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Florida vs. New Mexico State: 25 predictions for the beginning of the Jim McElwain Era

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A new year brings new guesses.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

They're back.

  1. Florida will score first.
  2. Florida's first touchdown will be scored by its offense.
  3. Florida will lead by double digits in the first half.
  4. Florida will lead by 30 at some point in the game.
  5. Treon Harris will play Florida's first three series.
  6. Harris will not score Florida's first touchdown on the ground.
  7. Will Grier will play Florida's fourth through sixth series.
  8. Grier will throw a touchdown pass in the first half.
  9. Grier will complete a greater percentage of his passes than Harris.
  10. Florida will average better than five yards per play under both QBs.
  11. Demarcus Robinson will make a touchdown catch.
  12. Brandon Powell will score at least one touchdown.
  13. Florida will have at least five plays of 20 or more yards on offense.
  14. Florida will record no more than three sacks.
  15. Jonathan Bullard will have at least one sack.
  16. Taven Bryan will make a big play.
  17. Antonio Morrison will lead Florida in tackles.
  18. Florida will play primarily with five defensive backs.
  19. Florida will force multiple turnovers.
  20. Vernon Hargreaves III will force at least one turnover.
  21. Florida will hold New Mexico State under 5.5 yards per play.
  22. Florida will not allow the Aggies to score in the first quarter.
  23. Florida will never trail.
  24. Florida will "win" both the first and second halves.
  25. Florida will win, 55-13.

Let's hope my predictions go better than last year's.