Game notes play-by-play

Overall: Florida and Alabama both have bigtime players who make plays. Florida’s Emory Jones and the running back by committee continually frustrated and battered Alabama’s defense. Alabama’s Will Anderson is an amazing player, and so is Florida’s Gervon Dexter, who both had exceptional games.

Alabama @ Florida Game Breakdown

TL/DR Stats

1st Qtr

Alabama Ball (1st Drive)

  • 1st & 10 @ UA 25 – Give to RB4 – Gain of 5
    • Looks like Moon has QB responsibility & goes that way
    • RB4 cuts underneath and where DT should be
  • 2nd & 5 from UA 30 – Screen pass right to WR18 – 15 yard gain
    • Trips right (18 is middle)
    • DB16 gets blocked (held) and can’t get to the WR
    • LB11 falls for a play-action fake that doesn’t really happen, is late getting out
  • 1st & 10 from UA 45 – Pass attempt to WR1 (deep)
    • PENALTY – DPI
    • Twins left w/bracket coverage
    • Dean gets caught looking into the backfield
  • 1st & 10 from UF 40 – Screen pass to WR1 – Gain of 6
    • Trips right, WR1 is middle man
    • LB1 takes a very poor angle and runs himself out of the play
  • 2nd & 4 from UF 34 – Pass attempt to right (WR1)
    • UF showed blitz early
    • Pass broken up beautifully by DB5
    • Ball tipped by LB1
  • 3rd & 4 from UF 34 –
    • Trips Left, UF playing tight on middle receiver (DB16)
    • PENALTY – DELAY OF GAME (Alabama)
  • 3rd & 8 from UF 39 – Pass to WR1 – Gain of 10
    • Twins right & left, TE Left (empty set)
    • DB0 comes on a safety blitz and hits QB9
    • Pass complete to WR1 @ 4 yards, DB22 misses tackle (overruns it badly)
  • 1st & 10 from UF 28 – Give to RB4 – gain of 23
    • Trips Right, motion to balanced twins
    • DT55 takes an outside angle, leaving A-gap open
    • DT9 doesn’t get off his blocker, reaches
    • DB22 late coming downhill
  • 1st & GOAL from UF 5 – Fumble on snap – loss of 1
    • QB9 bobbled the snap, fell forward
  • 2nd & GOAL from UF 7 – Screen pass left
    • TOUCHDOWN
    • Trips Left (tight)
    • RB21 goes in motion toward trips (UF Defenders slow to react)
    • DB16 doesn’t attack the pattern immediately, misses tackle

Score: 7-0

Florida Ball (1st Drive)

  • Kickoff returned from 2, 15 yards
  • 1st & 10 from UF 17 – Rollout pass left – Gain of 2
    • Trips Left with TE2
  • 2nd & 8 from UF 19 – Pass to TE2 – Gain of 9
    • Trips Right
    • Smash route by TE2, throw was a little high, but caught
  • 1st & 10 from UF 27 – Give to RB20 – Gain of 4
    • RT56 gets 31 on the ground
    • TE2 turns his man out
    • RG51 goes to 2nd level to block backside LB, but runs right across LB8 who makes the tackle as RG77 cannot hold his block
    • Blocking design looks goofy
  • 2nd & 6 from UF 31 – Speed option right, pitch to RB20, Gain of 20
    • RG51 missed his block entirely. Looks like RT56 was supposed to chip DT92 and then climb to 2nd level. 56 does his job and climbs, but 51 tried to pull or something, then lets DT92 run free, but RB20 is too fast.
    • If DT92 gets blocked, this run is probably a TD.
    • RT56 blocked his man 15 yards downfield
    • In this illustration, you can see where RB20 should be able to go (red line) and where he is forced to go by RG51’s missed block on DT92. RB20 has to go around him, which he does for 20 yards, but if he’s able to cut it up cleanly, he hits this HUGE hole with a lot more speed.
Red arrow: Where Davis would like to run, Blue arrow: Where Davis was forced to run by DT92
  • 1st & 10 from UA 49 – Incomplete pass attempt to RB20
    • Trips Right w/TE2
    • Excellent protection by the O-Line
    • Whittemore WIDE OPEN on the crossing route, QB5 doesn’t see him.
  • 2nd & 10 from UA 49 – PENALTY
    • Offside on Alabama
    • Trips Left (3WR)
  • 3rd & 5 from UA44 – Play-action pass to TE2 – gain of 21
    • DE20 comes on a rush, but looks like it may have been an RPO on him
    • TE2 needs to get a better chip on the DE, but the play worked.
  • 1st & 10 from UA 23 – QB Counter run – Gain of 5
    • Trips Left (3WR)
    • Running path looks awkward, RG51 pulls but appears to have dual responsibility, two LB’s were unblocked on the play.
  • 2nd & 5 from UA 17 – PENALTY
    • Alabama Offside
    • Trips Right (3WR)
  • 1st & 10 from UA 12 – QB Counter run – Gain of 8
    • Trips Right (3WR)
    • On this play, the UF OL pushed UA DL back 3 yards, QB5 wasn’t touched until he reached the UA 9 yard line
  • 2nd & 2 from UA 4 – Give to RB27 – Loss of 4
    • Trips Left (3WR)
    • Stalemate on the LoS, RG51 doesn’t get to his LB coming downhill
    • RB27 attempts to bounce outside, but is run down.
  • 3rd & 6 from UA 8 – Incomplete pass to WR4
    • Trips Left (2WR + TE2)
    • Good protection, late throw, ball batted away
  • 4th & 6 from UA 8 – FIELD GOAL
    • Good

