Gator News And World Report (10/21/04)

The Gator News And World Report for Thursday, October 21, 2004. Just a dumb jock? No, he's Mr. 1600; UF has no sympathy for MSU; Gators' Crowder Takes His Punishment; Crowder revved up and ready; Gators, Bulldogs share hopes for a Vols' flop; Florida's defense now attacks with sacks; From fade route to deep pattern; Quick-striking playmakers not distant memory at Florida;

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Just a dumb jock? No, he's Mr. 1600
Gators freshman earned perfect score on SAT entrance exam.

UF has no sympathy for MSU
Although Mississippi State is 1-5, the Gators are not going to let themselves feel sorry for the Bulldogs, who have lost five in a row after defeating Tulane in their first game.

Gators' Crowder Takes His Punishment
Florida LB Channing Crowder said sitting out this past Saturday's game because of a suspension made for a miserable week. ``It was terrible. You feel like an outcast,'' Crowder said. ``You're starting for two months, and then you're over on the scout team running another team's defense.''

Crowder revved up and ready
With his corn rows tightly braided against his head, his blue Florida jersey hanging loose without pads under it, and a white towel around his neck, Channing Crowder watched vigilantly from the sidelines during Florida's 52-16 win over Middle Tennessee last Saturday.

Gators, Bulldogs share hopes for a Vols' flop
Gators and Bulldogs certainly won't be agreeing on anything next week. But, for now, the two rivals are sharing a common bond. They're both pulling hard for Tennessee to lose another conference game.

Florida's defense now attacks with sacks
Florida's defense had problems getting even near opposing quarterbacks in the first four games of the season. Now, the Gators are starting to swarm with a suddenly strong pass rush.

From fade route to deep pattern
Receiver Chad Jackson, who was mired on the bench last season and considered quitting, has become the deep threat the team badly needs.

Crowder doesn't like standing on sideline
LB Channing Crowder doesn't like watching football when he could be playing. Nor does he like standing helplessly on the sideline, while his intense nature is forced to remain hidden.

Gators linebacker needs no dress rehearsal
Little that Florida freshman Brandon Siler does goes according to script. And he doesn't he stay in character for long. The 6-foot-2, 230-pound linebacker is no ordinary football player.

Quick-striking playmakers not distant memory at Florida
For the Florida Gators, some things don't change. Big plays on offense were a trademark during the Steve Spurrier era in Gainesville.

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