Colorado State vs Florida : Colorado State at Florida Final Analysis: Gators Dominate Rams Colorado State looked great Arkansas, but although Arkansas plays in the best football conference in the nation, the SEC, they’re not a good football team.
NCAA College Football
Colorado State vs Florida
Date : Saturday, 15 September
After soaring high against E. Illinois last week, Icarus fell to the ground on Saturday. Arkansas came up short against Colorado St., falling 27-34. What made the defeat an especially bitter pill for Arkansas to swallow was that Arkansas had been favored by 14 points coming into the game.
No one put up better numbers for Colorado St. than K.J. Carta-Samuels, who brought his A game into the match. He accumulated 399 passing yards. Preston Williams was in the mix, too, providing Colorado St. with 5 touchdowns.
Arkansas will look to defend their home turf against North Texas at 4:00 PM. Colorado St. are packing up and heading on the road for the first time this season. They face off against Florida at 4:00 PM. The Florida Gators had been able to count on wins over Kentucky every year for the last three decades.
And Florida’s loss to the Wildcats last weekend is obviously a significant blow to the season outlook for the Gators — who now, by my sight, look like they will have to stage an upset somewhere along the way just to get to seven wins.
Florida’s loss to Kentucky isn’t all of why some of those numbers moved, either. Colorado State’s wild first month now includes a win over Arkansas, so the Rams look significantly more like a threat to the Gators to me than they did a week ago. Mississippi State and Georgia both impressed in games against Power Five teams last weekend, and now look firmly like the class of Florida’s schedule.
But reducing Florida’s chances against LSU, Missouri, Vanderbilt, and even South Carolina? That has a ton to do with the Gators just not looking ready for even Kentucky last week — and if Florida can’t make good on home-field advantage against Kentucky, why should I give them any benefit of the doubt for it for those games?