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Answering The Five Questions For Florida State Against Florida

Answering the five questions I had for Florida State against Florida.

1. Can Dalvin Cook Run On The UF Defense?

It took a while for Cook to get going, he was held to just 33 yards through the first three quarters, but you can't hold him down for long. Cook rushed for 150 yards and 2 touchdowns in the fourth quarter and helped the Seminoles pull away from the Gators. Cook averaged 7 yards per carry against the No. 3 rush defense in the country, which is the second time he's rushed for 180-plus against a Top-10 defense.

2. Can Sean Maguire Limit The Turnovers?

Maguire didn't have any turnovers, but that was only because of a great effort by Maguire to get on the ball in the end zone for a safety after getting hit and fumbling the ball in the fourth quarter. Other than that the Seminoles played turnover free ball, and didn't give the Florida offense any easy possessions.

3. Can Florida State Contain Antonio Callaway?

Antonio Callaway came into the game as Florida's main target in the passing game, but you wouldn't know it from watching the game on Saturday. Callaway had just 2 catches for 16 yards against the Seminoles. Callaway struggled to get free from Florida State corners Jalen Ramsey and Marquez White all game, and was held to just 8 yards on 2 punt returns.

4. Can Florida State Get To Treon Harris?

Treon Harris got hit, hit, and hit some more by the Florida State defense on Saturday night. Harris was sacked four times, and hurried 3 more. The Florida State defense was in his face on nearly every play. Harris wasn't able to get anything going with his legs either. He was held to -5 yards on 11 carries.

5. How Big Of An Impact Does Special Teams Make?

Special teams may have been the biggest factor in the game. Cason Beatty punted 7 times with 3 punts go longer than 55 yards and 3 landing inside the 20. He averaged 47 yards per punt on the game. Roberto Aguayo hit two field goals of 45 and 51 yards. On the flip side, Florida's field goal kicking has been so poor this season that the Gators were forced to go for it on fourth down multiple times on Florida State's side of the field. The Gators missed a field goal, and had another one blocked. The lone bright spot on special teams for the Gators was their punter, who averaged 46.4 yards per punt.

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