Saturday, September 11, 2010
B.J. Daniels having up-and-down day
By Brian Bennett
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- B.J. Daniels has had a lot of ups and a lot of downs against Florida.
The USF quarterback is just 5-for-19 passing in the game, and he's completed almost as many passes to the wrong team. His third interception was run in for a score by defensive lineman Justin Trattou and was a mental blunder; Daniels was under heavy pressure and should have just thrown it away.
If you're counting at home, that's three turnovers that have directly led to 21 Florida points.
But Daniels has also run for more than 100 yards. And on the last drive, he completed a 50-yard pass to Evan Landi that just barely got through the defense. That led to a touchdown, and the Bulls are still hanging around at 28-14.
For the most part, though, the passing game just isn't there. Give some credit to the Gators' defense, which has some serious studs in the secondary. But Daniels hasn't gotten a lot of help from his receivers, and he must be getting exhausted in this heat.