Title Hopes For Gators Still Alive Despite Loss

Gators_Driskel_2013GAINESVILLE — Then-No. 12 Florida’s harrowing 21-16 loss to then unranked in-state rival Miami on Saturday was a much-needed statement win for the Hurricanes, but it also didn’t ruin UF’s season.

“We still have a lot of games to play this year,” quarterback Jeff Driskel said. “We’re not out of anything yet.”

No they’re not.

The Gators dominated the stat sheet — time of possession, total yards, first downs, third-down conversions — but it didn’t matter. Florida self-destructed in (or near) the red zone, scoring a total of nine points in seven trips inside Miami’s 28-yard line.

The loss to Miami — which jumped to No.15 in The Associated Press poll — despite all its glaring warts, means nothing in the Southeastern Conference standings. The path to Atlanta is still in front of the Gators, who dropped six spots to No 18 in the poll.

Source: www.miamiherald.com