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Florida vs. Missouri: Reviewing our 25 predictions

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Back to accuracy.

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I don't mind being pretty right.

  1. Florida will score first.
    Right. Florida scored on its opening drive for the first time since 2013.
  2. The first score of the game will be a touchdown.
    Right. Kelvin Taylor punched in for six.
  3. Neither team will lead by more than 14 in the first half.
    Right. Florida led 14-3 for much of the first half.
  4. Will Grier will not play every snap at QB for Florida.
    Right. Treon Harris took a couple of snaps in some specialized package.
  5. Grier will throw every pass for Florida.
    Right. Thank goodness Johnny Townsend didn't throw on Florida's fake field goal.
  6. Grier will throw for more than 200 yards.
    Right. He threw for 208 yards ... and his final completion of the night garnered nine.
  7. Grier will post a higher passer rating than Missouri's Drew Lock.
    Right. Grier's: 113.55. Lock's: 63.29.
  8. Grier will throw an interception.
    Wrong. He tried, in fairness.
  9. Florida will average more than five yards per play on offense.
    Wrong. Florida managed 4.4 YPP, its fewest in a win since ... the 14-9 win at Kentucky.
  10. A Florida tight end will make a touchdown catch.
    Wrong. No one did!
  11. Florida will not have a run of more than 40 yards on the night.
    Right. Taylor's 47-yarder against Tennessee remains the Gators' longest rushing play of the year.
  12. Florida will have at least six "explosive" plays (10-yard run, 20-yard pass) on offense.
    Right. Exactly six: Taylor had two runs, Grier had one run, Robinson had two catches, and Ahmad Fulwood (sure!) had another catch.
  13. Missouri will hold Florida scoreless in at least one quarter.
    Right. The second and fourth.
  14. Florida will record three or more sacks.
    Right. Florida had three, but it seemed like way more, no?
  15. Jonathan Bullard will have at least two big plays.
    Wrong. Bullard did some good things that weren't evident on paper, but he had just two tackles, and neither one was for loss or a sack.
  16. A defensive back will lead Florida in tackles.
    Right. Marcus Maye had six, tying him with Antonio Morrison.
  17. Florida will commit no more than one turnover.
    Right. Zero!
  18. Florida will record at least one interception on defense.
    Right. Two!
  19. Johnny Townsend will average better than 45 yards per punt.
    Wrong. Townsend averaged 43.9 yards per punt, but also had to punt from Mizzou's 47 and 41, and pinned the Tigers deep both times, so I lost this very narrowly.
  20. Florida will make no more than one field goal.
    Right. Zero is not more than one.
  21. Florida will not gain more than 450 yards.
    Right. A tidy 337.
  22. Florida will allow at least one play of 60 or more yards.
    Wrong. And not close: Missouri's longest play covered 32 yards.
  23. Florida will not trail in the second half.
    Right. Florida also just didn't trail, period.
  24. Neither team will score more than 35 points.
    Right. And both teams combined didn't have 35 points. Or 25!
  25. Florida will win, 31-17.
    Wrong. I was vaguely in range of the margin.

Last Week:

18-for-25, 72 percent.

Season to Date:

91-for-150, 60.7 percent.