Free Week 2 Prediction: Bears vs Gators Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 2
(1-0) Northern Colorado Bears vs. Florida Gators (0-1)
Date: Saturday, September 9th
Time: 9:00 am EST
Venue: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainsville, Florida
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The Florida Gators opened up their season with a disappointing loss to the Michigan Wolverines a week ago.
It was the first time the team from Gainsville had dropped its opening contest since 1989, and as a result, it has fallen to No. 24 in the national rankings.
Northern Colorado, on the other hand, opened its season with a dominant 41-14 victory; albeit against the little-known College of Idaho Coyotes.
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Although Northern Colorado isn’t going to make many national headlines, it was their kicker who earned them recognition a week ago.
Collin Root, the team’s do-it-all kicker, landed a 56-yard field-goal through the uprights in what was at the time a 38-7 contest.
Of course, in the context of the game itself, this was just an extra three points on top of a massive lead. But it shows that when in a pinch, the Bears have a boot they can rely on.
Against Florida, the Bears must hope for the same kind of aggressive defensive showing early that they got in Week 1.
This is a whole new challenge for them, and containing the Gators attack will be easier said than done.
A contest against NCU is the perfect recipe for a bounce-back, confidence-improving victory. But the Gators are going to need to turn a few things around.
Kyle Morris, the first freshman quarterback to start for the Gators in almost three decades, struggled to find consistency.
He was eventually ripped from the lineup, but his backup struggled as well, meaning we’ll likely see Morris back in with the starting unit this week.
The Gators only managed to score two touchdowns last week, both contributed by the defense (pick-sixes). The bigger problem is that the D was also inconsistent.
Florida is going to need to see a better offensive showing in this one (and especially moving forward), but it’s also going to need more consistent defensive impact assuming two scores proves to be an anomaly.
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- This is the first time these two programs have ever met
- The Gators are 0-1 against the spread this season
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Although the line isn’t yet set for this contest, we have faith that the Gators bounce back (or at least appear to bounce back against inferior competition—which in this case gets the job done all the same).
Assuming the offensive line has more success against NCU than it did Michigan (it struggled big time to deal with the Wolverines’ physicality up front), we should see improved quarterback play from the Gators.
And as previously mentioned, scoring two defensive touchdowns is asking a lot and almost certainly won’t happen…but it also shouldn’t be necessary as the D settles into a more consistent showing with fewer big plays and far more regular stops.
Expect the Gators to give up a couple big plays that could ultimately lead to a couple scores, but unlike last week, those types of scenarios won’t spell doom and gloom.
A double-digit victory (and a large one if the offense clicks as expected) appears to be on the horizon.
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Week 2 Free Score Prediction: Florida 33 – Northern Colorado 13
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