Sep 8, 2012; College Station, TX, USA; Florida Gators running back Mike Gillislee (23) runs the ball against the Texas A&M Aggies in the second quarter at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE
25 predictions for Florida's SEC opener.
Right. Driskel completed 13 of 16 passes, a stellar 81.25 percentage.
Wrong. Not even close. Driskel was taken down eight times.
Wrong. Florida's two touchdowns came on the ground.
Right. This was kind of a gimme.
Right. Hedging on a win worked on this prediction.
Right. And maybe the one I'm proudest of: I suspected a good day from Gilly, who finished with 83 yards, but not a great one. He delivered almost exactly that.
Right. Two did, actually: Driskel and Solomon Patton.
Wrong. I haven't watched a replay, and am never predicting something like this for a game I won't watch on TV first again, but I got the feeling that Florida stayed largely in three-wide and I-form sets. This one's subject to review, though. (Thomas Goldkamp at 247 Sports reports in a premium article that the Gators were mostly in single-TE sets.)
Wrong. Hammond had just two catches for 27 yards, though he could have had a touchdown save for a drop.
Wrong. Only one Gator had more than four catches.
Right. I'll give myself credit here for calling Reed getting more than four catches, despite him not being part of a trio with them. Reed finished with five catches for 59 yards.
Wrong. Fowler didn't.
Right. I mean, he wasn't? Jon Bostic, Michael Taylor, and Lerentee McCray were all credited with sacks.
Wrong. Josh Evans led Florida with eight tackles, despite missing part of the game.
Right. Michael finished with just 33 yards on the ground.
Right. Again, though, subject to review.
Wrong. Never heard his name mentioned, and Brown didn't even make a tackle.
Right. Florida's largest lead was four points in the first quarter.
Right. 4.84 yards per by A&M.
Right. Just 17.
Right. He did ... eventually.
Right. And that felt good to predict and have come true.
Wrong. I was close, though.
This Week: 14-for-25, 56 percent.
Season To Date: 25-for-50, 50 percent.