Florida vs. LSU: 25 predictions, reviewed

Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

We review our predictions for Florida's trip to Baton Rouge. They were bad.

Most of these were wrong.

  1. Florida will lead in the first quarter.
    Right. A field goal got the Gators on the board.
  2. Florida's first score will be a touchdown, not a field goal.
    Wrong. A field goal got the Gators on the board.
  3. Tyler Murphy will throw for more than eight yards per attempt.
    Wrong. Not even close.
  4. Murphy will account for at least one touchdown through the air and on the ground.
    Wrong. How about zero?
  5. Florida will have at least one pass play of more than 40 yards on the day.
    Wrong. How about zero?
  6. Matt Jones will rush for more than 60 but less than 100 yards.
    Wrong. In fairness, Jones would probably have ended up in that range with a full day's work.
  7. Florida's running game will tally more than 125 yards.
    Wrong. 111.
  8. At least two Florida wide receivers will make four or more catches.
    Wrong. No Florida wide receiver made four catches.
  9. Quinton Dunbar will have a receiving touchdown.
    Wrong. Still waiting on his first of 2013.
  10. Dante Fowler will have a sack on second or third down.
    Wrong. Fowler had no sacks.
  11. Michael Taylor will lead Florida in solo tackles.
    Wrong. Antonio Morrison.
  12. A Florida defensive back will make an interception.
    Wrong. No picks in Baton Rouge.
  13. Florida's defense will give up at least two passing touchdowns.
    Wrong. At least both of them came on the ground?
  14. Marcus Roberson will play well in his first game back from injury.
    Right. Arguable, but Roberson made one error and the flag was very late.
  15. Zach Mettenberger will complete less than 60 percent of his passes.
    Right. Just nine of 17 completions.
  16. Florida's defense will allow more than 5.0 yards per play.
    Right. First time this year.
  17. Florida will force at least two turnovers.
    Wrong. Just one.
  18. Jeremy Hill will run for 100 or more yards.
    Right. 127.
  19. Florida will make a major mistake on special teams.
    Right. Kyle Christy failing to pin LSU deep counted for Will Muschamp, so it counts here.
  20. Kyle Christy will average more than 40 yards per punt.
    Right. This, somehow, was still right.
  21. Brad Phillips will attempt every Florida field goal under 35 yards.
    Wrong. Brad Phillips did not come on the trip.
  22. The game will be within a touchdown at some point in the fourth quarter.
    Right. Technically, Florida trailed by one possession at 14-6.
  23. Florida will score at least 21 points.
    Wrong. Nah.
  24. Florida will cover a seven-point spread.
    Wrong. Also nah.
  25. LSU will win.
    Right. Alas, not nah.

Last Week: 9-of-25, 36 percent.
Season To Date: 75-of-150, 50.0 percent.


Andy Hutchins is Alligator Army's managing editor. Follow Alligator Army on Twitter and Facebook.

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