Florida Gators: Looking Ahead to the Colorado State Rams
The Florida Gators look to rebound after their loss to the Kentucky Wildcats. The 31-game winning streak is over. This will be a non-conference game against the Colorado State Rams. The Rams shocked the world a week ago beating the Arkansas Razorbacks. The Rams now look for two upsets in a row as they travel to the Swamp. The Gators looked flat last week against the Wildcats. Will this affect them against the Rams?
Feleipe Franks will have to bounce back after a subpar game. He threw for 232 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. The biggest issue was the offensive line. The Florida Gators OL gave up two sacks and only allowed Gator running backs 4.4 yards a carry. This will have to be much better against the Rams if they want to win. This is where the Gators will have the advantage. Even in their win last week, they gave up 437 yards of total offense. If the Rams give that up again, it will be a long night in the Swamp.
On defense, the Florida Gators will have to improve. Last week against the Wildcats, they gave up 454 yards, mostly on the ground. The biggest issue they had is they didn’t have a sack against Terry Wilson. The Rams will probably attack the Gators through the air. The way to alter this attack is to find some way to apply pressure. K.J. Carta-Samuels will have another career night if the Gators can’t get to him. The Rams offense has allowed four sacks in their first two games. The Gators had three against the Charleston Southern Buccaneers.
The Gators will have to improve all three phases of the game. They missed a field goal last week that may or may not have been good. Field goals in college football are not reviewable, and it looked like on many angles it was good. Dan Mullen will have to find a way to get them back on track, so they don’t lose to Rams. Look for both teams to adjust. The Florida Gators everywhere and CSU on defense. The Swamp will be excited to cheer on the Gators after the defeat they witnessed last Saturday.