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||40.7 (24th)||28.5 (t-76th)|
|Passing Offense||261.3 (50th)||251.3 (55th)|
|Rushing Offense||201.0 (41st)||126.8 (101st)|
|Total Offense||462.3 (t-42nd)||378.0 (92nd)|
|Scoring Defense||24.0 (t-59th)||23.8 (58th)|
|Pass Defense||287.7 (113th)||197.2 (29th)|
|Rushing Defense||128.0 (45th)||169.0 (79th)|
|Total Defense||415.7 (85th)||366.3 (49th)|
|Sacks||6.0 (t-97th)||8.0 (t-77th)|
|Turnover Margin||+8.0 (5th)||+2.0 (40th)|
|Time of Possession||30:02 (60th)||30:25 (54th)|
- 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.