If it was left up to a lot of the Gator fans, they would probably rename their stadium Tebow Stadium. There is a frenzy in Gainesville even unusual for the Gators in regard to Heisman candidate Tim Tebow. The 6'3" Sophomore quarterback has put up great numbers for the Gator faithful. For the season, he has thrown the ball 289 times for 2,870 yards and 26 TDs. His passing completion percentage is 68.5% and he has only thrown 6 interceptions.
To put the 26 TDs thrown by Tebow into perspective, that is two more TDS than the Noles have scored through the air and on the ground.On the ground, Tebow has rushed for 749 yards and 20 TDs. The Noles defense is going to have to put pressure on Tebow or it will be a long day in The Swamp. However, Tebow has only been sacked 11 times so far this season and six of those sacks were in the Georgia game. For the year, Tebow has only had two games in which he threw less than 2 TDs. In the Auburn and Georgia games he threw for one TD each and the Gators lost both those games.
Key Stat: Tim Tebow ranks #2 in the SEC in passing.
On the Nole side we have Drew Weatherford. It is an understatement to say that Drew is going to have to be almost perfect if the Noles are to have any chance in The Swamp. Unfortunately for fans, we have seen a lot of average games from Weatherford. For the season, Drew has thrown for 1,585 yards and 8 TDs. The one solid stat for Drew is that he has only thrown one interception in 233 passing attempts. His passing completion percentage is 59.7%. He has only had two games in which he has thrown for more than 1 TD. He threw 3 TDs in the win against UAB and threw 2 TDs in the upset of Boston College. If Drew is not up to the task, could it be that Xavier Lee would be sent into the game? My guess is that is doubtful no matter what the score.
Key Stat: Drew Weatherford ranks #7 in the ACC in passing.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
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