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!
Florida Gators (3-2, 2-2 SEC)
Missouri Tigers (4-2, 1-1 SEC)
|Scoring Offense||31.8 (56th)||28.8 (76th)|
|Passing Offense||208.6 (91st)||201.2 (98th)|
|Rushing Offense||176.4 (57th)||156.7 (78th)|
|Total Offense||385.0 (89th)||357.8 (107th)|
|Scoring Defense||22.2 (44th)||22.8 (49th)|
|Pass Defense||235.6 (67th)||225.2 (59th)|
|Rushing Defense||121.4 (32nd)||154.3 (65th)|
|Total Defense||357.0 (40th)||379.5 (57th)|
|Sacks||16.0 (t-32nd)||19.0 (t-18th)|
|Turnover Margin||+5 (t-15th)||0 (t-64th)|
|Time of Possession||28:59 (83rd)||26:30 (114th)|
- 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.