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Gators struggling early again

Posted on: September 11, 2010 12:59 pm
Edited on: September 11, 2010 1:46 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

It must be another Saturday morning because the Florida Gators are once again having trouble at home in The Swamp.  After a quick three and out on their first drive of the game that featured yet another errant snap from center Mike Pouncey, the South Florida Bulls responded with a monster touchdown drive.

The Bulls went 96 yards in 17 plays, chewing up ten minutes in the process before B.J. Daniels found Andrew Ketchel for a two yard touchdown pass to give the Bulls a 7-0 lead.  Though most of South Florida's yards came on the ground, as Daniels, Lindsay Lamar and Moise Plancher combined to carry the ball 13 times for 79 yards.

Florida's response wasn't very impressive, either.  While they did manage to pick up 33 yards on seven plays on their second possession, they had to punt the ball back to South Florida, who now has the ball at their own 24-yard line to start the second quarter.

UPDATE : The Gators were able to put together a decent drive late in the second quarter, but Caleb Sturgis -- who is battling injuries -- missed a 39-yard field goal.  The score remains 7-0 USF with 2:14 remaining in the first half.

UPDATE: Following the missed Florida field goal, B.J. Daniels threw an interception with a minute to go in the half.  One big pass to Deonte Thompson and an eleven yard touchdown toss to Carl Moore later, and it's tied at 7-7 in The Swamp.  Though the ensuing kickoff did sail out of bounds, so South Florida has good field position with 44 seconds left in the half.

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