One week after a 24-14 win over South Carolina, Florida has looked pitiful against a 2-8 Florida Atlantic team.
UPDATE: Florida Atlantic strip sacked Harris with eight minutes to play in the fourth quarter. The Owls recovered the fumble in the endzone for the touchdown. The score is tied at 14.
UPDATE: Treon Harris threw a long touchdown pass to Antonio Callaway late in the third quarter giving Florida a 14-7 lead. On the next drive, Florida Atlantic countered with a touchdown of its own. The score is now 14-7 Florida early in the fourth quarter.
Offensive line woes
Outside of left tackle David Sharpe, the Gators’ offensive line has looked atrocious against a Florida Atlantic team that didn’t have a sack in its past three games. The Owls have sacked quarterback Treon Harris three times.
Offense can’t move the ball
Against the No. 92-ranked defense in college football, the Gators made the Owls’ defense look like Alabama. Florida has 17 carries for 29 yards. Harris has completed 5-of-8 passes for 40 yards. Remarkably, FAU has more than double the total yards of Florida.
More kicking mishaps
Kicker Austin Hardin is now 50 percent on the season after missing a 33-yard field goal. That scoring opportunity was thwarted after Antonio Callaway returned a punt 52 yards to Florida Atlantic’s 18-yard line.
The last time Florida was held scoreless in the first half was Oct. 18, 2014 against Missouri.
Florida Atlantic receives the kickoff at halftime.