Last week: Defeated Florida Atlantic Owls 35-14
Once again, we have to take into account the success of an overall program, and the Florida Atlantic Owls are still rolling without Lane Kiffin. As a result, beating them by just three touchdowns is not as big of a deal. Could the Florida Gators have won by more? Sure. What they did is solid enough to keep them in the top half of our SEC Power Rankings, though.
Dan Mullen got an okay performance from his new quarterback, Emory Jones. The replacement for Kyle Trask completed 63 percent of his passes and had 113 yards through the air. However, he did average barely over four yards an attempt and had one touchdown to two interceptions. Don’t worry. He’ll be ready to dominate Tennessee football.
Jones’ involvement in a historically dominant rushing attack is what stands out for the future of this team. He had 74 yards on the ground. Malik Davis had 104 yards, and Anthony Richardson was the star with seven carries for 160 yards. Now, UF’s defense did allow over 350 yards of total offense, but 400 rushing yards has to stand out.
Up next: At South Florida Bulls
Florida faces another in-state Group of Five program this week, but they are moving up from the Conference USA to the American, and they are going on the road. Beating the USF Bulls will carry about the same weight, though, so they probably won’t move up this list for a while.