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Remember when I predicted that Jeff Driskel would account for two touchdowns against LSU?
Five days after Florida's win over LSU, we look back at what we thought would happen!
Wrong. The Gators didn't score until the second half.
Wrong. Florida didn't have a play longer than Driskel's run for 17 yards, though.
Right. Gilly more than doubled that number, tallying 146 rushing yards, two short of his career high.
Right. It took him 34 carries to get his yards, and he finished with a 4.3 yards per carry average, his worst per-game average when getting double-digit carries and his worst when getting six or more carries since facing LSU in 2010.
Wrong. Reed led Florida in both receptions and receiving yardage.
Wrong. Florida had zero passing touchdowns.
Wrong. Hammond had one catch for -3 yards, and fumbled on it, and I'm not gonna call that a "big play," even though it was one for LSU.
Right. Hammond and Driskel both fumbled.
Right. I still haven't watched the entire game back, but he apparently said something about Gillislee not being able to carry Florida at the beginning of the second half, which is hilarious.
Right. After giving up a field goal on the opening drive, the Gators forced two consecutive three-and-outs in the first quarter.
Wrong. In fact, GatorZone's box score lists him with no tackles whatsoever.
Right. McCray broke through on the second defensive series.
Wrong. Jenkins was listed with zero tackles, but did block two Tigers by throwing himself headlong into them on Jaylen Watkins' interception.
Wrong. So, so, so very wrong: Florida allowed 42 rushing yards, and just 1.7 yards per carry.
Right. Louchiez Purifoy and Matt Elam were both flagged for penalties on the first drive of the second half, but with two forced turnovers and just one deep pass allowed, there's no way the secondary's play can be judged as bad.
Right. Thank you, Jaylen Watkins.
Right. If not for a screen pass that gained 20 yards on third and 18 on LSU's penultimate possession, Florida would have blanked the Tigers on third down. As it was, Florida allowed one conversion on 13 attempts, its best third-down performance since notching the same numbers in 2011 against Auburn.
Right. Florida allowed two to LSU: The first came on the first drive of the game, and turned into a red zone possession after LSU got to the Florida 19 on third and 10, making the only snap of that drive within the red zone a field goal attempt; the second came on Driskel's fumble. On three non-kick snaps on that drive, Florida gave up three yards.
Wrong. This was the first time Caleb Sturgis has not made a field goal since Florida's game against Florida State in 2011.
Right. Debose returned three kicks, but fair caught a number of punts, and is credited with just three returns in the official box score.
Right. Christy's first two punts netted 51 and 61 yards, respectively.
Right. A halftime deficit was a good way to make this happen.
Wrong. I was not even close on the score.
Right. Hell yes, I did.
Last Week: 14-for-25, 56 percent.
Season To Date: 63-for-125, 50.4 percent.