SEC Football Week 2: Florida Gators 65, Eastern Michigan Eagles 0

Florida Gators vs Eastern Michigan Eagles (source: http://www.onlygators.com)

Florida extended its winning streak in season-opening contests to 25 games against the FBS MAC Eastern Michigan Eagles. The Gators’ 65 points scored definitely covered the over-under of 55.5 (by 9.5 points) and the spread of 40.5 (by 24.5 points).

The last time the Gators plastered an opponent to the tune of 60 points was on Nov. 21, 2009 with 62 points against FIU. Here is the box score from that game:

Team Stat Comparison, 11/21/2009 Florida Gators 62, Florida International Panthers 3

FIU

FLA

1st Downs 11 30
3rd down efficiency
4-15 11-14
4th down efficiency
0-2 1-1
Total Yards 189 584
Passing 136 361
Comp-Att
10-26 26-38
Yards per pass
5.2 9.5
Rushing 53 223
Rushing Attempts
30 36
Yards per rush
1.8 6.2
Penalties 5-49 8-81
Turnovers 1 0
Fumbles lost
0 0
Interceptions thrown
1 0
Possession 27:00 33:00

The Gators’ previous high in a game under Muschamp was 54 against Furman on Nov. 19, 2011. John Brantley IV, Andre Debose, and Chris Rainey were the stars of that game despite a slow start where Florida trailed by three scores in the first half.

Team Stat Comparison, #3 Florida 54, Furman Paladins 32

FUR

FLA

1st Downs 20 19
3rd down efficiency
4-15 4-12
4th down efficiency
2-2 1-1
Total Yards 446 453
Passing 213 329
Comp-Att
15-27 16-28
Yards per pass
7.9 11.8
Rushing 233 124
Rushing Attempts
45 31
Yards per rush
5.2 4.0
Penalties 7-58 6-60
Turnovers 2 0
Fumbles lost
0 0
Interceptions thrown
2 0
Possession 36:42 23:18

Florida also scored 60+ while holding a team scoreless for the first time since Nov. 18, 2006, when it topped Western Carolina 62-0. That was a breakout game for freshman Tim Tebow (10-12, 200, 2 TD, 0 INT, 2 TD rush) as a passer as coach Urban Meyer proclaimed after the game.

Today’s box score showed production not seen in Gainesville in a long time:

Team Stat Comparison, Florida Gators 65, Eastern Michigan Eagles 0

EMU

FLA

1st Downs 7 27
3rd down efficiency
3-14 10-20
4th down efficiency
0-0 2-4
Total Yards 125 655
Passing 45 396
Comp-Att
9-21 33-47
Yards per pass
2.1 8.4
Rushing 80 259
Rushing Attempts
34 39
Yards per rush
2.4 6.6
Penalties 4-40 10-100
Turnovers 5 0
Fumbles lost
4 0
Interceptions thrown
1 0
Possession 24:17 35:43

Notes:

  • The Gators’ 27 first downs today compare favorably to the 2009 Gators’ 30 first downs. This happens to be comparable to FSU’s 28 first downs against Idaho in 2013 when the Forced Sex University Not-Really-Offensive-To-Native-Americans crushed the mighty vandals 80-14.
  • The Gators’ 655 yards is the most the Gators have racked up since the 2009 Gators tallied 659 against the #3 Cincinnati Bearcats in their 51-24 romp in Tim Tebow’s last game, the 2010 Sugar Bowl.
  • The Gators’ 89 plays far surpassed any amount seen in the other reference games in this article (70 in 2010 vs Cincinnati, 74 in vs Furman in 2009)
  • Jeff Driskel had a career high of 248 yards passing in a game (129.9 RAT). Just for fun, Treon Harris’ passer rating would be 1051.6 on the NCAA scale.
  • Demarcus Robinson is the first Gator receiver to go over 100 yards since the Jurassic Period.
  • MVG: Mother Nature. No rain-out.
 Florida Passing
C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT QBR
Jeff Driskel 31/45 248 5.5 1 0
Treon Harris 2/2 148 74.0 2 0
Team 33/47 396 8.4 3 0
Florida Rushing
CAR YDS AVG TD LG
Kelvin Taylor 8 68 8.5 2 31
Matt Jones 8 65 8.1 1 40
Mack Brown 6 58 9.7 0 47
Darius Masline 7 25 3.6 0 13
Brandon Powell 3 24 8.0 1 12
Mark Herndon 3 11 3.7 0 9
Jeff Driskel 1 7 7.0 0 7
Treon Harris 3 1 0.3 0 1
Team 39 259 6.6 4 47
Florida Receiving
REC YDS AVG TD LG
Demarcus Robinson 6 123 20.5 1 70
Quinton Dunbar 5 81 16.2 0 42
Mark Herndon 1 78 78.0 1 78
Clay Burton 7 42 6.0 0 9
Ahmad Fulwood 4 22 5.5 0 8
Latroy Pittman, Jr. 3 20 6.7 0 8
Mack Brown 2 10 5.0 0 8
Matt Jones 2 9 4.5 1 5
C.J. Worton 1 8 8.0 0 8
Valdez Showers 1 3 3.0 0 3
Brandon Powell 1 0 0.0 0 0
Team 33 396 12.0 3 78
  • Related:
    • Week 1, Florida Gators 0, Idaho Vandals 0 (0-0, 0-0)
    • Week 2, Florida Gators 65, Eastern Michigan Eagles 0 (1-0, 0-0)
    • Week 3, Florida Gators 36, Kentucky Wildcats 30 (2-0, 1-0)
    • Week 4, Alabama Crimson Tide 42, Florida Gators 14 (2-1, 1-1)
    • Week 5, bye week
    • Week 6, Florida Gators 10, Tennessee Volunteers 9 (3-1, 2-1)
    • Week 7, LSU Tigers 27, Florida Gators 30 (3-2, 2-2)
    • Week 8, Missouri Tigers 42, Florida Gators 13 (3-3, 2-3)
    • Week 9, bye week
    • Week 10, Florida Gators 38, #11 Georgia Bulldogs 20 (4-3, 3-3)
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