10 college football teams who could take a step back in 2022
Here are 10 college football teams that we think could have worse seasons in 2022 than they did in 2021. Arizona State (8-5 in 2021)ASU is a program in tumult entering the 2022 season. - Nick BrombergCincinnati (13-1)How do the Bearcats follow up a College Football Playoff berth in 2022? - Sam CooperOklahoma State (12-2)Oklahoma State went 12-2 last year, beating Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl and coming inches away from a Big 12 championship and possible College Football Playoff berth. - Sam CooperUTSA (12-2)UTSA was one of the best stories of the 2021 season.wftv.com
Bowser boosts UCF to 29-17 Gasparilla Bowl win over Florida
Florida quarterback Emory Jones, playing in his final game with the Gators before entering the transfer portal, completed 14 of 36 passes for 171 yards. Florida was led by interim coach Greg Knox, who took over when Dan Mullen was fired before the regular-season finale against Florida State. Florida led 10-9 at halftime thanks to Chris Howard’s 26-yard field goal with 1:36 left in the second quarter. The announced crowd at Raymond James Stadium, the home of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was a Gasparilla Bowl record of 63,669. STRANGE STOPPAGEThe game was briefly delayed in the first quarter when Florida linebacker Ty’Ron Hopper lost his helmet.wftv.com
Kentucky rallies past No. 10 Florida 20-13 in SEC showdown
Trevin Wallace returned a blocked field goal 76 yards for the go-ahead touchdown late in the third quarter, Chris Rodriguez Jr. added a 9-yard scoring run early in the fourth and Kentucky made a final defensive stand to hold off No. 10 Florida 20-13.
Emory Jones comes up big, No. 11 Gators rout Tennessee again
11 Florida to a 38-14 victory over Tennessee on Saturday night and extending nearly two decades of dominance in the series. Jones ran for 43 yards on Florida’s next drive and capped it with a 9-yard TD pass to Rick Wells. Jones completed 21 of 27 passes for 209 yards on the night and ran 15 times, with a long of 49 yards. He became Florida's first QB to top 200 yards passing and 100 yards rushing since Tim Tebow in 2009 against Florida State. Tennessee came into the game allowing just 54.3 yards rushing a game.wftv.com
Tebow praises QB Richardson's mobility, mechanics, mentality
Tebow worked out with Richardson a few days after the freshman arrived on campus in January 2020. So did his arm strength, mobility, mechanics and mentality. But I think he's got a very clean motion as well. … And then I think he's got a mentality of he wants to be great. Run, quarterback run or (deep) shot plays.wftv.com
QB debate continues as No. 13 Florida routs USF 42-20
Florida South Florida Football Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson throws a pass against South Florida during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) (Chris O'Meara)TAMPA, Fla. — (AP) — No. Richardson also outplayed Jones in a season-opening rout of Florida Atlantic, rushing for 160 yards on seven carries to key a 21-point victory. Richardson, who rushed for 115 yards on four carries against USF, grabbed his right hamstring after reaching the end zone on his long run. Jones’ second interception set up a USF touchdown. South Florida: Home vs. Florida A&M next Saturday.wftv.com
QB debate continues as No. 13 Florida routs USF 42-20
No. 13 Florida tuned up for the start of Southeastern Conference play with a 42-20 rout of overmatched South Florida that did little to answer the question of whether starter Emory Jones or backup Anthony Richardson is best suited to run the Gators offense.
Jones starts, Richardson shines as No. 13 Florida wins 35-14
Florida coach Dan Mullen insists he has no quarterback controversy: Emory Jones is the starter, and Anthony Richardson remains the backup following a 35-14 victory against Florida Atlantic on Saturday night in which one clearly outplayed the other.
Florida QB Trask officially turns pro after record season
(AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida quarterback Kyle Trask made his future plans official Thursday, formally announcing he’s declining an opportunity to return to school and entering the NFL draft. No one thought Trask would stick around following a record-breaking season that included being named a Heisman Trophy finalist. He led the nation in passing yards and TD passes. He broke the previous school record (39) for TD passes (39) set by 1996 Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel. Fellow defensive tackle Zachary Carter, meanwhile, announced plans to return to school for his senior season.
Gators rattled: No. 8 Oklahoma routs Florida in Cotton Bowl
8 Oklahoma beat 10th-ranked SEC runner-up Florida 55-20 on Wednesday night in the Cotton Bowl. Back in the same NFL stadium where 11 days earlier they won their sixth consecutive Big 12 title, the Sooners (9-2, No. The 55 points were their most ever in a bowl game, while piling up a Cotton Bowl-record 684 total yards. 1 Alabama in the SEC title game, and had averaged nearly 42 points a game. Oklahoma: With Rattler and Mims among the young standouts coming back, the Sooners could again be favored to win another Big 12 title.
Florida Gators have potential for championships in Dan Mullens 3rd year
It also could be Mullen taking over-the-top precaution as the eighth-ranked Gators get ready to begin a championship-or-bust season. We have the potential to go compete for a championship and be a championship team, said Mullen, who is 21-5 in two seasons in Gainesville. Florida won 10 games in Mullens first season and 11 in Year 2. Despite Franks' departure, the Gators still have as much depth at the position as they've had in years. This season, Wilson has All-SEC potential and fellow cornerback Kaiir Elam is considered a rising star after a breakout freshman year.
Florida's lack of depth at quarterback a concern
GAINESVILLE For about 20 minutes Saturday, while Kyle Trask was in the locker room having his injured knee examined, the Florida Gators were down to just one healthy scholarship quarterback. And at this stage, hes only one tweak away from possibly exiting again and leaving Jones, a redshirt freshman, as the only remaining scholarship quarterback. This week hell be emulating LSU quarterback Joe Burrow. He does a great job with the scout team every week, hes the quarterback of the scout team. Hell understand, hell know every aspect of the game plan, I know that.Sproles has his teammates endorsement.dailycommercial.com
Florida's Jones developing as quarterback, team leader
GAINESVILLE Even though his appearances were brief in four games last season, Florida quarterback Emory Jones managed to show uncommon poise, leadership and maturity for a true freshman. Hes very, very likable and does a great job, Johnson said. Thats one of the prerequisites that we require for our guys to go ahead and play that position. Like a year ago, Jones is expected to get a package of plays to run in games, maybe even every game. Thats really with all the guys, thats what we harp on, consistency of performance.dailycommercial.com