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The case for Florida

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Bruhman, Dec 2, 2006.

  1. Bruhman

    Bruhman Active Member

    I'm anti-rematch, so I'd put one-loss Florida in the title game if USC loses. The Gators' SID sent out the following "Florida Football Figures" to bolster UF's argument. The Gators might fail the eyeball test. But they hold their own on paper:

    10 Win Teams
    SEC: 4 (UF will have played the other three as of Saturday)
    Pac 10: 2

    Ranked Teams
    SEC: Florida (4), LSU (5), Arkansas (eight), Auburn (11) Tennessee (17),
    Pac 10: USC (2), Cal (21)

    Close wins - UF
    at Tennessee, 21-20
    Georgia, 21-14
    South Carolina, 17-16
    Florida State, 21-14

    Close Wins - USC
    at Washington State, 28-22
    Washington, 26-20
    Arizona State, 28-21

    Pac 10 vs. SEC
    USC def. Arkansas, 50-14 (lone win by the Pac-10 over the SEC in 2006)
    LSU def. Arizona, 50-3
    Auburn def. Washington State, 40-14
    Tennessee def. Cal, 35-18

    Avg. yards per play
    FLORIDA 6.51
    USC 5.95
    Notre Dame 5.76
    Michigan 5.64

    Top 25 Defenses Faced
    Michigan 3
    Notre Dame 2
    USC 0

    Total Offense
    Florida 398.2
    Notre Dame 398.0
    USC 393.3
    Michigan 374.9

    Offensive TDs
    Notre Dame 49
    FLORIDA 44
    USC 43
    Michigan 41

    QB Rating
    Florida 155.2
    Notre Dame 150.6
    Michigan 144.5
    USC 143.2

    Yards Per Attempt
    Florida 8.75
    Michigan 7.68
    USC 7.62
    Notre Dame 7.53

    Yards Per Completion
    Florida 13.67
    USC 12.40
    Michigan 12.38
    Notre Dame 11.95

    Completion Percentage
    Florida 64.0
    Notre Dame 63.1
    Michigan 62.1
    USC 61.4

    Long Passing Play
    Michigan 69
    Florida 66
    Notre Dame 62
    USC 53

    Wide Receiver Comparison
    UF OSU Mich. USC

    Receptions 191 176 129 158
    Yards 2,715 2,356 1,754 2,117
    Touchdowns 26 27 17 21
    Rush Attempts 65 5 16 2
    Rush Yards 523 45 98 8
  2. Bruhman

    Bruhman Active Member

    Like I said, I'm anti-rematch. Michigan had its shot at Ohio State. Florida would get a crack.
  3. Bruhman

    Bruhman Active Member

    And I guess UF is stating its case against the Trojans, making the Pac 10 vs. SEC comparisons relevant.
  4. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    Where Gator fans anti-rematch in 1996?
  5. Bruhman

    Bruhman Active Member

    I'm not a Gators fan. And I don't believe two wrongs make a right. UF shouldn't have gotten a rematch in '96. Michigan shouldn't get a rematch in '06.
  6. DisembodiedOwlHead

    DisembodiedOwlHead Active Member

    The selection would be between two teams, not between 22. I don't see in-depth analysis about conference as particularly relevant since the assumption is that all six BCS conferences are equal.
  7. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Well-Known Member

    Alllllrighty then. USC is down 13-9 and Florida is leading 3-0 in the second quarter.

    Hypothetical question: if Florida and USC goes down, who moves up to get Tressel and his boys?

    ND? Meeeeeechigan? Wake?
  8. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    Let's see whether Florida actually wins this game today before we make a case for the Gators. Wouldn't hurt to wait a couple hours, would it?
  9. Bruhman

    Bruhman Active Member

    UF wants to make the comparison assuming USC wins.
  10. jagtrader

    jagtrader Active Member

    Let's just cancel the season and give Ohio State the title.
  11. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    The case for Florida? It should be retro punishment for Stolen Election 2000.
  12. leo1

    leo1 Active Member

    pete carroll just admitted that he has no chance at the national championship game when the reporter in the post-game interview said something like 'now that the national championship game is gone, what do you tell your team?' he could've said that it's not gone if he had even a shred of belief that he still had a chance
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