Florida (@1.28) vs Kentucky (@3.5)

Our Prediction:

Florida will win

Florida – Kentucky Match Prediction | 14-09-2019 19:00

Dallas will be a lead back and projects as a player who should crack 1,000 yards this year. Sophomore CamRon Harris is going to be UMs complementary back and has some big play potential whenever he touches the ball. The Hurricanes ranked No. 45 in the country in rushing offense at 191 yards per game. UM must replace Travis Homer, who moved on to the NFL, and now DeeJay Dallas will step in as the starter after rushing for 617 yards and seven touchdowns last year. In terms of the strength of the offensive line, Miamis line is much better at run blocking than pass blocking.

They will try to lean into their own read looks as well as their screen game to win in space against a less athletic UK team. Feleipe Franks has displayed plenty of examples of exhibiting scattershot passing in his collegiate career. He currently is dead last in interception rate among SEC starters and over 20% of his attempts against Miami werent catchable.

UM likely wont be ranked that high in 2019, but it is a group that will still be very good. Miami must replace three starters from their secondary, but that just means the Hurricanes will promote future star Gurvan Hall at safety while Al Blades Jr. 1 in the country in pass defense last season. and DJ Ivey have a chance to be good players at cornerback. The strength of Miamis pass defense will be their edge rushers. The Hurricanes were No. The Hurricanes are deep and talented at that spot and quarterbacks will be put under pressure when they drop back.

But protecting him should be priority one. Inside zone reads and Run-Pass Options will still be the core of this offense and UKs success will hinge on its ability to run the ball. Smith is also a good enough athlete to make some plays with his legs. So it is not entirely out of the question for UKs offensive staff to instruct Smith to be delicate with his option keep changes.

When Kentucky Has the Ball

To get a win over Florida, Smith will need his backs to step up. Last year, Kentucky rode Benny Snell to victory in the Swamp, but with Snell gone, the Wildcats are left to lean on Asim Rose and Kavosiey Smoke to carry the load. Both backs have performed well against Toledo and Eastern Michigan, but Florida presents a tougher challenge than a MAC defense.

The Gators return their leading rusher in Lamical Perine, who ran for 834 yards and seven touchdowns. The Gators rushed for 200 yards in nine of the 13 games last season. 27 ranked rushing attack in the country while averaging 213 yards on the ground per game. Quarterback Feleipe Franks is also a running threat after rushing for 350 yards with seven touchdowns. Florida finished the 2018 season with the No.

The big thing I will be watching is the UK offense going against Floridas vaunted defense. UK has the big, experienced offensive line to give Floridas pass rush a true test. UKs ground game has not missed a beat with the steadiness of AJ Rose and the explosiveness of Kovasiey Smoke, while Chris Rodriguez has shown some flashes as well.

The Hurricanes were one of the worst passing offenses amongst Power Five programs in 2018, but the good news is that UM has revamped that whole side of the ball. Miami has a new quarterback in freshman Jarren Williams, a new offensive coordinator in Dan Enos, and a new look offensive line, led by coach Butch Barry. Miami figures to be an improved group in this regard, but just how much they have improved in the passing game will be interesting.

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