K #19 49 yard field goal
    Second Quarter
    07:33 TD Alabama Brian Vogler TE #84 28 yard pass from A J McCarron QB #10
    02:54 TD Florida Chris Rainey WR #3 9 yard pass from John Brantley QB #12
    00:00 FG Alabama Cade Foster K #94 25 yard field goal
    Third Quarter
    05:02 TD Florida Desmond Parks TE #80 28 yard pass from John Brantley QB #12
    Forth Quarter
    02:15 TD Florida Desmond Parks TE #80 73 yard pass from John Brantley QB #12
     
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    Florida 38
    LSU 14

    Not quite the beating I intended but still goes down in the win column. The offense has seen better days, specifically QB John Brantley. He completed a season low 50% of his passes and threw for just 190 yards. He also doubled his season total on interceptions with 3 picks in this game. In good news he did make a couple nice TD passes and rushed for a score. The rushing attack actually helped win this game. Mike Gillislee carried it 12 times for 72 yards to lead Florida. Manning (50 yards, 1 TD), Thomas (49 yards), Brown (23 yards) and Rainey (22 yards, 1 TD). The personnel changes kept LSU guessing and led to the victory.

    On defense the Gators didn't do much spectacular but made enough stops to secure the win. Jarrett and Zach Lee combined for just over 200 yards passing and a TD, but Jarrett threw a pick. Cody Riggs was the recipient of the pick, the first of his career. Mike Ford put together a solid day on the ground for LSU, pounding out 117 yards.

    The brutal stretch is half way over but another difficult foe awaits the Gators. Florida will take on the undefeated Mountaineers of West Virginia in week 7. After that game the Gators travel to Jacksonville for a neutral site game against rival Georgia.

    Offensive Player of the Game: Andre Debose 3 receptions 93 yards 1 TD

    Defensive Player of the Game: Coddy Riggs 3 tackles 1 interception

    Second Quarter
    07:53 TD LSU Chase Clement TE #88 20 yard pass from Zach Lee QB #16
    07:33 TD Florida Andre Debose WR #4 47 yard pass from John Brantley QB #12
    04:09 TD Florida Omarius Hines WR #82 27 yard pass from John Brantley QB #12
    01:21 TD Florida John Brantley QB #12 13 yard rush
    Third Quarter
    06:14 TD Florida Josh Manning QB #5 49 yard rush
    02:20 TD Florida Chris Rainey WR #3 19 yard rush
    Forth Quarter
    07:28 TD LSU Mike Ford HB #42 1 yard rush
    00:13 FG Florida Caleb Sturgis K #19 23 yard field goal
     
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    Florida 48
    Georgia 10

    Coming into the game AJ Green was a projected top 10 pick and one of the most talented receivers in the country. On the other side of the ball Florida boasted one of the best cornerbacks in the county in Janoris Jenkins. Who would win this battle? In this game Janoris was the clear victor. Jenkins picked off 4 passes in this game, deflected another pass and returned one of the interceptions for a TD. Green did not catch a pass in the game as Jenkins and Jeremy Brown locked him down all game. The Florida defense also forced and recovered a pair of fumbles and sacked Aaron Murray a few times. Freshman Joe Smith had his best game in his promising career, getting 2 sacks and 7 tackles in this match.

    The offense did not need to do much with the strong defensive performance. Brantley had a pretty good game with 261 yards passing and a couple TD passes. More importantly he did not turn the ball over. Rainey was the recipient of both TD passes in this game. Mike Gillislee added 52 yards and 2 TD on the ground.

    Next up for Florida is practice against the whipping boys of the SEC, Kentucky and Vanderbilt. Coach Bravejaf is not pulling punches. He wants to win these games by a combined 120 points.

    Offensive Player of the Game: Chris Rainey 3 receptions 62 yards 2 TD

    Defensive Player of the Game: Janoris Jenkins 4 interceptions 1 pass deflection 1 TD

    First Quarter
    06:30 TD Florida Chris Rainey WR #3 15 yard pass from John Brantley QB #12
    03:10 FG Georgia Blair Walsh K #57 38 yard field goal
    00:29 FG Florida Caleb Sturgis K #19 29 yard field goal
    Second Quarter
    00:45 TD Florida Mack Brown HB #33 3 yard rush
    00:31 TD Florida Chris Rainey WR #3 21 yard pass from John Brantley QB #12
    Third Quarter
    06:25 TD Florida Mike Gillislee HB #23 13 yard rush
    04:19 TD Florida Mike Gillislee HB #23 7 yard rush
    02:03 FG Florida Caleb Sturgis K #19 51 yard field goal
    Forth Quarter
    07:24 TD Florida Janoris Jenkins CB #1 40 yard interception
    00:25 TD Georgia Washaun Ealey HB #3 1 yard rush
     
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    Florida 49
    South Carolina 26

    Offense

    Brantley got off to a shaky start with 4 interceptions in the first half. A few of the interceptions were a direct result of receivers dropping passes so the wet conditions may have been a factor. He did throw for a couple touchdown passes in between his picks and in the second half he avoid turning it over. Brantley stats looked pretty good by the end of the game, he finished 22 of 33 for 361 yards. His final TD/INT ratio was at 3/4. His backup Josh Manning did the work at the goal line. Manning rushed for 2 short scores and passed for a short TD. The receiving TD were spread out to 4 different players, Thompson, Rainey, Wilks and Debose.

