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Florida vs. Vanderbilt, Sport Thread: Gators look to make Music Metropolis noise – Alligator Military

Florida and Vanderbilt are soccer groups which have arguably peaked on the identical time.

For Florida, that has come within the type of six quarters of principally dominant soccer during which the Gators outscored Texas A&M and South Carolina by a mixed 59-6 depend. For Vanderbilt, it was a win over Kentucky that ended a streak of futility in SEC play and will have engendered a bit of toughness in a program typically pushed round.

What occurs on this Saturday in all probability settles the argument about which group is definitely enjoying its finest ball of 2022 — or if both one is.

If that’s Florida, its skill to manage a sport with its potent, deep speeding offense — one which has averaged over 330 speeding yards during the last two video games — might be going to be on show. The disparity in dimension and ability shall be there in opposition to a Vanderbilt protection that lacks big-time, big-bodied playmakers up entrance, and whereas the Gators ought to be capable to make the most of that, Anthony Richardson must also be capable to do loads of good issues in opposition to a Commodores secondary that’s among the many nation’s worst in nearly each related statistical class.

But when it’s Vandy? Florida will in all probability do the form of sleepwalking in a chilly sport on the street that it has finished a number of instances in latest reminiscence, and squander perceived benefits on offense whereas giving up massive performs on protection. And the Commodores, who’ve taken down Florida as soon as in my life, would possibly present a few of the uncommon — particularly for Vandy — resolve that helped them keep within the sport in opposition to Kentucky for lengthy sufficient that Mike Wright might finally rescue them together with his legs.

I feel the previous is much more probably than the latter, as I actually do assume Florida has turned a nook. However I’ve mentioned that and been fallacious sufficient to be frightened I’m fallacious once more at present. Right here’s hoping I — and we — don’t have to fret for lengthy.

Go Gators.

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