Florida D-1 Universities: Week 2 Re-Cap

The state of Florida has seven universities competing at the D-1 level. We take a look at how week one went for each program with a look ahead to the each team's week two game.

1.Florida State(2-0)

Last Week: Defeated Savannah State 55-0 in a game shortened by lightning. FSU was able to do what they wanted, when they wanted, and have now out-scored the opposition 124-3 on this young season. They have spread the ball around to eight different wide receivers.

Situation of the Week: After two games with 1-AA teams is FSU ready to open conference play?

Next Week: vs. Wake Forest. 12:00 on ESPN. The 'Noles will look to avenge an upset loss from a year ago at Wake Forest. FSU holds a sizable talent edge in this game.

2. Florida(2-0)

Last Week: Defeated Texas A&M 20-17. UF was down at the half, but the defense was stifling in the second half and quarterback Jeff Driskel made enough plays to pull out a "W" in a tough road test. A lot of credit should go to the UF coaches for adjustments made at half-time.

Situation of the Week: Running Back Mike Gillislie has been UFs top offensive player thus far, but he was helped off the field several times. Can he play this weekend?

Next Week: at Tennessee. 6:00 on ESPN. UF has owned this series the past six years, but this will be the best Tennessee team they have seen. Classic match-up of a top offense vs. top defense(UT O vs. UF D).

3. South Florida(2-0)

Last Week: Defeated Nevada 32-31. A B.J. Daniels pass to Andre Davis(55 yards) with 38 seconds remaining was the difference for the Bull's as they slide out of Reno with a key non-conference win. Davis had 12 catches for 191 yards and 2 TDs.

Situation of the Week: USF has not had much trouble in non-conference games, but they have in the Big East. They open Big East play this week, will this year be different?

Next Week: vs. Rutgers. Thursday night at 7:30 on ESPN. Key game for USF to get off on the right foot in conference play. The Bull's have lost 3 of 4 vs. Rutgers including being blown out twice.


Last Week: Lost at Kansas State 52-13. The 'Canes defense has now given up over 1,000 yards though the first two games and there does not seem to be any answers on the current roster. They are very young on the defensive line. The offense never got rolling in the loss.

Situation of the Week: Is this is the WORST defense since 1980 in Coral Gables? It certainly appears to be at this time. There is no pressure on the QB and no signs of anyone stepping up. That does not bode well for the rest of the season.

Next Week: vs. Bethune-Cookman. 12:00 on ESPN3. 'Canes get a breather vs. a 1-AA team and need to find some answers on defense. Look for Duke Johnson to run wild.

5. Central Florida(1-1)

Last Week: Lost to Ohio State 31-16 in Columbus. UCF had their chances in this one, but just did not ever capitalize and never got quite close enough to make the heavily favored Buckeye's sweat. It was a game effort and showed how close UCF is to turning the corner.

Situation of the Week: The Golden Knight's can't let one loss become two, especially with FIU coming to town this week.

Next Week: vs. FIU. No TV. FIU won this game last year(17-10), but did not capitalize down the stretch of their season. UCF can't afford to lose two in a row, particularly with this one at home.

6. FIU(1-1)

Last Week: The Panthers needed OT to get past a game Akron team 41-38. QB Jake Medlock had 209 yards passing and 141 yards rushing in that game.

Situation of the Week: Where is the running game? Particularly from the running backs. FIU is relying on Medlock to do too much.

Next Week: at UCF. 4:00 No TV. The Panthers hope UCF has a little hangover affect from the physical OSU game.

7. FAU(1-1)

Last Week: Lost 31-17 to MTSU in their Sun Belt opener. The Owl's got nothing going offensively until the 4th quarter and that was too late in this one.

Situation of the Week: We thought FAU had a chance to open with a win against a Sun Belt average MTSU team. They were beat soundly.

Next Week: at Georgia. 7:30 ESPN3. Tough test for the Owl's as they are heavy underdogs to the 'Dawgs who are coming off a key SEC road win.

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