« Team Tebow marketing arm, XV Enterprises, a long time in the making | Main | Handing out a game ball for the Florida Gators' TOP NINJA ASSASSIN plus my weekly video »

Gators 38, USF 14: Defense triggers second half surge for No.8 Gators

GAINESVILLE -- Thoughts on the game, anyone?

It took longer than expected but the No.8 Gators finally began looking like a team loaded with talent on Saturday in their 38-14 victory against the University of South Florida. The Gators are now 10-0 against instate teams since 2005 (Urban Meyer Era), and, for the record, UF is the last team in Florida from a major conference to still boast a perfect record this season. 

A few observations from Saturday's game ...

-Pretty funny how the crowd applauded the first snap from Mike Pouncey to John Brantley.

-Demps is fast. He had 255 total yards of offense including a career high 139 yards rushing on just 11 carries. His 62-yard touchdown run was his second score of more than 60 yards in back-to-back games.

-Ahmad Black and Janoris Jenkins should both be on the Jim Thorpe watchlist after the first two weeks of the season. Black had two picks on Saturday to give him three on the year. Jenkins had his second interception of the season on Saturday.

-USF quarterback B.J. Daniels completed just 5 of 20 passing attempts for 84 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions.

-Justin Trattou showed excellent awareness on his interception return for a touchdown. Love how he sprinted all the way into the end zone, too.

-Duke Lemmens, who had a fumble recovery on Saturday, gave me a great quote that didn't make the paper: "We've got a lot of speed out there and most importantly we go hard. That was one of the best athletes (Daniels) I think in the country who was playing quarterback for him and he'll wear you out but we kept coming after him the whole time and I think eventually it led to him making some bad throws."

-Wonder what Will Hill did to be suspended for the Gators' first two games?

-Deonte Thompson had a career day with six receptions for 83 yards and a touchdown.

-Chris Rainey left the game with a concussion and Janoris Jenkins took over returning punts. Jenkins had a 30-yard punt return on his only attempt. Maybe Urban Meyer should consider leaving Jenkins out there to return punts.

-Jordan Reed really surprised me with his touchown reception to end the game. Well, Reed didn't really surprise me but it surprised me that UF called his number. Great call by Steve Addazio.

-Freshmen cornerbacks Cody Riggs, Josh Shaw and Jaylen Watkins all played when Jeremy Brown left the game with what Urban Meyer called a "full-body cramp." Riggs dove to break up a pass and Watkins made an excellent tackle to cause and incompletion.

-Kind of surprising Andre Debose couldn't get open. He played on Saturday but didn't catch a pass.

-Robert Clark is a fierce competitor on the football field. This guy might be UF's next Ahmad Black ... only on the other side of the ball, of course.

THIRD QUARTER LIVE BLOG BELOW
Led by a relentless defense, the Florida Gators scored 21 points in the third quarter and led USF 31-14 with 12:20 left in the game.

-Gators DE Justin Trattou had a 35-yard interception return for a touchdown to give UF a 28-7 lead.

-Gators RBs Jeff Demps and Mike Gillislee scored back-to-back rushing TDs to give UF a 21-7.

HALFTIME BELOW
Gators senior strong safety Ahmad Black (WHO THE MIAMI HERALD SMARTLY FEATURED THIS WEEK) saved face for the Gators with two interceptions against the South Florida Bulls at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday.

Black's first interception with 60 seconds left in the second quarter set up UF's only scoring drive of the first half. Black made the play at the USF 31 and returned to two yards. Gators quarterback John Brantley completed an 11-yard touchdown pass to fifth-year senior Carl Moore to tie the game at 7-all with 44 seconds left in the half. 

Black made his second interception on a desperation heave by USF quarterback B.J. Daniels to end the first half. Black now has 11 interceptions for his career and three this season.

2:14 LEFT IN HALF

Amazingly, Florida is still scoreless with 2:14 left in the second quarter. The Gators' only semi-successful offensive possession of the first half has ended with a failed field goal attempt from Caleb Sturgis with 2:14 left in the first half.

-Gators second offensive series stalled when receiver Deonte Thompson dropped a wide-open pass. Gators offense seemed to find a little offense before the drop.

USF 7, GATORS 0
Just off the Quran burning beat to witness something I thought I would never see while covering the Florida Gators.

On its first offensive possession of the game, USF drove 96 yards on 17 plays (time of possession 9:58) for a touchdown drive. USF 7, Gators 0 with 3:53 left in the first quarter. And I'm like, "Dang," sitting in this hot press box. A rivalry is born.

-Gators safety Will Hill is not playing for the second straight week.

-Gators first offensive possession with a three-and-punt featuring a fumbled snap by QB John Brantley. Wow.

-jo-

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d83451b26169e20133f41bfd61970b

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Gators 38, USF 14: Defense triggers second half surge for No.8 Gators:

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

GET THE PADDY WAGON READY........

pathetic loser gators

What a joke...can't even compete with USF

Lol....what's the excuse this week turds???

Keep trolling delusional loser. Nobody is biting.

38-14 doesn't require an excuse candy cane

Duhhh []__[] is Hialeah's team

Cane trolls must be crying down in the Ghetto. Drink some of that WIC milk little babies and you'll feel better.

I'll pay every person on this site $1,000,000 each if I no one writes that Miami plays anyone, anywhere and that's why they lose EVERY YEAR!

Bottom line.... UF 2-0 and Miami 1-1. Same pattern, different year.

GO GATORS!!!!

Where are you cane clown???I told you what was going to happen. Don't come back punk.

Why don't you give us your ACC analysis like last week? VT GT FSU & clowns all lost.

You are a moron.

Don't come back punk.

And BTW, Sean Spence is an animal, wish he would have committed to the Gators and I like Jacory Harris, think he is a class act..... very different from the Cane fans that are all over this site.

