No Big Deal That Gators Won

By Adam Caparell - November 25, 2006


Chris Leak finally played well in a big spot this season. Going 7-for-8 on that game deciding drive was impressive. Leak did a great job with Dallas Baker on the drive, calling an audible at the line that resulted in a 25-yard completion to Baker and then hooked up with him for a touchdown in the back corner of the endzone that Baker made a nice adjustment to catch.

But the win isn't going to help their national title cause that much. Things keep breaking poorly for the Gators. First Arkansas losses to LSU Friday. Then the Gators win a game in which they don’t look overly impressive beating a bad team. They leave Tallahassee with only a 21-14 victory over a struggling Seminoles squad. That's not going to get the voters enamored with you.

Let’s just hope Urban Meyer can keep his mouth shut about the BCS until next week. But that may be asking too much.

- West Virginia was supposed to have a pretty solid defense – it returned seven starters – heading into this season, but that hasn't been the case. Their secondary has been shaky as the Mountaineers have been exploited on multiple occasions this year. South Florida did just that today, averaging over 9 yards per pass.

Give the Bulls some credit; they’re an underrated defensive team. They probably have the best linebacking corps in the Big East as it held the nation’s most dangerous running attack to just 132 yards. Steve Slaton and Pat White usually rack up 132 yards in a quarter. Four turnovers (as the Mountaineers had) generally doesn’t help matters much.

Now the Mountaineers won’t be BCS bound. It’s either Rutgers or Louisville’s spot to have.

Posted by Adam Caparell at 04:27 PM on November 25, 2006
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