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Florida Vs. Bowling Green: 25 Predictions, Including Jacoby Brissett Starting

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April 7, 2012; Gainesville FL, USA; Florida Gators quarterback Jacoby Brissett (12) hands off the ball during the first half of the Florida spring game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-US PRESSWIRE
April 7, 2012; Gainesville FL, USA; Florida Gators quarterback Jacoby Brissett (12) hands off the ball during the first half of the Florida spring game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-US PRESSWIRE

25 predictions for Florida's first game of the season, offered without guarantee. We'll keep track of how many I hit over the course of the year.

  • Jacoby Brissett will start at quarterback and play the first quarter.
  • Jeff Driskel will play the second quarter at quarterback.
  • Driskel will play well enough to be tabbed to play in the second half.
  • Brissett will also play in the second half.
  • The Friday night report that said both quarterbacks would start at the same time will not come true, because Will Muschamp and Brent Pease aren't going to forfeit their season to cuteness immediately ... and because a two-quarterbacks play could be valuable against a more fearsome team.
  • Mike Gillislee will set a new career high for carries, likely doubling his previous high of 11 carries.
  • Gillislee will also set a new career high for rushing yardage by going over 100 yards on the day.
  • Both Mack Brown and Matt Jones will get at least five carries each.
  • Latroy Pittman will make at least one catch of more than 40 yards.
  • Raphael Andrades will make at least two catches.
  • Frankie Hammond Jr. will be Florida's leading receiver.
  • Florida will lead by at least 17 points at halftime.
  • Both Dante Fowler and Jonathan Bullard will see snaps on the field in the first quarter.
  • Lerentee McCray and Dominique Easley will both have sacks in the game.
  • Jelani Jenkins will lead Florida in tackles.
  • Florida will blitz defensive backs fewer than six times in the game.
  • Matt Elam will force a turnover.
  • Loucheiz Purifoy and Marcus Roberson will start at cornerback.
  • Florida will come out in nickel, making starts by cornerbacks a bit misleading.
  • At least one interception will be made by a cornerback.
  • Florida's defense will allow fewer than five yards per play in the game.
  • Florida's defense will give up fewer than 17 points in the game.
  • Caleb Sturgis will make at least two field goals.
  • Florida will win by 24 points or more.
  • Florida's win will never be in doubt beyond the first quarter.
  • Got predictions of your own? Let's hear 'em.