Gator Football Roundup: Six Plays for Success, Burton and Thompson "Should Be Fine", Howard's First SEC Award
Chris Rainey joked with the media following Florida's 41-3 victory over Florida Atlantic, saying the Gators only ran six different plays on offense. Turns out, Will Muschamp did nothing to dispel the rumor. On Monday's press conference with the media, the Gators head coach answered the question with a question, and then joked to limit Rainey's availability with media. Still, the offense was impressive regardless of how many plays were run, totaling 468 yards in the air and on the ground.
F-Back Trey Burton and wide receiver Deonte Thompson are expected to be fine and back against UAB on Saturday, according to Will Muschamp. He would only confirm the injury to Burton is a bruise of some sort on the left side of his body. Meanwhile, Thompson suffered an injury in the fourth quarter catching a 17 yard pass over the middle, when he was hit in the back of the neck. When asked if the senior wideout suffered a concussion, Muschamp replied, "Nah, we've just got to get some things cleared up."
Senior defensive tackle Jaye Howard was named the SEC co-defensive lineman of the Week, earning his first conference honors of his career. Howard totaled four tackles against the Owls, including a strip sack resulting in a fumble.
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