Funny yet sad how much stock cane fan puts in Jacory Harris.
Limping
Weak arm
Can't run
It proves what delusional clowns u are

What happened to the obsessed long winded douchebag war hero cane dumbass?
What an F'in clown. Spends his entire life here carrying on about how great that shltbag team is. Get a white Qb dooshnozzle u suk

ok, i have to chime in.....

Jacory Harris for Heisman? 4 pics?

How's that whole "we'll play any one, anywhere" thing working out for you?

Bottom line, Canes go to Ohio state for the $....probably got $600,000-$700,000 for that game; a hell of a lot more than they get from a home game....

The only thing that can ease the Canes minds a little is that FSU got waxed even harder......

Happy to be 2-0, even if I have to put an * next to it....


Nice loss by the Canes today. lol
Hmm, I wonder were they are? lol
Probably wallowing in self pitty. lol
Hard to talk trash when you lose to a superior team. lol

Canes football=Joke. lol

The delusional cane whacko is hiding behind an abandoned car licking his sores like a feral cat. Give him two or three days and he'll be right back here posting about credit cards 300 times a day.

Jacory Harris is the biggest joke in the ACC. Spare yourselves the predictable "if....when.....had" scenarios u dumb cluck. A superior team out played u , out schemed u, and out classed u. BOTTOM LINE.

Beanpole was limping.

You're all world defensive line is suddenly a jalopy with parts falling off...whu hoppin cane fan?

tOSU knew to not let their guys get beat deep. They kept you're OVERRATED WR's in front of them and when Beanpole did his dink and dunk passes the WR's got WALLOPED over and over and over.

You see dumb ass delusional cane fan, there is plenty of tape on your wobbly offense now. There is a blueprint on how to slow you down enough to neutralize your offense.

Sarasota scumbag? You were already FOOLISHLY talking about how you were still in the game and how you KNOW how nervous buckeye fan was. You are the biggest GD clown on earth. You got WAXED by a superior opponent. End of story.

ONE offensive touchdown assclown....ONE

The delusional cane whacko is hiding behind an abandoned car licking his sores like a feral cat.
________________________________________________

I object! That's an insult to feral cats.

-jo-

Yeah! Don't be mean to the feral cats! LOL

The delusional cane whacko is hiding behind an abandoned car licking his sores like a feral cat.
________________________________________________

I object! That's an insult to feral cats.

-jo-

Posted by: 305_Gators | September 12, 2010 at 11:54 AM

Stick with your racism crusade whackadoo. You're getting CRUSHED

Hola Arty …

So, what will the excUses be after Duh U’s latest road disaster ?

Well they can’t say we didn’t warn them.

Come on Canesfool ... Clear Ur Throat

Hola Soldy, just incredible man. Kings of denial. Cane blogs are BURIED in excuses. Fact is, they got pushed around, pressured, out played, and just plain beat by a better team.

Had they administered that beatdown on another team they would be screaming about total domination. Since the were on the bloody end of it, they just roll out the excuses. INCREDIBLE.

Here is one thing that is not debatable. Jacory Harris' lack of arm strength leads to late throws, forced throws, and missed throws. You can make excuses for eternity about why the picks were there. In the end his poor soft arm created these issues. Benjamin this...Benjamin that. If he could deliver the ball with more authority there would NOT have been four picks. CASE CLOSED.

And BTW, Sean Spence is an animal, wish he would have committed to the Gators and I like Jacory Harris, think he is a class act..... very different from the Cane fans that are all over this site.

Posted by: ATLGator | September 11, 2010 at 07:56 PM

Thatnks for the words of reason, ATLGator. Sorry you don't see all of us as a class act, but just as I don't judge all Gator fans based on one racist troll, I hope you won't judge all Canes fans based on a few folks retaliating against his actions.

Nice loss by the Canes today. lol
Hmm, I wonder were they are? lol
Probably wallowing in self pitty. lol
Hard to talk trash when you lose to a superior team. lol

Canes football=Joke. lol

Posted by: MonsterMuckyWuck! | September 12, 2010 at 02:42 AM

You truly were expecint a Canes fan to be on a Gator blog at 2:42 in the morning?

Sorry to disappoint, but we have regular hours.

Yeah, the Canes lost after having an early lead, and the Gators won after being behind early. Congrats. I am not here claiming a title for the Canes though. I am here trying to get the racist troll to leave our blogs alone.

The WIC milk and "get a white quarterback" comments on here are just examples of what we have had to tolerate on our blogs for years.

BTW, we lost to a team with a black quarterback, so that blows the klansman's theory out of the water.

"What happened to the obsessed long winded douchebag war hero cane dumbass?"
At 9:58 PM on a Saturday night? Sure wasn't coming on here, or on any of the Canes blogs. But then, you didn't see me here LAST Saturday night, either. Had nothing to do with a win or a loss, you sicko obsessed racist with mother issues, it had to do with having a real life. You obviously don't have one of those.

"What an F'in clown. Spends his entire life here carrying on about how great that shltbag team is."
Lying again. I have spent three weeks, part of the time, here, retaliating for your racist comments on Canes blogs. Since that time, it appears you have been banned from 2 of the three sites. I haven't come here talking about my team, because this blog isn't for that, moron.

"Get a white Qb dooshnozzle u suk"
Yeah, we lost to a black QB, too. So sad for you that your 1950's view of what color a QB should be has been proven wrong since the days of Doug Williams.

Posted by: How does my ass taste cane clown? | September 11, 2010 at 09:58 PM
According to Fake Donna Shalala, it tastes like motor oil. I don't want to know why, sicko.

expecint = expecting, typo.

Can anyone tell me how these hurricanes are named?

The comments to this entry are closed.