Before the LSU-Florida game last week, I wrote an article posing some important questions for the game. Let's review shall we?
1.) Can LSU stop Tebow? A resounding no.
2.) Will Florida's offensive line protect Tebow? A definite yes.
As the last two national champions began the game in Gainsville, I sat and watched with all my intensity, ready to burst loose. The first two plays of the game showed Florida stopped. It was third and twelve, and I hoped we could get it across the line someway. As Tebow pulled up, I hopped out of my seat and thought, "oh crud it's a pick..."
Then, all of a sudden I look up and Percy Harvin is in the end zone. That set a pattern for the rest of the game.
Tebow threw for 210 yards, two touchdowns, and had no interceptions to boot. Tebow did every possible thing he could have to win this game—you can tell by the score that he did every possible thing.
The rest of the Florida Gator offense didn't do so badly either. Percy Harvin grabbed six catches for 122 yards and two touchdowns.
Florida's tailback problem everybody has talked about, well, it isn't a problem it seems. Jeff Demps and Chris Rainey have combined over the last two weeks for a total of 401 yards rushing. Both freshmen speedsters have the ability to bust a game open. And, they did against LSU.
The Gator defense on the other hand played well, but there is certainly room for improvement. Andrew Hatch ran for one LSU touchdown. Jarrett Lee threw for 209 yards, two touchdowns, and two picks. Florida defended the run well though, holding Scott to only 35 yards on the ground.
Overall this Florida team looked great. Tim Tebow and the offense looked unstoppable.