Score: 7-3

Alabama Ball (2nd Drive)

  • 1st & 10 from UA 25 – Pass to WR18 – Gain of 6
    • Tackled immediately by LB2
  • 2nd & 4 from UA 31 – Run attempt by RB21 – Loss of 3
    • LB7 on a run blitz, hit RB21 in the backfield
  • 3rd & 7 from UA28 – Incomplete pass attempt to WR8
    • PENALTY – DPI on DB5
    • Terrible call
    • Press coverage was excellent
  • 1st & 10 from UA 39 – Pass attempt to WR8 incomplete
    • RPO – Press man coverage from DB5 was excellent.
  • 2nd & 10 from UA 39 – TIMEOUT
    • Florida defense had 12 men in formation
  • 2nd & 10 from UA 39 – Screen pass left to RB21 – Gain of 9
    • LB2 missed tackle
    • Weakside LB2 has to run across the formation to catch RB21, when he does, he’s at full speed and goes high to avoid helmet-to-helmet contact.
  • 3rd & 1 from UA 48 – Pass right to RB21 – Gain of 17
    • Appears a bad play-fake, but RB21 was WIDE OPEN in the flat
    • DB16 blitzes the QB, S22 doesn’t pick up the man out of the backfield
    • NOTE – RB21 should have gotten called for a personal foul face mask but was not (very bad miss). Had LB11’s face mask in his hand all the way to the bench.
    • Instead of 1st & 10 at the UF 34, the next play should be 3rd & 16 from the UA 33
  • 1st & 10 from UF 34 – WR Screen to WR8 – Gain of 8
    • WR8 goes in motion, but nobody from UF defense reacts until after the ball is thrown?
    • DB3 gets off his block, but is too far inside to defend and WR8 turns the corner
  • 2nd & 2 from UF 31 – Pass to WR19
    • TOUCHDOWN
    • LB1 looks lost on his alignment on this play pre-snap
    • WR19 was the outside man in the formation, motioned to the inside, caused confusion in the UF secondary.
    • DB0 gets knocked down on the play by UA WR8
      • “rub-route” is what offenses call it… “pick” is the defense’s preference
    • Could have been called a pick, but was pretty close.

Score: 14-3

Florida ball (2nd Drive)

  • 1st & 10 from UF 25 – Option QB Keep – Loss of 3
    • Trips right with overload (TE2)
    • DE31 holds his outside leverage beautifully and fools the QB into keeping the ball
  • 2nd & 13 from UF 22 – Give to RB6 – Gain of 4
    • There was a hole initially but the play developed too slowly and UA closed it up
  • 3rd & 10 from UF 25 – No play
    • TIMEOUT Alabama
  • 3rd & 10 from UF 25 – Dropback Pass – INTERCEPTED
    • Pressure from DE20 causes a back-foot throw, but initially the protection was OK
    • LG77 follows LB on stunt, DE20 was passed off from LT76, but LG77 was too far inside to pick him up.

