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Screen game important to Gillislee

Screen game important to Gillislee

The conversation between Florida coach Will Muschamp and offensive coordinator Brent Pease was focused on second down. Missouri was bringing extra pressure and leaving its defense vulnerable. Two plays after the Gators had a long touchdown taken off the board, Pease decided to dial up a rare screen on second down to offset the pressure, and it was the highlight play for Mike Gillislee.

The Missouri defense had the momentum after Jeff Driskel threw a long touchdown to Frankie Hammond that was called back because of a holding penalty. The Gators picked up eight yards to make it 2nd and 12, and true to their form, the Tigers stuck with their normal routine—blitzing on second down. It gave the Gators the ideal matchup they were waiting for. "In man coverage, if you can block the... Recommended Stories

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