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Florida Vs. Tennessee: Reviewing 25 Predictions

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Sep 15, 2012; Knoxville, TN, USA; Florida Gators cheerleaders celebrate their team scoring against the Tennessee Volunteers during the second half at Neyland Stadium. Florida defeated Tennessee 37-20. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-US PRESSWIRE
Sep 15, 2012; Knoxville, TN, USA; Florida Gators cheerleaders celebrate their team scoring against the Tennessee Volunteers during the second half at Neyland Stadium. Florida defeated Tennessee 37-20. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-US PRESSWIRE

25 predictions for Florida's second straight SEC road game.

  • Jeff Driskel will complete more than 60 percent of his passes.
    Right. He completed exactly 70 percent of his passes, going 14-for-20.
  • Driskel will throw at least one touchdown pass.
    Right. And the first one he threw was absolutely gorgeous.
  • Driskel will commit at least one turnover.
    Wrong. Driskel actually hasn't thrown a pick since tossing one against Kentucky last year.
  • Mike Gillislee will have more than 18 carries.
    Wrong. He had exactly 18 carries. I regret not writing "at least" here.
  • Gillislee will score at least one touchdown.
    Wrong. Gillislee didn't score either of Florida's two rushing touchdowns on the night, with Trey Burton
  • Gillislee will have at least one run of 20 yards.
    Right. Gillislee broke 45-yard and 32-yard carries.
  • Gillislee will run for more than 75 yards.
    Right. In his second career 100-yard game, Gillislee had 115 yards on the ground.
  • Another Gators player will have a rush of at least 10 yards.
    Right. You may have noticed Trey Burton.
  • Florida wide receivers will combine for more than 10 catches.
    Wrong. Even adding Burton's and Omarius Hines' receptions, Florida's receivers fell short.
  • Jordan Reed will be Florida's leading receiver.
    Wrong. Technically. Frankie Hammond Jr.'s 75-yard touchdown catch-and-run makes him the Gators' "leading receiver" in terms of yardage.
  • Florida will have a passing play of at least 35 yards.
    Right. Just Hammond's catch, though.
  • Florida will score on its first offensive drive.
    Wrong. Florida did almost score on itself, though!
  • Florida's defense will force a punt on Tennessee's first offensive drive.
    Right. This was the prediction I felt best about, and the one I feel most vindicated by.
  • Dante Fowler Jr. will record his first collegiate sack.
    Wrong. I will reuse this every week until he does.
  • Florida will record at least three sacks on the day.
    Wrong. Florida pressured Tyler Bray throughout, but only "sacked" him once.
  • Jonathan Bostic will lead Florida in tackling.
    Wrong. Matt Elam did, with 10 tackles.
  • Florida's defense will hold Justin Hunter under 100 receiving yards.
    Right. Hunter was held to 75 yards.
  • Florida's defense will produce at least two turnovers.
    Right. Lerentee McCray and Elam each had an interception.
  • De'Ante Saunders' return will see him make at least one big play.
    Wrong. Saunders nearly picked off a pass, but because I couldn't tell you when that was, I'm not going to count it as a "big" play.
  • Antonio Morrison will make at least two big plays.
    Wrong. Morrison had a QB hurry and a tackle for loss, but neither was a "big" play.
  • Andre Debose will make a difference, one way or another.
    Right. Debose nearly sunk the Gators by fumbling a pitch on the first offensive play, but his speed was part of why Burton's two touchdown runs worked.
  • Florida will never lead by double digits.
    Wrong. And happy to be!
  • Florida's defense will give up fewer than 21 points in the game.
    Right. Thanks, Derrick Brodus!
  • Caleb Sturgis will make a field goal of more than 40 yards.
    Right. Easy money.
  • Florida will win, extending its streak of consecutive victories over Tennessee to eight meetings.
    Right. Yeah, buddy.
  • The final score will be 27-21 in the Gators' favor.
    Wrong. But whatever.
  • This Week: 13-for-25, 52 percent.

    Season To Date: 38-for-75, 50.7 percent.