Florida's offense has been less than stellar under coach Jim McElwain the past two seasons, but some of that wasn't his fault. The offense was humming with Will Grier at quarterback, but his suspension and the promotion of Treon Harris to starting quarterback derailed the offense. It's been so bad recently that Florida is actually suffering from a drought it hasn't seen since before Spurrier arrived on campus.
Now McElwain doesn't exactly have a Fun 'N' Gun offensive scheme, but the Gators should have definitely beaten UMass by a bigger margin than 24-7. Florida did lose JUCO transfer receiver Dre Massey to a knee injury at halftime and he's out for the season so that played a role, but also working out first time starter Luke Del Rio likely played a role.
Del Rio did a solid job throwing 44 times and completing 29 of those passes for 256 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions. He probably could have done better if his offensive line wanted to protect him at all though. While he only was sacked once, the line didn't look good and Del Rio had to run around a few times to get clear of danger.
The Gators now have two streaks to worry about when they host Kentucky on Saturday as the Wildcats have not beaten Florida in 29 years and the Gators have not scored over 30 points in 10 games.
[h/t Saturday Down South]