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A look behind the numbers in Florida's 32-0 win over North Texas

GAINESVILLE, Fla.-- FightinGators.com takes a look behind the numbers in Florida's 32-0 win over North Texas.

Box Score

Defense Steals the Show

  • The Gators defense only yielded 53 total yards; this is the lowest allowed in school history.
  • North Texas amassed -17 yards on the ground, which is the seventh lowest in school history.
  • For the first time since 1988, the Gators have held their opponents to less than ten points for three straight games.
  • This is the third straight time the defense has not allowed to record over 200 yards of offense. 
  • Florida had seven sacks on Saturday night, which is the most since 1999 against Tennessee and the third-highest since 1996. The seven sacks were for a loss of 53 yards.
  • This is UF's first shutout since it beat Eastern Michigan 65-0 in 2014.
  • North Texas only were able to attain eight first downs in the game.
  • The Mean Green averaged only 1.1 yards per play [The 53 yards of offense were made on 50 plays]. 
  • North Texas were only to covert on third downs twice in the game.
  • The longest completion allowed was a 25-yard reception. 
  • Jarrad Davis, Jachai Polite, Jabari Zuniga, Marcus Maye, Joey Ivie, and Caleb Brantley all recorded a sack or were given credit to 1/2 a sack in the win. 
  • Davis led the way with four solo tackles and two assisted tackles. 

Running Away with It

  • The Gators were able to amass 255-yards rushing with all four running backs averaging at least five yards per carry. 

Career Night

Several Gators' had career nights on Saturday: 

  • Lamical Perine became the first true freshmen since Kelvin Taylor to score a touchdown in two consecutive games. 
  • Marcell Harris recorded his first career interception
  • Jabari Zuniga became the first freshman since at least 2006 to record two sacks in consecutive games. 

Odds and Ends

  • Explosive plays- The Gators were able to record ten big plays of over ten yards, six of 20-yards or more and two of 30-yards or more. 
  • The Gators struggled at times in the red-zone and in the beginning of the game were able to only score 3 points in two attempts in the red-zone. However, the were 5-of-7 in the end-four touchdowns and one field goal. 
  • The Gators failed to convert on fourth down, attempted twice. 
  • Penalties once again were an issue. The Gators had 11 penalties for 97 yards. 
  • Freshmen wide receivers were once again impressive. Joshua Hammond finished the night with 72-yards on two catches, while Freddie Swain had 10-yards on one catch. 
  • The Florida quarterbacks had nine different wide receiver targets on Saturday. 


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