In any sport, coaches preach the idea to by no means overlook an opponent on the schedule. Florida could have missed that memo throughout the first half of Saturday’s sport towards Samford, giving up 42 points and a whopping 358 yards of complete offense in simply the primary two quarters.
The Gators (4–5) closed as a 35.5-point favourite on SI Sportsbook forward of the sport. Samford (4–5) entered the weekend coming off a 35–14 victory towards The Citadel, however had suffered earlier losses to the likes of Chattanooga, Mercer and East Tennessee State.
The Bulldogs’ 42 points in the primary half are essentially the most the Gators have allowed in a single half in program historical past. The very best quantity previous to Saturday was in 1992, when the Gators gave up 38 to Florida State.
Samford, which didn’t path in the primary half, poured extra points on the Gators in one half than three SEC groups—Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky—did in all 4 quarters vs. Florida. The Bulldogs—an FCS opponent—are receiving a $525,000 verify for taking part in Florida, in response to Sports Illustrated‘s Ross Dellenger.
The final FBS crew to permit 42 or extra points to an FCS crew in one half was North Texas in 2015, when the Imply Inexperienced gave up 45 points to Portland State, per ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura.
Whereas there’s loads of sport left for Florida to show this one round, time could also be working out for coach Dan Mullen after the pitiful first half.
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