A look at how Pro Football Focus graded the Gators in loss at FSU – SECcountry.com
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It doesn’t take stats or numbers to show that Florida didn’t play well Saturday night at Florida State.
The Gators’ 31-13 loss to the Seminoles in Tallahassee, Fla., was plenty ugly at face value.
As they have all season, though, the analysts at Pro Football Focus shared their detailed breakdown of the Gators’ performance, revealing how key players graded out and going inside the numbers.
Two offensive players performed well enough with center T.J. McCoy receiving a grade of 79.2 (on a 1-100 scale) in his third career start and running back Jordan Scarlett getting a 77.3.
The offensive line as a whole struggled badly, though, giving up six sacks. Right tackle Jawaan Taylor, who has been a bright spot for the unit all fall, received his lowest grade of the season at 39.7 after allowing five quarterback pressures, including two sacks.
Quarterback Austin Appleby (52.5) didn’t help himself much either, completing just 19 of 35 passes for 149 yards and losing two costly fumbles (on sacks). He also had four passes dropped.
Most concerning, though, the PFF data shows that Appleby was just 1 of 6 for 22 yards on passes traveling 10 or more yards in the air.
Meanwhile, here’s a breakdown of how he handled pressure:
Pressure Drop-backs Att. Comp. Yds TD INT Sacks No pressure 26 26 14 104 0 0 0 Under pressure 15 9 5 45 0 0 6 Not blitzed 29 23 14 110 0 0 6 Blitzed 12 12 5 39 0 0 0 All plays 41 35 19 149 0 0 6
Looking at the defense, cornerbacks Quincy Wilson (91.4) and Jalen Tabor (89.6) graded out the best and defensive tackle Caleb Brantley (83.7) and linebacker Kylan Johnson (81.4) received high marks as well.
Going deep into the numbers, PFF