    Offensive player of the game: Andre Debose 4 receptions 125 yards 1 TD (68)

    Defense

    Stephen Garcia came into the game with some gaudy passing numbers and Florida coaches knew he would be difficult to stop. By the end of the game he threw the ball 38 times, completing 22 of his attempts. He threw a pair of touchdown passes and no interceptions in the game. The problem was the pressure Florida brought in the game as Garcia was sacked 5 times. This also slowed the SC run game as Lattimore managed just 68 yards on 20 carries. Florida also capitalized on a couple of mistakes on special teams. In the third quarter the Gamecocks fumbled a punt which Joshua Shaw returned for a TD. On the next play the kick returner fumbled and Florida again recovered it. This setup one of Manning's short TD plays. In bad news for the Gators freshman linebacker Joe Smith is expected to miss the next 10 weeks due to an injury. This leaves the Gators very thin at linebacker for the games against FSU and the conference championship.

    Defensive Player of the Game: Joshua Shaw 10 tackles (9 solo, 1 atk) 2 tackles for loss 1 sack 1 deflection 1 fumble recovery 1 TD

    Upcoming schedule

    Florida has a week to rest before the showdown against Florida State. After that match they have back to back bye weeks before conference championship game.

    Scoring Summary
    Second Quarter
    07:44 FG South Carolina John Massey K #2 26 yard field goal
    07:01 TD Florida Deonte Thompson WR #6 31 yard pass from John Brantley QB #12
    04:26 TD Florida Chris Rainey WR #3 20 yard pass from John Brantley QB #12
    01:59 TD South Carolina Stephen Garcia QB #5 5 yard rush
    00:00 FG South Carolina John Massey K #2 42 yard field goal
    Third Quarter
    07:15 TD Florida Joshua Shaw CB #29 19 yard fumble
    06:27 TD Florida Josh Manning QB #5 2 yard rush
    04:22 TD South Carolina Justice Cunningham TE #87 20 yard pass from Stephen Garcia QB #5
    Forth Quarter
    07:13 TD South Carolina Tori Gurley WR #81 9 yard pass from Stephen Garcia QB #5
    04:51 TD Florida Steven Wilks FB #42 3 yard pass from Josh Manning QB #5
    03:35 TD Florida Josh Manning QB #5 13 yard rush
    02:09 TD Florida Andre Debose WR #4 68 yard pass from John Brantley QB #12
     
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    2011-2012 Archive

    Schedule 2011-2012
    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5
    Week Opponent Result Offensive MVP Defensive MVP
    1 @ Miami W 69-14 Manning Bostic/Shaw
    2 @ Nebraska L 31-34 Hines Howard
    3 Tennessee W 51-21 Brantley Hunter
    4 @ Auburn W 41-3 Brantley Hunter
    5 Alabama W 24-10 Brantley/Parks Green
    6 @ LSU W 38-14 Debose Riggs
    7 @ West Virginia L 35-20 Gillislee Jel. Jenkins
    8 Georgia W 48-10 Rainey Jan. Jenkins
    9 @ Kentucky W 55-10 Brantley Bostic
    10 Vanderbilt W 55-33 Brantley Smith
    11 @ South Carolina W 49-26 Debose Shaw
    12 Bye
    13 Florida State L 22-32 Rainey Elam
    14 Bye
    15 Bye
    C Alabama L 17-24 Manning Jel. Jenkins
    B Capital One Bowl - Michigan W 34-7 M. Brown Okine


    2011-2012
    * Shootout loss to Nebraska on a last second field goal
    * Balanced offense and strong defense allow Gators to upset reigning National Champion Alabama
    * Early turnovers doom Florida's chances against West Virginia in Morgantown
    * Defense can't make enough stops and Gators fall to eventual National Champion Florida State
    * The Gators can't pull off a second win against Alabama and fall in conference championship game
    * Florida bounces back against Michigan with a solid offensive and defensive performance
     
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    Florida 2012-2013

    Florida finished off another disappointing season after a second consecutive 4-loss season. The Gators' fans are getting upset and they want a better performance for their team. The team's offensive leader John Brantley graduated and moved onto the NFL. He put together back-to-back 3,000 yard passing seasons so his replacement has big shoes to fill. The Gators also lost the speedy duo of Jeff Demps and Chris Rainey, though Demps missed most of last year with an injury. On the defensive side the biggest losses were in the secondary. Janoris Jenkins and Will Hill both graduated.

