It's gonna be close.
- Florida will score first.
Right. Florida's first touchdown came on a Kelvin Taylor run.
- Both teams will score in the first half.
Right. Tennessee answered with its throwback home run to Josh Dobbs.
- Neither team will lead by more than 14 in the first half.
Right. Tennessee led 17-7 at halftime.
- One team will lead by double digits at some point in the game.
Right. Just Tennessee did. (This would have been wrong if both teams had.)
- Will Grier will throw every pass for Florida.
Wrong. The bet was that Florida would not run a trick play. Florida ran one.
- Grier will throw for more than 175 yards.
Right. Thank goodness for the fourth quarter.
- Grier will post a better passer rating than Tennessee's Joshua Dobbs.
Right. Dobbs posted a 99.83. Grier topped him with a 122.31. Clash of the titans!
- Grier will throw for no more than three touchdowns.
Right. Just two. They were both okay, I guess.
- Florida will average under six yards per play on offense.
Right. 5.5 YPP this go-round.
- Demarcus Robinson will make a touchdown catch.
- A Florida player will have a carry for more than 25 yards.
Right. Kelvin Taylor's 47-yard rush is the longest by a Gator this year.
- Florida will have fewer than four plays of 30 or more yards on offense.
Right. The only two were Taylor's run and Antonio Callaway's catch-and-run.
- Florida will record no more than three sacks.
Right. Exactly three.
- Alex McCalister will have at least one sack.
Right. Exactly one.
- Caleb Brantley will have at least two tackles for loss.
Wrong. He only had one.
- Either Jarrad Davis or Antonio Morrison will lead Florida in tackles.
Wrong. Keanu Neal had 14, or as many as both LBs combined.
- Florida will commit multiple turnovers.
Wrong. Just the one interception.
- Florida will record at least one interception.
Wrong. Florida forced a fumble instead.
- Florida will have a punt of more than 50 yards.
Right. Johnny Townsend's first one traveled 61 yards. He averaged 49.6 yards per punt, and was really, really good on the day.
- A big play will happen on special teams.
Wrong. I could cheat and claim that the last field goal miss was "a big play," but nah.
- Tennessee will not gain more than 400 yards.
Wrong. 419, in fact. I was really close.
- Florida will allow at least one play of more than 50 yards.
Right. Dobbs had a 62-yard run in addition to his 58-yard TD catch.
- Florida will trail in the second half.
Right. I originally wrote this as "second half quarter," and did not catch that until last night while writing this post. I got it right; I'm also an idiot.
- Neither team will score more than 30 points.
Right. Woo boy, was that close.
- Florida will win, 24-22.
Wrong. Almost got the margin, close to the range, still wrong on the score.
16-for-25, 64 percent.
Season to Date:
64-for-100, 64 percent.
If that seems eerie, it should: I was at 64 percent through two games after a great first week and a meh second week, and have hit on 16 predictions in each of the last two games. No, I am not intentionally aiming for that.