Hollywood & Higdon Bold Game Week Predictions

Each week Jason Higdon and Bob Redman bring you their 'not so easy' locks of the Florida Gator game. The Gators and Vols square off in The Swamp in an atmosphere that should be one of the best in maybe a year inside the confines of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. We've been more wrong than right so far, but the Gators haven't tried to play a full game with starters yet either. We'll see what happens.

From the desk of Jason Higdon

Offensive Fireworks…
Charlie Weis will show Florida fans why he was Will Muschamp's number one guy to run this offense. He will use speed, deception and mismatches vs. the Tennessee defense on Saturday night. The Vols have two true freshmen at key positions on the defensive side of the ball with Curt Maggit and A.J. Johnson. Look for Charlie Weis to put up big numbers Saturday night to the tune of 40+ and over 450 yards of total offense, 250 rushing and 200 through the air.

Sacking the Vols…
Charlie Weis will not be the only coach on display Saturday afternoon in the Swamp. Defensive coordinator Dan Quinn has numerous options up front with Floyd, Easley, Howard, Powell, Hunter, Green, McCray and he will take full advantage this week with stunts, twists, zone blitz packages and all out blitz schemes to disrupt the timing of the Tennessee passing attack. This week the Gators will get on track with countless pressures, hits and quarterback sacks on Tyler Bray. Expect six sacks on Saturday vs. the Volunteers.

2x100…
The Gators will look to take the air out of the Tennessee passing attack with not only their defensive front but with a heavy dose of the Gator tailbacks. Florida should not have any problems running the ball vs. the Vols front seven and two backs will go over the 100 yard mark before this game is over but the two names might surprise you. Chris Rainey and Trey Burton will both eclipse the 100 yard mark on Saturday.

From the desk of Hollywood Bob Redman

Draining the Poole
Tennessee running back Tauren Poole is a terrific talent. He currently sits fourth in the SEC in rushing yards at 199, just a single yard ahead of Chris Rainey. However, Poole has done his running on 45 carries while Rainey, just 27. The Gators defense is designed to stop the run first and has some definite beef in the front seven now. Tennessee will have to throw the ball to beat Florida. My bet, Poole ends up with under 40 yards rushing on the day.

50/50 day for Bray…
Tyler Bray has the top offensive numbers in the conference and it isn't even close. He's thrown for 698 yards and seven touchdowns in two games. He has no interceptions on the year. A tad misleading because of the competition and because Bray also has had two INT's wiped away due to defensive penalties. I'm predicting a big day for Bray due to some big plays and a break down or two in the secondary. I am also predicting he throws as many passes as Gator defenders as touchdown passes to his own. Four touchdown throws and four INT's on the day for Bray.

DeParty for Debose…
His emergence has been stealthy but it appears that sophomore receiver Andre Debose is starting to get more into the mix on things. He has started to show his reliability on the field and I think this will be the coming out party for Debose and he will be utilized in numerous ways. Mark it down, Debose will score by land, by air, and by sea…err I mean by kick return on Saturday. He runs a reverse in, scores on a catch from John Brantley and returns a kickoff the distance.


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