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 (3-2, 2-2 SEC)
Missouri Tigers (4-2, 1-1 SEC)
Scoring Offense31.8 (56th)28.8 (76th)
Passing Offense208.6 (91st)201.2 (98th)
Rushing Offense176.4 (57th)156.7 (78th)
Total Offense385.0 (89th)357.8 (107th)
Scoring Defense22.2 (44th)22.8 (49th)
Pass Defense235.6 (67th)225.2 (59th)
Rushing Defense121.4 (32nd)154.3 (65th)
Total Defense357.0 (40th)379.5 (57th)
Sacks16.0 (t-32nd)19.0 (t-18th)
Turnover Margin+5 (t-15th)0 (t-64th)
Time of Possession28:59 (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.

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