Saturday, September 17, 2011
Muschamp goes for the points ... and wins
By Edward Aschoff
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida has struggled all day with scoring touchdowns in the red zone, so with fourth-and-1 basically at the goal line, Will Muschamp left his offense on the field on its first drive of the third quarter.
I probably would have gone with the three points that Caleb Sturgis would have gotten, but that's why they pay Muschamp the big bucks. His decision to run Trey Burton up the middle worked as he barreled his way into the end zone to put Florida up 23-7.
It was a gutsy call for the first-year coach, but I guess they don't call him Coach Boom for nothing. Tennessee has a pretty big hole to dig out of at this point and Florida's defense is juiced up after Josh Evans' interception that set up the scoring drive.