It was a sport full of pleasure, however sadly, issues didn’t go the Florida Gators’ means ultimately because the Kentucky Wildcats defended their house turf in a 20-13 victory on Saturday evening. The win retains UK undefeated on the season whereas the loss dropped UF to a 3-2 file, which features a dropping 1-2 file in Southeastern Convention play.
Dan Wolken at USA TODAY Sports activities printed his school soccer distress index pocket book on Sunday morning, which predictably included the humbled Orange and Blue. Whereas the urge to put the Gators on the prime of the listing was current, Wolken finally positioned them in second behind the flailing Oregon Geese. Right here is his take after Week 5 of school soccer motion.
The Distress Index strongly thought-about placing the Gators No. 1 on this week’s rating, however was afraid of getting flagged for a false begin. Why not? Florida dedicated eight such penalties in a 20-13 loss to Kentucky, together with two on the ultimate drive after reaching the Wildcats’ 5-yard line. Past the inexcusable penalties at terrible occasions, it was one other a type of head-scratching video games from Dan Mullen the place his fame as an ideal play-caller loses out to his fame as a poor sport supervisor.
As an example, Gators followers have been furious that Mullen didn’t even attempt to put a drive collectively on the finish of the primary half after they received the ball again with 1:46 remaining and was content material to expire the clock. This was additionally a sport the place it appeared like Anthony Richardson, the thrilling redshirt freshman quarterback, ought to have gotten greater than a handful of touches to try to spark the offense.
As a substitute, Kentucky beat Florida at house for the primary time since 1986 by committing fewer penalties and making large particular groups performs — which was sufficient to win regardless of being held to 224 yards of offense and 1-for-9 on third down.
So there you might have it: Florida’s means to grab defeat from the jaws of victory made it an applicable addition to Wolken’s index and even gave a critical problem for the highest spot. Hopefully, the Gators can rebound from this nadir and get again on the profitable monitor forward of the Georgia sport on the finish of the month.
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- 2 Florida amongst USA TODAY Sports activities’ ‘Losers’ in Week 5
- 3 Penalties doom Florida on the highway towards Kentucky
- 4 Tebow and SEC Nation crew try and recreate Gators ‘human bicycle’ celebration
- 5 Listing
- 6 5 takeaways: Breaking down Florida’s ugly loss to Kentucky
- 7 Listing
- 8 Sunday Hash: Pat Dooley critiques Wildcats’ grilling of Gators
- 9 Listing
- 10 SEC Week 5 Outcomes: Florida upset by Kentucky, ‘Bama and UGA on one other degree
Florida amongst USA TODAY Sports activities’ ‘Losers’ in Week 5
Penalties doom Florida on the highway towards Kentucky
Tebow and SEC Nation crew try and recreate Gators ‘human bicycle’ celebration
5 takeaways: Breaking down Florida’s ugly loss to Kentucky
Sunday Hash: Pat Dooley critiques Wildcats’ grilling of Gators
SEC Week 5 Outcomes: Florida upset by Kentucky, ‘Bama and UGA on one other degree
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