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Figured why not I'm at work and have no projects so figured I'd post my thoughts on the game for you guys and you can dv or tell me I'm an idiot...whichever :).
I see both fan bases here predicting crazy scores. Neither team is scoring over 24 in this game. This is a match up featuring stud defenses. Fsu has at least seven draft picks starting for them, Florida as well. So cut the 30+ points. Neither is getting close.
Both coaches trust their d, and both will be conservative to a fault. Fsus offense is obviously a better ball mover but you also turn it over more and uf forces more. Still...I expect Fsu is close to 300 yards but struggles in the red zone. Uf wins turnover battle 2-1. Uf has better punting, Fsu and uf have the two best Kickers in cfb.
End of day...I think Fsu does beat us 20-17. Game will be very good though because both teams have oline issues, great Kickers, and like minded coaches.
Good luck...I can only hate you so much. I go to uf but my mom and SIS went to Fsu.
I think this game could end up like the 2010 game. FSU's offense has been 10x better at home than it has been on the road. The offensive front has been pretty dominant at home too.
Honestly, the only thing that will keep this game close is the "rivalry" effect and your punter. JMO
Your home schedule is why your offense has been better. I mean wvu and air force running away gave you a horrible schedule. Floridas defense is insanely better than anyone besides Fsu in the Acc. You can't expect us to be impressed by beating duke fcs and wake can you? I'd say Fsu is the most balanced team we've played...but Florida has handled Tenn, georgia, and the aggies offense as well. No one has scored over 20. Our struggles are certainly not defensive.
This post was edited by ryan596 17 months ago
'Nole here. I think your analysis is pretty spot-on. I think Florida State is the only team that has the potential to break the game open without being the beneficiary of bad turnovers, but I think Jimbo's gameplan will be too conservative for that to happen. My score prediction is 20-10.
Yea I agree we don't have the potiential to run away with it while Fsu does. But this game has nine five stars on the dlines alone. This is s show of great defenses and great d minds(stoops and muschamp).
Where did I ask you to be impressed? I simply stated that our offense is much, much better at home than on the road; that's regardless of the opponent. You asked for my opinion and I gave it to you.
FSU is more efficient, has less penalties, is more composed and are faster paced at home than they are on the road. The opposition has no effect on those qualities. I don't care how good your defense is or how poor our schedule may be, FSU leads the nation with 7.3 yards per play for a reason and it's not just because of our schedule. This is the 2nd best offense that you'll face this season.
This post was edited by fsukum 17 months ago
Uf will be exposed tomorrow, for a lucky ass team playing overrated crap ass SEC offenses You played one good offense and it was a freshman Qb's first game.
DIAF gaytor, take your ass back to your board. Its game week!!!
A very fair assessment and class post. I hope we dont go super conservative as stated but it would not be a surprised at all. Jimbo just may put it in the senior QB's hands and open it up. Who knows, maybe even go for the surprise and run up-tempo.
I'm also thinking (hoping) this game may look more like 2010 than 2011 but really it could go either way with these two talented teams.
I very much doubt Fisher goes conservative, not with what's on the line. He already stated after the NC State loss that he made a mistake that he'll never make again (we saw his words hold true versus VT). He also said last week that he'll be going more up-tempo.
Maryland is actually 25th in total D in the nation (after our game), and 125th in total O in the nation. So they're worse than you guys by 10 spots in both of those phases. No one thinks uf = maryland though. You guys haven't seen an offense ranked as highly as ours since Johnny Football played his first college football game.
That said, I think the game is won or lost on turnovers. If we have zero, we win by 3 touchdowns. If it's +2 UF, look out.
I expect to win a close one. FSU winning 20-17 sounds about right.
Thanks for the input.
Very true. Maryland I think is going to build a good program soon with big ten money. Your offensive rank is also from playing teams like Miami and duke and wake all season. Not saying your offense isn't good, but rankings are skewed from the lack of good teams. Fsu should be an sec team...the Acc loves their basketball to much. Fsu is a football school and would benefit greatly from sec play. You certainly could win the sec this year with the talent you have and your conference has screwed you out of a title shot.
Where's ur holiday spirit?
Apolgize for the double post there.
I haven't seen any predictions with wild scores. Almost everyone seems to have FSU in the low-'20's, UF in the teens. If we can avoid turnovers I see us winning going away. FSU 20, UF 6.
"I never knew I had a foot until I noticed it was on your neck"
For the sake of good football I hope the game is better than last years. Both offenses looked like Miami fans trying to act innocent in court...pathetic.
As someone who has really unimpressed with Jimbo all year...and thinks he needs to hire an OC....
I can tell you, this teams offense has been significantly different at home... and the difference has been too much to be dismissed by the quality of our opponents..... and it's a trend that can't be traced to prior seasons either...
Perhaps EJ/Jimbo are emotionally unstable and tend to let those emotions cause them problems on the road.... either way, you guys seem to be at the wrong end of the stick (weakness)
This post was edited by FsuFanForever 17 months ago
They let you post from prison?
Quality post Ryan, and not just because you have FSU winning. I tend to think it will be a 4th quarter game that UF can win late, but either way it will be a great game. I disagree with your assesment of our team only being good because of who we have played though.
Burley Nole 4 Life!
He's a Miami fan. They are so desperate for attention now it's depressing. It's okay little buddy. Uf and Fsu will continue to let you have our left overs.
If it came off as that I apologize. I think Fsu is very good and could beat anyone in the nation. i was just saying the stats aren't entirely the whole story sometimes.
I agree that stats don't tell the entire story, and honestly if I were a UF fan I wouldn't respect who FSU has beaten either because the ACC is such a joke, so I get your point.
There is WAY too much love in this thread!!! It's sickening! This is Gator week, damnit!! WTH!?
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