The Florida Gators are taking on the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Saturday. Hail Florida Hail brings you a last season’s statistical breakdown of the two teams (UF based on 2013, EMU based on last week). Have any recommendations for another category? Tweet, Facebook, or leave a comment for us!
|Scoring Offense||65.0 (t-1st)||39.5 (t-31st)|
|Passing Offense||396.0 (6th)||296.0 (34th)|
|Rushing Offense||259.0 (21st)||233.0 (t-28th)|
|Total Offense||655.0 (2nd)||529.0 (20th)|
|Scoring Defense||0 (t-1st)||8.5 (t-6th)|
|Pass Defense||45 (1st)||182.0 (38th)|
|Rushing Defense||80.0 (17th)||128.5 (60th)|
|Total Defense||125.0 (1st)||310.5 (39th)|
|Sacks||3.0 (t-25th)||2.50 (t-41st)|
|Turnover Margin||+5.0 (1st)||+3.0 (t-2nd)|
|Time of Possession||35:00 (7th)||31:00 (49th)|
- This is the second meeting between the two teams. Florida beat Eastern Michigan 49-10 in 2004.
- The Gators are 10-1 all-time against current Mid-American Conference teams.
- UF has won 24 straight season openers (2nd behind Nebraska’s 28), including a 65-6 record in Gainesville and 80-27 overall mark. They’ll get a chance to improve on that mark after last week’s termination due to weather.
- Jeff Driskel will be back in action with freshman Treon Harris backing him up. Driskel missed the final nine games of last season after breaking his leg.
- The Gators did not have the same starting offense for any of the 12 games last season.
- WR Quinton Dunbar will look to continue his catch streak. Dunbar holds the school-record with 28 games and counting as he broke Carlos Alvarez‘s mark of 25 consecutive games set in 1969-1971 last season.
- The last time Florida postponed a season opener was in 2004 when Hurricane Francis moved the game back one week. That opponent? The Eastern Michigan Eagles.