Score: 14-3

Alabama ball (3rd Drive)

  • 1st & 10 from UF 38 – Give to RB4 – Gain of 11
    • Line stunt to the Left, LB fills in and takes on the block, but DB22 and DB0 are slow to close. DB24 misses tackle at 6 yards (not a great effort)
  • 1st & 10 from UF 27 – PENALTY
    • False Start – Alabama
  • 1st & 15 from UF 32 – Pass attempt to WR1
    • Covered nicely by DB5, Motion by WR11 tried to fool DB0, did not
  • 2nd & 15 from UF 32 – Pass to WR8 – Gain of 10
    • Pre-snap DB0 was waving across the field at something
    • DB16 takes bait on an inside fake by WR8. He has LB11 on the inside, so there’s no need for this.
  • 3rd & 5 from UF 22 – Pass to WR1 – Gain of 15
    • Drag route
    • UF sends LB and DB16 on blitz, it picked up nicely.
    • WR1 is not picked up by the remaining LB in coverage.
  • 1st & Goal from UF 7 – Pass attempt to WR18 in end zone
    • Incomplete – tight coverage by DB16
  • 2nd & Goal from UF 7 – Pass to RB4 – TOUCHDOWN
    • RB4 slips into flat, DB5 is slow to recover and misses tackle at 5 yard line

Score: 21-3

Florida ball (3rd Drive)

  • 1st & 10 from UF 25 – Pass to TE2 – Gain of 5
    • Twins Left – TE2 motions to weak (right)
    • Attempted roll to the right, DE31 blows up the play
    • TE2 chips DE31 and LG77 pulls to clean up but overruns the block causing QB5 to do a mini-scramble.
    • Good play making by QB5 to find TE2 on the crossing route
  • 2nd & 5 from UF 30 – Speed option Right (QB keeps) – Gain of 12
    • Twins Left
    • RG51 seals DE31 nicely, RT56 downfield blocking LB10, option man is OLB
    • QB keeps (correct read)

End of 1st Quarter

  • 1st & 10 from UF 41 – Rush middle by RB20 – Gain of 6
    • Bunch formation right, WR14 motions away from it
    • WR14 does not maintain his block, his man dives into the hole and makes the tackle
  • 2nd & 4 from UF 47 – Pass attempt to WR1
    • Play action pass, throw was behind the receiver by too much
  • 3rd & 4 from UF 47 – Pass to WR14 – Gain of 10
    • Trips Right
    • Throws to WR14 on crossing route
    • Protection is very good
  • 1st & 10 from UA 44 – Shuttle pass to TE9 – Gain of 1
    • Trips Left – WR14 motions away from it
    • UA with Corner Blitz
    • DE31 reads it perfectly and fools the QB, makes the tackle
  • 2nd & 9 from UA 43 – QB Scramble – Gain of 2
    • Trips Left – WR14 motions away from it
    • Initial protection is very good
    • Coverage was excellent by UA
  • 3rd & 7 from UA 41 – QB Draw – Gain of 4
    • Trips right with 4 WR
    • LG77 pulls and has his guy turned out, but QB5 runs around the block, bringing LB11 back into the play and he makes the tackle
  • 4th & 3 from UA 37 – TIMEOUT
    • Trips Left
  • 4th & 3 from UA 37 – Attempted RPO pass – Batted down
    • TURNOVER ON DOWNS
    • Bunch Right
    • Not sure where QB5 was throwing the ball (nobody open in the area)

Score: 21-3

Alabama Ball (4th Drive)

  • 1st & 10 from UA 37 – Attempted play-action pass – PENALTY
    • Intentional Grounding Alabama
    • DT9 beat his man and applied pressure on QB9
  • 2nd & 16 from UA 31 – Pass attempt to WR10 – Incomplete
    • DB16 with excellent coverage
    • DL with good push into the face of the QB
  • 3rd & 16 from UA 31 – Pass attempt to WR9 – INCOMPLETE
    • DE6 with pressure around the edge, flushes QB9
    • Broken up by DB5
  • 4th & 16 from UA 31 – PUNT
    • Downed by UA at UF 21

Score: 21-3

Florida Ball (4th Drive)

