Tigers putting it all together in Gainesville

Tigers putting it all together in Gainesville

Tigers putting it all together in Gainesville

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by John Bailey / Missouri Football App

KMOV.com

Posted on November 3, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 3 at 12:49 PM

(Missouri Football App) -- Perhaps it's hangover from the the loss to Georgia, or perhaps it's the early start time, but the Florida Gators looked overwhelmed by the Missouri defense in the first half.

After an interception put the Gators inside the Mizzou 30, the defense netted a big sack to force a long field goal. Sheldon Richardson confirmed his elite status once again by blocking the first attempt at points for the Gators for a big momentum shift.
The Tiger offense has shown signs of life, rushing for 64 yards and a score. The passing game has been flirting with efficiency, netting decent gains despite some early drops and overthrows. Franklin has a completed 50% of his passes and has hooked up with seven different wideouts.

Florida has gained a measly 111 yards on offense, and went into the locker room on very shaky ground having fumbled, muffed a kickoff and nearly intercepted in their last two possessions.

Halftime adjustments will be huge for the Gators. They will have to find a way to get the ball moving against a pressing Tiger attack, and odds are they're going to go to the ground to do it. Florida leads the nation in first down runs, and they'll need to get the run churning if they hope to put points on the board.

Missouri's offense is looking to be a legitimate threat, as James Franklin has used his legs to get out of danger on multiple occasions. A good mix of play calling seems to have the Gators on their heels, and if the Tigers can improve the execution, the second half could be one wild ride.

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