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Gators Wire’s staff reactions to Florida’s big win over EWU

Following a frustrating month that saw Florida football split its two games, the Gators finally got a chance to beat up on a weaker team while getting some playing time for those who have been buried deep on the bench.

The game did not start out all that encouragingly, with the visiting FCS Eastern Washington Eagles marching down the field for an early score that could have been much worse if not for some clutch defense that held them to a field goal. After that, Florida’s star quarterback Anthony Richardson took over and turned the dial up to 11.

EWU pushed back after a big heave put the Gators on top after just one play on offense, once again bullying Florida’s defense back into its own territory before sputtering out on fourth down. It was pretty much all Orange and Blue from that point on.

Now that the dust has settled from Florida’s Week 5 tuneup game against the Eagles, the Gators Wire staff assembled to give their immediate takes in the aftermath of the most encouraging performance seen this season. Take a look below at how each respective contributor felt about the outcome in our weekly good, bad and ugly format.

Adam Dubbin – Managing Editor

AlanYoungblood/Gainesville Sun

GOOD: There was a great deal of good in this game, even against an inferior opponent. The offense clicked from play one, and while it took a couple of series for the defense to figure things out, it was able to make the appropriate adjustments — which has not always been the case. The fact that we can all breathe a sigh of relief that the cupboard is not completely barren behind Richardson is a positive as well.

BAD: Watching the defense get bullied at the beginning of the game bodes poorly entering the remainder of the SEC schedule. With a roster that ostensibly has a higher level of talent, you would not expect an FCS school to push…


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