  • 1st & 10 from UF 21 – QB scramble – Gain of 6
    • Good protection initially, coverage was good
    • QB5 scrambles
  • 2nd & 4 from UF 27 – RB27 rush middle – Gain of 1
    • DE31 runs around the block of LG77 who was pulling on the play
  • 3rd & 3 from UF 28 – Speed option left – Gain of 1
    • Late pitch, LB10 runs down the play
    • Should have been a penalty for horse-collar tackle on DE20 – not called
    • If called, the result would be a 1st down at UF 45
  • 4th & 2 from UF 29 – PUNT
    • Out of bounds at UA 30

Score: 21-3

Alabama Ball (5th Drive)

  • 1st & 10 from UA 30 – Rush middle by RB21 – Gain of 5
    • DE55 gets penetration forcing bounce to the outside, LB11 gets spun around on the play allowing the corner
  • 2nd & 5 from UA 35 – Pass attempt to WR1 – Incomplete
    • Very tight coverage from DB24
    • Throw was behind the receiver
  • 3rd & 5 from UA 35 – Pass attempt to WR8 (deep) – Incomplete
    • QB9 flushed from pocket by DE6 and LB1
    • DB5 with tight coverage downfield and a PBU
  • 4th & 5 from UA 35 – Punt
    • Fair Catch by WR3 at UF 21

Score: 21-3

Florida Ball (5th Drive)

  • 1st & 10 from UF 21 – Option give to RB6 – Gain of 4
    • Good blocking initially, LB10 went around block of LG77 to eventually fill the gap
  • 2nd & 6 from UF 25 – Play-action pass (w/half roll) to TE9 – Gain of 30
    • Bunch Right
    • Corner blitz by CB5
    • QB5 was patient and made a nice throw on a late-developing route to TE9
    • Excellent downfield blocking by RB6
  • 1st & 10 from UA 45 – Play-action pass attempt to WR14 – Incomplete
    • double-clutch late throw
  • 2nd & 10 from UA 45 – Pass attempt to WR4 – Incomplete
    • Trips Right
    • Poor throw by QB5 (fans booing)
  • 3rd & 10 from UA 45 – QB draw – Gain of 4
  • 4th & 6 from UA 41 – Pass attempt to WR1 – Incomplete – PENALTY
    • DPI Alabama
  • 1st & 10 from UA 26 – Rush middle RB20 – TOUCHDOWN
    • Bunch formation left, WR14 motions away from it
    • EXCELLENT blocking by the OL
    • RB20 makes the Safety miss
  • PAT – Missed Right

Score: 21-9

Alabama Ball (6th Drive)

Kickoff returned to UA 26

  • 1st & 10 from UA 26 – Rush Right RB4 – Gain of 2
    • Penetration by DT44 causes RB4 to bounce outside, LB1 holds his position, DT9 cleans up the play
  • 2nd & 9 from UA 27 – QB9 Sacked – Loss of 3
    • Coverage sack, pocket collapsed
  • 3rd & 12 from UA 24 – pass to WR8 – Gain of 6
    • Pass complete at 4 yards, UF Defense rallied to ball.
  • 4th & 6 from UA 30 – Punt
    • Caught by WR3, tackled immediately at UF 22

Score: 21-9

Florida Ball (6th Drive)

  • 1st & 10 from UF 22 – QB Draw – Gain of 4
    • Trips Left, RB27 motions away
    • RT56 & RG51 pull nicely, small hole, QB5 makes the most of it
  • 2nd & 6 from UF 26 – Pass to WR12 – Gain of 26
    • Trips Right (no backs)
    • Excellent protection
    • On time, on target throw
  • 1st & 10 from UA 48 – QB sack – Loss of 2
    • Trips Right
    • Good protection initially, pocket collapsed and QB could not escape
    • Coverage Sack
  • 2nd & 12 from midfield – Sweep Left RB27 – Gain of 4
    • PENALTY – HOLDING WR12
  • 2nd & 19 from UF 43 – Screen pass right to TE2 – Loss of 4
    • Trips Right
    • DE20 saw the play developing, just not well executed
  • 3rd & 23 from UF 39 – Give to RB6 going right – Loss of 3
    • This was a give-up play on the drive, but it was blocked well and could have been a positive gainer
    • DE31 blew up the play by holding his edge and tackling RB6 in the backfield
    • RB6 should have cut this up into the hole created by LG65 and RT56
Red arrow: where Davis should have run, Blue arrow: where Davis actually ran
  • 4th & 25 from UF 37 – Punt
    • Fair Catch by WR10 @ UA 10