    Stepping into the role of starting quarterback is Jordan Reed. Reed is a redshirt junior and will need to prove he can make plays as a starting QB. He has more athleticism than Brantley but he does not have the same arm strength. If Reed slips up then Josh Manning will be ready to go. Even if he is the backup QB, the Florida coaches have plans to get him on the field. Another player needing to step up is running back Mike Gillislee. He played well after Demps injury last season and he will play a bigger part in this season's offense.

    On the defensive side the leadership role switches from Hill to MLB Jelani Jenkins. Jenkins has started for Florida the past 2 seasons and led the team in tackles both years. He will need to continue his strong play. Another big player in the defense will be Ronald Powell. He has started every game in his college career and he will need to get pressure on opposing QB's to protect the secondary. Cornerback depth is one area of concern for Florida but the top 3 are solid. Jeremy Brown and Joshua Shaw are the starters with Cody Riggs down as the #3 CB. The nickle CB spot may go to true freshman Clay Smith, one of Florida's best recruits this past season.

    The schedule sets up very similar to last season, except for no matchup with Alabama during the regular season. The Gators first challenge will likely be a week 2 match with Nebraska. The series is split between these teams under their current coaches, 1-1. West Virginia in week 12 and Florida State in week 13 are also familiar foes. Florida is looking to get revenge on all 3 of these squads. The in conference schedule sets up better for Florida. The toughest matches will be LSU and South Carolina, but both matches are very winnable.

    Areas of Strength:
    Offensive Line - Depth is no problem as Florida has 12 player rated 80 or above
    Halfback - Gillislee (SR. 90) is the starter and backed up by Bobby Thomas (SO. 85), Ryne Harris (R-FR. 84) and Mack Brown (R-SO. 82).
    Wide Receiver - Omarius Hines (R-SR) returned after a 1,000 yard receiving year and is joined by a deep supporting cast. Look for Stephen Ali (R-SR 82) to have a big year this season.

    Areas of Concern:
    Defensive Line - Depth is a concern behind starters Powell and Earl Okine.
    Linebackers - Injuries decimated the unit last season and depth is still a bit shaky at this position behind Jenkins, Johnathon Bostic and Dee Finley. Joe Smith is a solid backup.
    Quarterback - Reed needs to step up and prove he can be a decent passer. Both Reed and Manning give Florida athleticism but need to improve passing accuracy.

    Goals:
    - Win SEC Championship
    - Beat rival Florida State
    - Top 10 recruiting class
     
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    Column 1
    Position Name Class Redshirt Avail Overall Notes
    Quarterback
    1 Jordan Reed JR N 88 NFL Draft candidate
    2 Joshua Manning SO Y 86 Future starter, need to develop
    3 Trey Burton SO N 73
    Halfback
    1 Mike Gillislee SR Y 90
    2 Bobby Thomas SO Y 85 Future starter, need to develop
    3 Ryne Harris FR N 84 Future starter, need to develop
    4 Mack Brown SO N 82 Transfer candidate
    5 Sammie Moore FR Y 82 Redshirt this season
    Fullback
    1 Manuel Young FR Y 43 Walk-on, need to recruit
    Wide Receiver
    1 Omarius Hines SR N 94
    2 Andre Debose JR N 86 NFL Draft candidate
    3 TJ Lawrence SR N 84
    4 Chris Dunkley SO N 84
    5 Frankie Hammond Jr. SR N 83
    6 Stephen Ali JR N 83
    7 Antonio Jones FR N 83 Future starter, need to develop
    Tight End
    1 Desmond Parks JR N 81
    2 Gerald Christian JR Y 79
    Left Tackle
    1 Xavier Nixon SR Y 94
    2 Eddie West FR N 84 Future starter, need to develop
    Left Guard
    1 David Young SR N 91
    2 Charles Warren FR Y 81 Future starter, need to develop
    Center
    1 Sam Robey SR N 90
    2 George Huston SO N 85 Future starter, need to develop
    Right Guard
    1 Nick Alajajian JR N 87
    2 Marques Brown SO Y 87 Future starter, need to develop
    Right Tackle
    1 Matt Patchan SR N 90
    2 Will Whitaker FR N 87 Future starter, need to develop
    Right DE
    1 Ronald Powell JR Y 92 NFL Draft candidate
    2 Derek Jordan FR N 78
    Defensive Tackle
    1 Omar Hunter SR N 97
    2 Dominique Easley SO N 91 NFL Draft candidate
    3 Sharrif Floyd SO N 88
    4 Leon Orr JR N 78
    Left DE
    1 Earl Okine SR N 86
    2 Lynden Trail SO N 80
    Right OLB
    1 Johnathon Bostic SR N 90
    2 Joe Smith SO Y 85 Future starter, need to develop
    Middle Linebacker
    1 Jelani Jenkins JR N 95 NFL Draft candidate
    2 Timothy Fields FR N 80 Future starter, need to develop
    3 Joe O'Connor SO Y 77
    4 Michael Taylor SO N 76
    Left OLB
    1 Dee Finley SR Y 90
    2 Gideon Ajagbe SO N 78
    Cornerback
    1 Jeremey Brown SR N 92
    2 Joshua Shaw JR Y 87
    3 Cody Riggs SO N 82
    4 Jaylen Watkins SO N 77
    5 Will Mitchel JR Y 69 Redshirt this season
    Free Safety
    1 Josh Evans SR Y 85
    2 Clay Smith FR Y 81 Future starter, need to develop
    Strong Safety
    1 Matt Elam JR Y 87
    2 Jordan Haden SO N 82
    Kicker
    1 Peter Hall FR Y 64
    Punter
    1 Brandon Grant JR N 83
     
