Last week, I wrote up a prediction of what would happen in the Florida-Bowling Green game based on the results of an NCAA Football ’13 simulation.
The simulation was fairly accurate. The score the game predicted was 33-13. The final score in reality was 27-14. Six points off – not too shabby.
Unfortunately for Gators fans, the game has Florida losing against Texas A&M this weekend when they make the trip to College Station.
The game was not a pretty one for the Gators either, losing to the Aggies 17-13.
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In his first true start for Florida, quarterback Jeff Driskel struggled to say the least.
The sophomore only completed 41 percent of his passes (13/31) for 134 yards. He wasn’t able to connect for any touchdowns and tossed two interceptions.
The rushing game wasn’t able to help Driskel out either.
Gillislee got 22 touches and was able to run for 84 yards and a touchdown, but with his longest run clocking in at only 10 yards, he was unable to jumpstart a stagnant offense.
Much like the real-life Bowling Green game, the defense had trouble creating pressure for most of the game. The Gators didn’t record one sack the entire game, and only recorded two tackles for losses.
The Gators’ defense forced two turnovers in the game, one on a forced fumble from safety Josh Evans, the other an interception by Cody Riggs.
If the real Gators defense plays like the the virtual defense, Florida will have a hard time winning at Kyle Field.
The coaches have said the offense was restricted in its play calling against Bowling Green, so maybe a different offense will show up this Saturday.
If the same team that played against Bowling Green takes the field against A&M, it could be a long afternoon for Gators fans, like NCAA ’13 predicts.
But don’t worry, there’s definitely hope, Gators fans. The game also said the Aggies would lose to Louisiana Tech in Week 1.
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