November 23, 2012

Matchup Analysis: Rival Gators take on the Seminoles in Doak


align="center"> face="Verdana">FLORIDA GATORS

style="background-color: rgb(204, 204, 153);"> color="#800000" size="2" face="Verdana">EDGE align="center"> face="Verdana">FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES

size="1" face="Verdana">SECONDARY style="background-color: #CCCC99;"> face="Verdana"> align="right">PASSING

Florida's pass defense has been fantastic this season both in limiting yardage and forcing turnovers. The Gators' rank first in the nation in pass efficiency defense (185 yards per game) and have recorded a whopping 16 interceptions. Safety Matt Elam (3 interceptions, 5 PBU) and cornerback Jaylen Watkins (3 interceptions, 9 PBU) are the top ball hawks in the secondary. Safety Josh Evans with 22 career starts is the senior leader of the group. face="Verdana">Senior EJ Manuel has had a very solid senior season and currently ranks seventh in the country in passing efficiency throwing 21 TDs against only six interceptions. Speedy sophomore Rashad Greene has really come on as of late with TDs in three straight games. The whole receiving corps is very deep and is aided by tight end Nick O'Leary, who is also a proficient pass catcher. At 6'6", freshman phenom Kelvin Benjamin is also a huge weapon.

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