Florida vs. Arkansas: 25 predictions, reviewed

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I didn't do nearly as well as I thought. That's what I get for believing in Florida's running game.

Florida's still never lost to Arkansas in the regular season.

  1. Florida will score on its first offensive drive.
    Wrong. The drive covered 37 yards, but ended with a punt.
  2. Florida will lead by double digits at some point in the game.
    Right. Florida led by double digits for the entire second half.
  3. Tyler Murphy will throw for fewer than nine yards per attempt.
    Wrong. And happy to be wrong! Murphy threw for 240 yards, getting a great 10.9 yards per attempt.
  4. Murphy will account for at least two touchdowns.
    Right. Murphy threw for three of them.
  5. Florida will have at least one run of more than 30 yards on the day.
    Wrong. Florida's long run of the day covered just 15 yards.
  6. Florida will score at least two rushing touchdowns.
    Wrong. Try zero.
  7. Matt Jones will rush for more than 80 yards.
    Wrong. Jones managed just 50.
  8. Other Florida running backs will combine for more than 65 yards.
    Wrong. Mack Brown, Valdez Showers, and Trey Burton combined for 36 yards.
  9. At least two Florida wide receivers will make five or more catches.
    Wrong. Solomon Patton was the only Florida receiver with more than five.
  10. Demarcus Robinson will make an important play.
    Wrong. Not even debatable.
  11. Ronald Powell will have at least one sack or tackle for loss.
    Wrong. Powell didn't record a tackle, though he did get credited with three quarterback hurries.
  12. A linebacker will lead Florida in solo tackles.
    Wrong. Three Florida DBs did.
  13. A defensive back will lead Florida in tackles.
    Right. Cody Riggs had six total tackles.
  14. Florida's defense will give up a passing touchdown.
    Wrong. Just one rushing score.
  15. Marcus Roberson will have an interception.
    Wrong. Roberson didn't even suit up.
  16. Brandon Allen will complete less than 60 percent of his passes.
    Right. Allen completed just 17 of 41 passes.
  17. Florida's defense will allow fewer than 5.0 yards per play.
    Right. 3.8 YPP.
  18. Florida will force at least two turnovers.
    Right. Dunno why I initially thought wrong here.
  19. Alex Collins will not run for 100 yards.
    Right. Collins finished with 54 rushing yards, his lowest output of the year.
  20. Florida will have a return of more than 30 yards.
    Right. Burton, of all people, had a 31-yard punt return.
  21. Kyle Christy will average more than 43 yards per punt.
    Wrong. Thanks to his shank, Christy averaged just 37 yards per punt.
  22. Austin Hardin will make multiple field goals.
    Wrong. Hardin was replaced by Brad Phillips after having one of his field goals blocked.
  23. Florida will not be threatened in the fourth quarter.
    Right. Arkansas never got within one possession in the second half.
  24. Florida will score at least 27 points.
    Right. I felt good about this one.
  25. Florida will win.
    Right. And better about this one.

A special note: I had "Loucheiz Purifoy will make a big play" in three straight predictions posts. I dropped it for this one. You're welcome, Louchie Lou.

Last Week: 11-of-25, 44 percent.
Season To Date: 66-of-125, 52.8 percent.

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

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