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    Meyer’s fake punt call gives Florida 31-14 win over Tennessee

    Updated: September 19th, 2010
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    Give all the credit in the world to Coach Urban Meyer for catching Tennessee’s coach Dooley off guard on the biggest play of the game. Tennessee had just scored midway through the third quarter to tie the game at 10. On the ensuing kickoff Tennessee stopped Florida near midfield on a third and 5 and Florida lined up to punt. Tennessee was flying and had all the momentum in the world. Then the key play happened. Now if you know Coach Meyer he is all about momentum in a football game. He is also willing to take risk when he sees it momentum slipping away. He called for a fake punt and Tennessee was not ready for it and it worked for 36 yard deep into Tennessee territory. Didn’t coach Dooley think for one minute that Florida might try something near midfield and keep his defense on the field just in case. Maybe next time.

    After that it was pretty much all Florida. Tennessee had no ground game to speak of as Florida’s defensive line dominated Tennessee up front. Tennessee had 29 yards rushing on 23 carries. That’s how dominant it was. Florida always seems to be starting their drives near midfield with their kickoff and punt return special teams. They win allot of games that way. Tennessee tries there rear ends off and I am convinced they are headed in the right direction. Florida still makes plenty of mistakes and left two Tennessee receivers wide open on blown coverage’s and Tennessee scored TD’s on both those plays keeping the game close.

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