Score: 21-9

Alabama Ball (7th Drive)

  • 1st & 10 from UA 10 – Give to RB4 – Loss of 2
    • DE55 beats the double-team to the inside, causing RB4 to bounce
    • LB11 and DB0 come downhill quickly and make a tackle in the backfield
  • 2nd & 11 from UA 9 – No Play

HALFTIME

Score: 21-9

Florida Ball (7th Drive)

  • 1st & 10 from UF 25 – Pass attempt to WR1 – PENALTY
    • DPI
    • Twins Left (1RB)
  • 1st & 10 from UF 40 – QB option keep left – Gain of 9
    • Twins Right w/ TE2 on wing, pulls to block
    • DE20 is the option, crashes on RB20, QB5 correct read
    • QB5 does not set up TE2’s block on the Safety
    • WR1 has perfect block on DB
  • 2nd & 1 from UF 49 – Pass to WR1 – Gain of 10
    • Twins Left with TE2 on Wing
    • Blitz with LB10, DE31 beats RT56 on an inside stunt, LB10 comes free
    • QB5 scrambles to his right, makes perfect throw on the run.
  • 1st & 10 from UA 41 – Give to RB20 – Gain of 9
    • Trips Left – UF runs weak-side
    • RT56 seals DE31 to the outside, RG51 picks up LB18 & climbs to 2nd level to block DB8
    • RB20 untouched until 8 yards downfield, hits the hole beautifully
  • 2nd & 1 from UA 32 – Option QB Keep – Gain of 2
    • Twins Left
    • RG51 gets an initial block on DE20, but cannot hold that block, DE20 recovers, comes back inside to make the tackle
  • 1st & 10 from UA 30 – Speed option Left RB20 – Gain of 2
    • Bunch formation Left
    • DE31 is option, Forces QB5 to pitch
    • LB10 reads the play and outruns the attempted block by RT56
  • 2nd & 7 from 27 – Speed option left RB20 – Gain of 15
    • Bunch formation Right, WR14 motions away
    • LB10 moved up tight to LoS, DE20 crashes to force an early pitch
    • RT76, WR1 & WR14 get blocks at 2nd level, RB20 untouched for 8 yards
  • 1st & 10 from UA 12 – Screen Pass to RB20 – Gain of 6
    • Twins Right, RB20 resets to Twins Left
    • DE31 forces a high throw but RB20 gets it…disrupts timing a little
  • 2nd & 5 from UA 7 – QB counter – Gain of 2
    • Bunch formation Right, WR4 motions away
    • DE31 crashes hard across RT56’s face, LB8 blows up RB27’s attempted block
  • 3rd & 4 from UA 6 – Speed option Right RB27 – Gain of 2
    • Trips Left
    • DE31 stunts inside across LG51’s block causing QB5 to pitch too early
    • LB6 is option, but because of LG51’s missed block, there is no option, just a sweep now
    • RB27 makes two men miss, but is caught by UA Secondary
  • 4th & 1 from UA 3 – Option give to RB27 – TOUCHDOWN
    • Trips Left
    • LB10 gets too close to LoS (Result of effective Running game) caught up in traffic
    • LG77 and LT76 turn their men inside and outside respectively, creating just enough of a hole for RB27 to slip through and overpower LB10 into end zone

Score: 21-16

Alabama ball (8th Drive)

