Aug 30, 2014; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators head coach Wil Muschamp prior to the game against the Idaho Vandals at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Florida Gators vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles: Statistical Breakdown

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? TweetFacebook, or leave a comment for us!

 
Florida Gators
Kentucky Wildcats
Scoring Offense65.0 (t-1st)39.5 (t-31st)
Passing Offense396.0 (6th)296.0 (34th)
Rushing Offense259.0 (21st)233.0 (t-28th)
Total Offense655.0 (2nd)529.0 (20th)
Scoring Defense0 (t-1st)8.5 (t-6th)
Pass Defense45 (1st)182.0 (38th)
Rushing Defense80.0 (17th)128.5 (60th)
Total Defense125.0 (1st)310.5 (39th)
Sacks3.0 (t-25th)2.50 (t-41st)
Turnover Margin+5.0 (1st)+3.0 (t-2nd)
Time of Possession35:00 (7th)31:00 (49th)

Notes

  • 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.

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