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Miami leads Florida after physical first half

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The Michigan vs. Notre Dame seems to have gotten all of the attention this week, but Miami and Florida has made for quite an entertaining first half in another rivalry game that shows no signs of continuing any time soon. Miami holds a 14-6 lead at the half after coming up with a fumble recovery as Florida was looking to score late in the half. Red zone failure has been the story of the first half for Florida.

Miami quarterback Stephen Morris has thrown two touchdown passes against the Gators, including a 52-yard connection with Phillip Dorsett to complete an 84-yard drive. Morris has had a couple throws that have left Hurricane fans scratching their heads as well.

Florida got on the board with a nice handoff fake by Jeff Driskel allowing him to run nearly uncontested to the right side for a touchdown. But Florida attempted one of those funky point-after formations that looks like a fake two-point conversion going in to an extra point, but the Gators actually did try for the two-point conversion only to come up short. Will that point come back to haunt Florida?

Coming in to the game it was expected to be a big day for Miami running back Duke Johnson. At the half, Johnson has rushed for 43 yards on eight carries against the Florida defense.

It has only been one half, but Miami is certainly off to a fine start this season after an impressive first half against the Gators and their dominance shown in week one against hapless Florida Atlantic. Are the Hurricanes also making a statement to the rest of the ACC in the process? Clemson scored a huge win for the conference last week with a home win against Georgia, and now Miami seems to be doing a solid job at following that up.

Let’s see if The U can finish off Florida or not in the second half before getting carried away. This is a big test for the program.

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6 Responses to “Miami leads Florida after physical first half”
  1. edweird0 says: Sep 7, 2013 1:40 PM

    You know what taste better than gator meat? Gator tears hahahaha. Keep doubting us. Where you at 35looooooooooongmiles

  2. normtide says: Sep 7, 2013 2:49 PM

    Really impressed with Miami, but doesn’t it seem like UF is just a little to fancy on offense? Over the lady two years, they have no identity on offense.

  3. blackhawks2010 says: Sep 7, 2013 3:29 PM

    Wow, Florida is terrible. Especially their QB, awful.

  4. gatorprof says: Sep 7, 2013 3:36 PM

    Hats off to the Gators. They made plays when it mattered most. The Gators folded when it mattered most.

    Gators are just a bad team offensively. No sugar coating it. You won’t win many games with 5 TOs, especially on the road.

    Cue the “fire Boom” crowd…

  5. gatorprof says: Sep 7, 2013 3:36 PM

    Er, Hats off to the CANES, not the Gators!

  6. watchfullhose says: Sep 7, 2013 3:38 PM

    This game was awful. Both teams looked terrible.

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