The GOOD, the BAD, and the UGLY – Collection From Sports Throughout the Weekend


UF vs. SCAR & ALA vs. TENN
(44-11)             (44-13)

This week’s GOOD, was a clear tie between Florida vs. South Carolina and Alabama vs. Tennessee. How could I not put together the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked teams with almost identical scores?

Gators vs. South Carolina

Quick Stats:

  • South Carolina held the Gators to 29 yards and two first downs in the first half, but UF came out 21-6 because of three turnovers. 
  • Last October, there were no wins for this Florida team. UF struggled with losses to Alabama, LSU, Auburn and Georgia.
  • South Carolina completed, or I should say didn’t complete with minus -1 yards in the third.

Crimson Tide vs. Volunteers

Quick Stats:

  • AJ McCarron threw for a career-high 306 yards and four touchdowns
  •  McCarron has 16 touchdown tosses with no interceptions this season.
  • Tyler Bray went 13 of 27 for 184 yards with two interceptions and no touchdown passes for Tennessee.

Saints vs. Bucs

Sunday afternoon was a toss-up in the last two minutes between both the Bucs and Giants games. Four teams fighting for the win.

For the BAD, I’ve chosen to focus on the Saints vs. Bucs game.

While watching the game, my continuous rant, “Come on Tampa Bay.” “Yes!!” “No!” And then the final, “What the #*%& was that call? You had this game!” What a disappointing loss for Tampa Bay on Sunday afternoon. The Bucs offense was the best I’ve seen thus far with 513 total yards and started off great with a 21-7 lead, but ended up allowing Drew Brees to collect 377 yards and four touchdowns.

With few seconds left, the Bucs offense got into the end zone. Freeman completed his first pass to Vincent Jackson to tie up the game once again, but was ruled out of bounds. Then, Freeman and Mike Williams connected on the last pass of the game to once again, catch the ball when he was pushed out of bounds. Cannons went off – but, oh wait. Just kidding Bucs fans, that one didn’t count either.

Maybe it was the creamsicle throwback uniforms that did them in?

Bucs are now (2-4) and will play the Vikings on the road Thursday.

FSU vs. Miami

Where should I start?

The first half was nothing sort of a sloppy disaster on both sides. First, Florida State racked up nine penalties, four fumbles, starting running back Chris Thompson got hit with a left knee injury and let’s not forget the fan running onto the field during a play…And Miami leaving the field twice before the clock ended leading into halftime. Whew. This game was nothing short of entertaining.

Despite a horrible first half, FSU stayed on top heading into half time 13-10.

The game stayed close with FSU 16, Miami 13 in the third, but not for long. Florida State pulled it together in the fourth with two touchdowns and one field goal resulting in another win.

“Anytime you can come to Miami and beat Miami, that’s a good day,” Fisher said. “I don’t care what you say.”

By: Dana Bakich

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