  • 1st & 10 from UA 25 – Give to RB4 middle – no gain
    • LB1 beats RT70 around edge, forcing RB4 down tighter than he wanted to go
    • LB11 quickly fills the hole in B-gap and makes a solid tackle
  • 2nd & 10 from UA 25 – PENALTY
    • False Start Alabama
  • 2nd & 15 from UA 20 – Pass to WR8 – Gain of 10
    • DB0 tackled immediately
  • 3rd & 4 from UA 32 – Give to RB4 – Gain of 11
    • LB11 filled hole, but got blocked late by OL71, creating gap for RB4
    • DT44 missed tackle
  • 1st & 10 from UA43 – Pass to WR1 – Gain of 29
    • Protection was good, but pocket collapsing
    • DE5 missed tackle on catch, but would have been a 1st down anyway
  • 1st & 10 from UF 28 – Screen pass to WR18 – Loss of 3
    • Trips Right formation –
    • DB16 reads the screen and beats the block of WR19 to the point of attach
  • 2nd & 12 from UF 30 – Pass attempt to WR1 – incomplete
    • Trips left
    • UF Brings blitz pressure, LB1 dropped into coverage
    • LB1 dropped an interception right in his hands
  • 3rd & 12 from UF 30 – Pass attempt to WR8 – Incomplete – PENALTY
    • DPI on LB1 (good call)
  • 1st & 10 from UF 22 – Give to RB4 – Gain of 6
    • Good hold/penetration by DL, four defenders converge at 1 yard,
    • RB4 runs through tackles to get extra yards
    • DB22 comes down to make a strong tackle
  • 2nd & 5 from UF 16 – PENALTY
    • False Start – Alabama
  • 2nd & 10 from UF 21 – Pass attempt – Incomplete
    • Should have been illegal motion penalty on LG70, still moving at the snap of the ball
  • 3rd & 10 from UF 21 (should be 3rd & 15) – Pass to TE81 – Gain of 10
    • Good coverage by DB22 and tackled immediately
    • Good throw and execution by TE81
  • 1st & 10 from UF 12 – Give to RB21 – Gain of 2
    • DT9 gets off his block and closes the hole right as RB21 gets there, GREAT play
  • 2nd & 8 from UF 10 – Pass attempt to WR18 – Incomplete (dropped wide open)
    • GREAT play design by UA, Ran WR18 & WR8 into same zone, then split them late causing DB22 to take one or the other, QB9 read correctly
  • 3rd & 8 from UF 10 – Pass to RB21 – Gain of 7
    • Should have been a penalty for Illegal motion on the play, RT79 was still moving at the snap
    • Good pressure from LB1 and DE6 forces QB9 to scramble
    • DB16 misses tackle on RB21
  • 4th & 1 from UF 2 – Give to RB4 – TOUCHDOWN
    • Poor alignment by UF on this play
    • Not enough on the edge, RB4 walks into end zone
    • PAT Good

Score: 28-16

Florida ball (8th Drive)

  • Kickoff KR82 muffs fair catch in the end zone, ball rolls out of bounds at the 1
  • 1st & 10 from UF 1 – Pass attempt to TE9 – Incomplete
    • Good protection, good coverage, throw was low
  • 2nd & 10 from UF 1 – Pass attempt to WR12 – Incomplete
    • Good protection, low throw…looked like the ball came out of his hand weirdly, maybe not gripped properly?
  • 3rd & 10 from UF 1 – Pass to RB6 – Gain of 18
    • Trips Right, empty set, WR12 motions away (flips the set)
    • QB5 hits RB6 on a quick slant after UA adjusts its coverage
    • DB2 misses the tackle and RB6 sprints upfield
  • 1st & 10 from UF 19 – Pass attempt to WR12 – Incomplete
    • Trips Left
    • Excellent protection
    • Throw was late and short to WR12
  • 2nd & 10 from UF 19 – Give to RB6 – Gain of 30
    • Twins Left, Single RB set
    • Exceptional blocking here by OL,
      • LT76 seals his man out
      • LG 77 gets to 2nd level on a block
      • C65 patiently waits for LB then blocks him low
      • RG72 holds his block
      • RT56 turns his man out
      • TE2 pulls and seals the DT out of the A-gap
    • RB6 hits the hole with a lot of speed
  • 1st & 10 from UF 49 – Option give to RB6 – Gain of 17
    • Twins Left with TE9 on the wing (1RB)
    • QB5 with a very late give
    • RB6 bounces outside and has room to run, breaks a few tackles too
  • 1st & 10 from UA 35 – Option give to RB6 – Gain of 11
    • Twins Right with TE9 on the wing (1RB)
    • WR12 motions to weak flipping the formation
    • LG77 gets a crushing block on the LB
    • RT56 moves his man down
    • TE9 picks up LB
    • RB6 makes DB9 miss for extra yards
    • WR4 has a great block on the outside
  • 1st & 10 from UA 24 – Give to RB6 – Loss of 4
    • Bunch formation Left
    • RG72 pulls, but DT47 beats RT56 across to get penetration and makes play
  • 2nd & 14 from UA 28 – Speed option right, QB keeps – Gain of 5
    • Bunch formation Left, WR12 motions away
    • QB5 misreads but still is OK because of speed and blocking
    • DE20 was option, never really committed
  • 3rd & 9 from UA 23 – Pass complete to WR3 – Gain of 19
    • Twins Right w/TE9 on the wing (1RB)
    • Excellent protection, good back shoulder throw vs. 1-on-1 man coverage
  • 1st & Goal from UA 5 – QB Counter – TOUCHDOWN
    • Trips Right (1RB), RB27 motions out to right creating overload
    • Good blocking at point of attack, hat on hat
    • QB5 powers into end zone
  • PAT – Good

