Florida vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, Theater of Operations: Part one of the Gators' 27-20 escape

Al Messerschmidt

The Florida Gators beat Louisiana-Lafayette 27-20. Special teams were special on the day. That is all.

In about 1770 BCE, the sixth Babylonian King, Hammurabi, enacted a set of laws that dealt with certain governance laws for Babylon. Among the law codes written down were rules that dealt with divorce, liability, scaled punishments and wages.

Most of us know the law code for the famous summary: "An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth."

The Florida Gators followed this law to the letter.

The Louisiana Ragin Cajuns' special teams stepped up in the 3rd quarter and blocked a punt. The ball was then scooped up and returned for a touchdown.

The Gators responded by doing the same thing with seconds on the clock.

Play No. 1: Kyle Christy's punt is blocked, returned for a touchdown

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The player who actually gets a hand on the ball to block it gets to Christy nearly untouched. I say that because he's eventually he's got to get past Omar Hunter.

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Right after the snap, one man gets through. Standing in his way is Hunter (yellow circle). That should be advantage Hunter, right? He's 300-plus pounds. He hits people.

Not even close.

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As Christy is in the process of dropping the ball, the defender just basically pushes Hunter out of the way. So much for that last line of defense.

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Blocked.

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The ball will eventually be picked up and returned for a touchdown by Blake Comminie.

Play No. 2: Brett Baer's punt blocked by Loucheiz Purifoy, returned by Jelani Jenkins for a touchdown

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Purifoy is just going to come off the edge. Untouched.

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Purifoy is helped by the fact that another rusher got by and the blocker is forced to choose who he wants to block.

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Blocked.

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The ball then flutters right into the waiting arms of Jenkins who will return it for a touchdown.

Gators win.

An eye for an eye.

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