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    Florida 47
    Tennessee 30

    This was an ugly game from start to finish. The offense was sloppy and made some careless turnovers. Reed threw a couple redzone interceptions and also lost a fumble. Aside from those mistakes he had a huge game, passing for 448 yards and 4 TD. His favorite targets were Stephen Ali (10 rec. 180 yards 1 TD and Desmond Parks (9 rec. 152 yards 2 TD). The Florida run game did almost nothing in this game as Mike Gillislee managed 38 yards on 18 carries and was shut down several times near the goal line. On defense Florida made a few big plays, including a fumble recovery TD and a safety. Unfortunately they also gave up well over 300 yards passing. Most of those yards came on blown assignments in coverage.

    Offensive Player of the Game: Stephen Ali and Desmond Parks - combined 19 receptions 332 yards receiving 3 TD

    Defensive Player of the Game: Josh Evans 5 tackles 1 interception 1 fumble recovery 1 TD


    Florida 48
    Kentucky 14

    Florida put on a show for its recruiting class as the Gators wiped the floor with Kentucky. Leading the way was the passing game, led by QB Jordan Reed. For the second straight week Reed passed for over 400 yards, but it was not a perfect game for the Florida quarterback. In the second quarter he threw a pair of picks, both inside the redzone. Aside from those plays he made some very nice passes and got some help from his receivers. Stephen Ali once again had a big day for Florida. He had 6 grabs for 177 yards, including a 78 yard TD reception. Andre Debose also had a big day with 7 receptions 148 and 2 TD. His big play came on an audible by Reed, Debose caught a slant and ran the rest of the way for a 64 yard TD.

    On defense the Gators gave up a big run in the second quarter to Kentucky halfback CoShik Williams but otherwise the run defense was solid. Kentucky got 73 yards on that play but Williams got just 25 yards on his other 17 carries. The pass defense made a couple picks at the end for the only takeaways. The Gators' defense also sacked Kentucky's quarterbacks a total of 4 times.

    Next up for Florida is a showdown with LSU. The series is tied up 1-1 under the current coaching regime. After that Florida has a showdown with rival South Carolina.

    Offensive Player of the Game: Stephen Ali and Andre Debose - combined 13 receptions for 365 yards 3 TD

    Defensive Player of the Game: Ronald Powell 2 tackles 1 tackle for loss 1 sack 1 interception

    First Quarter
    03:14 TD Florida Mike Gillislee HB #23 1 yard rush

    Second Quarter
    03:23 TD Florida Stephen Alli WR #89 78 yard pass from Jordan Reed QB #11
    02:42 TD Kentucky CoShik Williams HB #26 73 yard rush
    01:36 TD Florida Andre Debose WR #4 6 yard pass from Jordan Reed QB #11
    00:39 TD Kentucky Jimmy Little WR #84 22 yard pass from Morgan Newton QB #12
    00:00 FG Florida Brandon Grant P #8 40 yard field goal

    Third Quarter
    07:33 TD Florida Andre Debose WR #4 64 yard pass from Jordan Reed QB #11
    05:17 FG Florida Brandon Grant P #8 44 yard field goal
    01:27 TD Florida Mike Gillislee HB #23 1 yard rush

    Forth Quarter
    01:25 TD Florida Bobby Thomas HB #47 24 yard rush
     

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