Weekly Recap: Gators vs Canes: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
By: Tony Thomas
August 25, 2019
Week zero saw the #8 Florida Gators hold on to beat the Miami Hurricanes 24-20 on a “neutral” site in Orlando on Saturday night.
But the game had a little good, some bad, and a whole lot of ugly.
The Good… Both Offenses (at times)
QB Felipe Franks was 17-27, 254 yards and 2 TD’s and 2 INT’s, and he rushed for another TD. RB LaMichael Perrine ran for 42 yards and caught 6 passes for 25 yards and 1 TD. Kadarious Toney took a pass out in the flat from Franks and raced 66 yards for a touchdown. Josh Hammond added 4 catches for 93 yards. The Gators, offensively, played just good enough to win.
The Canes kept the game close, a lot closer than people thought they would prior to kickoff. Miami QB Jarren Williams was 19-29 for 214 yards and 1 TD. RB DeeJay Dallas ran for 95 yards on 12 carries and a TD. WR Brevin Jordan caught 5 balls for 88 yards and 1 TD. The Miami defense recorded 1 sack of Franks, made 2 INT’s, and recovered 2 fumbles.
Florida committed 9 penalties for 100 yards. The Canes, 14 penalties for 125 yards. That is a combined 23 penalties for a whopping 225 yards. Some would argue its first game jitters, but 225 yards in penalties is too much, and some of those were multiple false start penalties by the same player.
The Ugly… Sacks
The Miami offensive line allowed 10 sacks on Jarran Williams. The redshirt freshman QB was running for his life the entire night. The Gators also made 3 INT’s and recovered 1 fumble.
Both teams left some questions that need answers and issues that need to be addressed before their next games.
Both teams have a “OPEN” date after week zero. The Canes will jump into ACC play right away when they take on Mack Brown and the Tar Heels of North Carolina in Brown’s ACC debut as coach.
9/7 Florida vs Tennessee-Martin
9/7 Miami vs North Carolina
Thanks for reading!