Score: 28 – 23

Alabama ball (9th Drive)

  • Kickoff returned from end zone to 29
  • 1st & 10 from UA 29 – Give to RB21 – Gain of 2
    • DT9 holds his man (covering two gaps)
    • LB1 comes down to make the tackle
  • 2nd & 8 from UA 31 – no play

End of 3rd Quarter

  • 2nd & 8 from UA 32 – Pass to WR10 – Gain of 18
    • Good protection, QB9 hits WR10 on a curl
    • DB32 missed tackle
  • 1st & 10 from midfield – Give to RB21, Gain of 3
    • TE81 lined up on wing, then pulled to pick up LB
    • LB28 fills hole nicely
  • 2nd & 7 from UF 47 – Pass attempt – Incomplete
    • Pressure from LB1 and DE6 collapsed pocket
    • QB9 scrambles and throws ball away
  • 3rd & 7 from UF 47 – Pass attempt to WR8 – Incomplete
    • PENALTY
      • DPI UF DB24 – Questionable call, good defense, 24 did have jersey
  • 1st & 10 from UF – 34 – Give to RB4 – No Gain
    • PENALTY
      • Florida – 12 men on field
  • 1st & 5 from UF 29 – Give to RB4 – Gain of 3
    • DT9 and DE6 both hold their gaps, LB28 fills to stop progress
  • 2nd & 2 from UF 26 – QB run – Gain of 7
    • Good coverage, pocket collapsed, QB9 scrambles for first down
    • Big hold on the play by RG55
  • 1st & 10 from UF 19 – Give to RB4 – Gain of 5
  • 2nd & 5 from UF 14 – Pass to WR8 – Gain of 8
    • PENALTY – holding
  • 2nd & 11 from UF 20 – Screen pass to WR8 – Gain of 7
    • DB28 & DB5 both miss tackles on the play
  • 3rd & 3 from UF 12 – Pass to TE81 – Gain of 10
    • Looked like a broken play, QB9 scrambles and finds TE81 in the middle
  • 1st & Goal from UF 2 – Give to RB4 in middle – no gain
    • DT9 holds his game and makes first contact
    • LB11 comes in to help clean up
  • 2nd & Goal from UF 2 – Pass attempt to TE81 – Incomplete
    • QB9 rolls right, pass is tipped, TE81 catches tipped pass out of bounds
    • Initial coverage was good, but TE81 broke open late
  • 3rd & Goal from UF 2 – Give to RB21 – No Gain
    • DL stood firm and gave up no yardage
    • LB2 flashes harder on the edge, causing RB21 to cut up instead of out
  • 4th & Goal from UF 2 – Timeout Florida
    • Confusion in the secondary as Alabama lined-up
  • 4th & Goal from UF 2 – No play
    • PENALTY
      • False Start – Alabama
  • 4th & Goal from the UF 8 – FIELD GOAL
    • (Deafening noise from crowd)

Score: 31-26

Florida ball (9th Drive)

