Brandon Powell scores a 77-yard TD in the second quarter

Views from Florida Gators WR Brandon Powell

Florida Gators Running Back Brandon Powell with a direct snap, impacted last Saturday’s game rushing to the pylon extending his arm for the touchdown. This was the start of a fourteen point rally that extended Florida’s win streak to 31 against the Wildcats. Similar to last week’s game, this week is chaotic with the Gators announcing a new starting quarterback, nine players charged with third-degree felonies and they play a feisty Vanderbilt team.

A Returning Face

After an amazing fourth-quarter comeback against Kentucky, Luke Del Rio was named the starting quarterback. The last time Del Rio started for the Gators he suffered a shoulder injury against the Arkansas Razorbacks. As a starting quarterback Del Rio has a record of 6-1 (3-1 SEC). According to Powell, Del Rio showed his leadership ability as he aided the Gators to win against Kentucky.

Powell and the Receiving Corp

The Gators have a unique competition among the wide receivers. The wide receivers don’t measure their contribution with who gets the most catches or touchdowns. It’s the wide receiver with the most pancakes that gets bragging rights. The wide receiver’s use this as motivation to block for each other after a reception.

A Game Against Vanderbilt

Powell emphasizes that Vanderbilt is a team that doesn’t make many mistakes causing them to be a difficult team to play. In the last two meetings, the Gators have only scrounged 247 yards on offense per game. Despite a 59-0 defeat to Alabama, Vanderbilt could avenge their embarrassment by giving the Gators a hard time.

With a big SEC East match-up coming up, the Gators look to add to their resumé on the road back to Atlanta. The Florida Gators will host the Vanderbilt Commodores at noon this Saturday.

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