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Florida quarterback Luke Del Rio stars in his debut

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Steady, they hoped for. Efficient, they wanted. Promising, they pulled for. But this? University of Florida quarterback Luke Del Rio captured Gainesville by storm in his debut. Del Rio hit 29 of 44 passes for 258 yards to lead the team to surprisingly tough 24-7 win against Umass. Florida led only 10-7 going into the fourth quarter before pulling away. “I thought Luke did a pretty good job,” Florida coach Jim McElwain said. “He took care of the ball, he…

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Florida reopens football schedule against the Minutemen

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They’re called the Minutemen. Roughly speaking, that’s about how long UMass should be in Saturday’s game against the University of Florida. Oh, it’s still opening day for the Gators, what with a new quarterback (Luke Del Rio) and an old friend (Steve Spurrier, playing the role of Mr. Two Bits). And, like most football fans, Florida’s faithful don’t mind winning 52-7. What does it say about the season to come? Probably nothing. The SEC Country website predicts an 8-4 record with losses to…

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