Note: WR82 replaced on kickoff return by RB20

  • 1st & 10 from UF 20 – Play action rollout pass to TE9 – Gain of 14
    • Twins Left (1RB)
    • Clean field of view, TE9 releases late and settles, perfect throw
  • 1st & 10 from UF 39 – Play-action pass, QB Run – Gain of 14
    • Twins Left (1RB)
    • QB5 sees man defense to the strong side (field), runs immediately
    • TE9 with an excellent downfield block
  • 1st & 10 from UA 47 – No Play
    • PENALTY
      • False Start, Florida
  • 1st & 15 from UF 47 – Option give to RB20 – Loss of 2
    • Trips Left (1RB)
    • DE31 and DT48 beat their blocks
  • 2nd & 17 from UF 45 – Option give to RB20, fumble – Loss of 2
    • Twins Left (1RB), WR14 motions away
    • Looked like a miscommunication
    • DE31 beats RT56 to the inside and causes disruption
  • 3rd & 19 from UF 43 – Pass to WR14 – Gain of 17
    • Trips Left (empty set), WR14 motions away and flips formation
    • UA Corner blitz applies pressure, but QB5 stands in there
  • 4th & 2 from UA 30 – Pass to WR14 – Gain of 2
    • Bunch formation right
    • Rollout pass, WR14 stretches ball across line to gain
      • This was really too close
  • 1st & 10 from UA 28 – Give to RB20 – Loss of 3
    • Trips Left (1RB)
    • DT94 gets penetration, splits 77 & 56 double-team
      • Just a great effort play by DT94
  • 2nd & 13 from UA 31 – Pass to WR14, Gain of 8
    • Trips Right (1RB) – this is an overload with RB on Trips side to boundary. RB27 motions away
    • Good protection, good route
  • 3rd & 6 from UA 24 – Pass to TE9 – Gain of 7
    • Twins right and left (1RB)
      • Fast motion by RB27 at snap
    • Good slant by TE9, great on-target throw by QB5
  • 1st & 10 from UA 17 – Give to RB27 – TOUCHDOWN
    • Twins right, WR14 motions away to flip the formation
    • LT pushes his man inside, LG77 blocks LB10 at 2nd level, RG72 pulls to seal DT, TE9 pulls to kick OLB
    • WR4 with an excellent block on the cornerback
    • RB27 outruns the Safety to the end zone
  • PAT – Two-point try
    • Bunch formation Left (1RB)
    • Give to RB20 on option – Gain of 1 – No PAT
    • QB5 rides the fake too far down and brings the option man (DE20) into the play, and he makes the tackle

Score: 31-29

Alabama ball (10th drive)

  • 1st & 10 from UA 25 – Give to RB4 – Gain of 3
    • DT9 holds his ground, fills gap,
    • LB11 cleans up the play with help from DB22
  • 2nd & 7 from UA 28 – Give to RB4 – Gain of 6
  • 3rd & 1 from UA 34 – Give to RB4 – Gain of 2
    • DT9 missed tackle in the hole
    • Good cutback by RB4
  • 1st & 10 from UA 36 – Give to RB21 – Gain of 5
    • LB2 missed tackle on the edge
    • TIMEOUT – Florida
  • 2nd & 5 from UA 40 – Give to RB21 – No Gain
    • DE6 gets off his block, helped by LB8
    • TIMEOUT – Florida (last timeout)
  • 3rd & 5 from UA 40 – Give to RB21 – Gain of 3
    • LB7 filled hole and kept from further advancement
  • 4th & 3 from UA 43 – Punt
    • Fair catch at UF 24

Score: 31-29

Florida ball (10th drive) – 0:04 remaining on clock

  • 1st & 10 from UF 24 – QB sacked
    • Trips Right (into the boundary)
    • Good protection initially, UA Brought a late blitz

Final: 31-29

Stats from the game:

Alabama1st Qtr2nd Qtr1st Half Total3rd Qtr4th Qtr2nd Half TotalGame Total
Plays22103215193466
Run5496121827
Pass17623971639
Yards17681847677153337
Rushing Yards3523723345794
Passing Yards1416147534396243
Rushing Y/Attempt7.000.504.113.832.833.173.48
Passing Y/Attempt8.291.006.395.896.146.006.23
Yards/Play8.000.805.755.074.054.505.11

Florida1st Qtr2nd Qtr1st Half Total3rd Qtr4th Qtr2nd Half TotalGame Total
Plays15233822113371
Run813211462041
Pass71017851330
Yards8312020316172233436
Rushing Yards465710310824132235
Passing Yards37631005348101201
Rushing Y/Attempt5.754.384.907.714.006.605.73
Passing Y/Attempt5.296.305.886.639.607.776.70
Yards/Play5.535.225.347.326.557.066.14

1st QtrAlabamaFlorida2nd Qtr-4th QtrAlabamaFlorida
Plays22154456
Run582233
Pass1772223
Yards17683161353
Rushing354659189
Passing14137102164
Rush Y/Att7.005.752.688.22
Pass Y/Att8.295.294.647.13
Y/Play8.005.533.666.30
Score2131026

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