I was expecting to write something like “At least some of these were right?” in this intro, but I apparently nailed more things about the offense and specific bits on defense than I thought I had, especially when it came to Austin Appleby.
- Neither team will score 30 points. Florida didn’t! Wrong.
- At least one team will get to double figures in the first half. Florida did! Right.
- Florida will lead by at least seven points at some point in the game. Florida led by 21 points, in fact. It happened. We all saw it. Right.
- Austin Appleby will throw for at least 150 yards. 296 yards, in fact. Right.
- Appleby will throw an interception. It was a horrific one! Right.
- Appleby will not be the only Florida player to throw a pass. Appleby was. Wrong.
- Lamical Perine will lead Florida in rushing yards. Perine had two carries for five yards. So, uh, no. Wrong.
- Florida will average more than four yards per carry. Florida was near five yards per carry in the first half. Then the second half happened. Wrong.
- Antonio Callaway will play. Play he did. Well? Dunno. Right.
- Callaway will have at least four catches. Exactly four. Right.
- A Florida wide receiver will catch a touchdown pass. Thanks, Freddie Swain! Right.
- Florida will make a big play on special teams. I was tempted to count Callaway’s adventures with fair catching, but those wasn’t “mak(ing) a big play” so much as “making a big mistake.” Wrong.
- CeCe Jefferson will record at least one tackle for loss. Three tackles, none for loss. Wrong.
- Jabari Zuniga will record no more than one sack. Zuniga didn’t even record a tackle. Right.
- Alex Anzalone and Jarrad Davis will combine for more than 12 tackles. Anzalone had 12 tackles on his own; Davis added another seven. Right.
- Anzalone and Davis will each record at least half a sack. Jordan Sherit and Caleb Brantley had the only Florida sacks on the day. Wrong.
- Quincy Wilson will make a big play on defense. A pick in the end zone? Yep. Right.
- Florida will recover at least one Tennessee fumble. Not particularly close on that, and so Tennessee’s run of incredible fumble luck rolls on. Wrong.
- Joshua Dobbs will not lead Tennessee in passing, rushing, and receiving. Dobbs sure did lead the Vols in passing. Right.
- Florida will allow more than 200 yards. A few (hundred) more. Right.
- Florida’s defense will allow fewer than 5.0 yards per play. Uh. Wrong.
- Florida will force at least two turnovers. Wilson and Teez Tabor each had picks. Right.
- Florida will win the turnover battle. Two in, two out. Wrong.
- Florida will defeat Tennessee for the 12th straight season. Uh. Wrong.
- Florida will win, 24-13. Hey, I was close on the margin! Wrong.
Last week: 13-for-25, 52 percent
Season to date: 50-for-100, 50 percent