For Florida football fans, this isn’t so much “bitter/sweet” as it is “bitter/what the heck is going on?”
The Gators, one week from an epic second half collapse against the Tennessee Volunteers, barely showed up to play against an inferior Vanderbilt Commodores squad. Ultimately, Florida edged the Commodores, 13-6.
In a game that featured only one touchdown in the first quarter of action, there was not a lot for either side to get excited about.
The highlight of the game was Vanderbilt back Ralph Webb, who carried the load for an otherwise anemic Commodore offense. Webb got 24 touches and converted them into 110 yards. Florida’s Jordan Scarlett scored the games only touchdown on a four-yard run with 6:47 left to play in the first quarter.
Both teams combed to punt the ball 13 times.
This is a discouraging performance for a Florida team that could be reeling following last weeks demoralizing loss. It’ll will be up to the coaching staff to right the ship the rest of the way.
The Gators the LSU Tigers next week, a team that, despite it’s 2-2 start and recent coaching turnover, will demand their best performance.