SEC Football Week 3: Florida Gators 36-Kentucky Wildcats 30 (3OT)

Sometimes you get lucky. The mighty are pretty damn lucky to have won this game. Even as a Gator fan, I would not declare this a victory as much as I would call this a contest of losers, with Florida being the losers with more points on the board. The Gators deserved to lose this game, and even failed at giving away the game to a team that has not beaten them since 1986. Give credit to the Kentucky Wildcats for outplaying the Gators and helping the Gator Nation realize that the Gators have a long way to go before being SEC East contenders. If Florida does not fix the entire defense, the quarterback’s decision making process, and the team’s eons-long lack of discipline, we could be watching one of the last “victories” in Will Muschamp’s career as Florida head football coach. Note: I am actually a staunch supporter of keeping Coach Muschamp as long as the overall program is upward trending, but at some point I will want to be proud of the team’s performance on the field as well as off the field.

Team Stat Comparison

UK

FLA

1st Downs 23 28
3rd down efficiency
6-16 5-17
4th down efficiency
0-0 1-1
Total Yards 450 532
Passing 369 295
Comp-Att
24-45 25-44
Yards per pass
8.2 6.7
Rushing 81 237
Rushing Attempts
33 50
Yards per rush
2.5 4.7
Penalties 8-61 8-78
Turnovers 3 1
Fumbles lost
0 0
Interceptions thrown
3 1
Possession 26:21 33:39

Notes:

  • Jeff Driskel did not get the ball snapped in time for the go-ahead TD score, but the SEC ruled that the referees used “proper mechanics” when they decided to not throw the flag for delay of game. Then again, the shoddy defensive play by the Wildcats in an obvious passing play where Demarcus Robinson was 99.9999% certain to get the ball probably would not have changed the outcome if the Gators had been backed up five yards with a clock run-out to replay the down. Besides, the Kentucky Wildcats should be happy they got away with a very obvious spear on Kelvin Taylor. All around, the referees sucked in this game, and it contributed to a horrid game.
  • The offense did not play up-tempo for some reason. Either they were looking ahead to Alabama, or purposely withheld the up-tempo aspect in order to hide video footage from Alabama.
  • The secondary was torched to the tune of 163 yards on six big plays (out of a total of 450 yards on 76 plays).
  • Demarcus Robinson matched Carlos Alvarez’s record with 12 catches on the night.

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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