Found September 07, 2013 on
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Florida finished the game with 413 total yards against Miami's 212. Florida went 6 for 15 on third downs, Miami went just 1 for 11. How on earth did Florida not win this game? Under Will Muschamp, Florida has won ugly and their dirty little secret (well maybe not that much of a secret) is that they simply aren't built to come from behind.
The Hurricanes grabbed control of this game early by jumping out to a 14-6 lead and then weathered the storm as Florida was never able to get into a flow on offense and was careless with the football. If you just look at raw stats, you would think that Jeff Driskel had a decent game as he went 22 for 33 for 291 yards. Not so much. Florida came away from this game with just one TD drive of over nine yards (and that was after Miami went up by 12 late in the fourth quarter). In the fourth quarter alone, Driskel had two turnovers. Overall, Florida turned the ball over five times. Five times!
Florida's defense wasn't perfect but when you only give up ten first downs, hold a team to 50 yards rushing and only allow 1 conversion on 11 third downs attempts, you should win the game. As constructed, the Florida offense doesn't have any play-makers and they don't seem to be able to push the ball down the field. Florida won four games by a TD or less last year. This year it looks like that might catch up to them. There has to be a lot of concern right now in Gainesville over the teams offensive identity or lack thereof. When pressure was put on Florida's offense today and they were backed into a corner, they simply didn't respond.
For Miami, this is a huge win. Is Miami 'back'? Not quite, but this was a landmark victory for Al Golden and they are definitely one of the teams to beat in the ACC Coastal this season.
What's next for Florida: The Gators have a week off, which won't feel like it after Muschamp gets done with them. Then they have a very intriguing match-up with the Vols, who will be fresh off a game against Oregon.
What's next for Miami: two cupcakes as Savannah State comes to town before the Hurricanes travel to USF on Sept 28th. Circle October 5th on your calendar as Paul Johnson and the triple option come to town.
BEST OF MAXIM
It's hard to win a football game committing five turnovers.
It's impossible when three of those turnovers occur inside the red zone.
The Florida Gators found that out in Sun Life Stadium Saturday. The Gators five turnovers cost them in a 21 to 16 loss to Miami.
The numbers say Florida should have dominated this game.
Florida's offense put up 413 yards...
Miami's win over Florida on Saturday propelled the Hurricanes into the Associated Press top 25 poll.
The Hurricanes are ranked 15th in Sunday's poll after a 21-16 win over the Gators on Saturday at Sun Life Stadium. Miami had received votes in last week's poll, putting the Hurricanes at No. 26.
Miami is ranked in the AP poll for the first time since November 2010.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) -- Stephen Morris threw two first-quarter touchdown passes, and Miami took advantage of Florida giving the ball away on four red-zone opportunities on the way to knocking off the 12th-ranked Gators 21-16 on Saturday.
Duke Johnson added a 2-yard touchdown run with 3:29 left to make it 21-9 Miami (2-0), which has won four straight games for the first time...
The infamous airport cross dress was spotted in Miami Airport on Friday decked out in Florida Gators gear.
Sebastian the Ibis was especially fired up as he welcomed the team to Sun Life Stadium for the Miami Hurricanes vs Florida Gators showdown.
The Florida Gators attempted a two-point conversion in the first half against the Miami Hurricanes, and this fail gif is the result.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- The Gators thrived at possessing the ball during the 2012 season, but on Saturday at Sun Life Stadium, that success was a distant memory. Florida fumbled three times and threw two interceptions. The Gators outgained Miami by 201 yards and dominated time of possession but did themselves in by turning the ball over.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Florida's 21-16 loss at Miami on Saturday won't go down in the record books as Gators junior quarterback Jeff Driskel's finest moment.
Based on comments on social media after the game, some free advice to Driskel: stay off Twitter for a few days.
Sure, Driskel threw for a career-high 291 yards Saturday, but he threw two interceptions in the red...
Florida dominated many stats, but the Gators' five turnovers were the most telling in a 21-16 loss to the Miami Hurricanes. Watch all five here.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel is recovering from a sprained knee, but team officials say he will be ready for the team's Southeastern Conference opener.
Team officials say Driskel suffered a "slight sprain" in the second quarter of Saturday's 21-16 loss at Miami. The junior is keeping weight off his leg during the team's bye week...
One of the things that this 2013 Florida football team has talked about before this season is just how close they are on and off the field. It only makes sense when one of their own struggles that they would be there to pick them back up. Florida junior quarterback Jeff Driskel made three critical errors on Saturday in a 21-16 loss to Miami and on queue his teammates came to his aid.
Florida junior quarterback Jeff Driskel had a career high 291 yards passing in the 21-16 loss to Miami on Saturday. But it was the plays that went wrong that mattered in this game and Driskel was a big part of most of those. The offensive leader didn’t hide from that fact after the game when he talked to the media.
Every week of the college football season, we check in to see how a fanbase in handling either a tough loss or an unexpected loss. Today, we check on the Florida Gators fanbase after an unexpected loss to Miami. And in their opinion, it’s time to pull the plug on the Will Muschamp era.
We’ll get things started with this:
Will Muschamp needs to go. I hate to say it because as...