Gators could make playoff run

Published: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 05:18 PM.

Senior tailback D.J. Thomas has been almost unstoppable in the first three games, having scored eight touchdowns and run for more than 580 yards.

Sophomore quarterback Jon Beck is quickly coming into his own as a passing threat, which opens up holes for Thomas and the other Gator running backs.

Defensively, the Gators are rock solid. If they are suspect on defense it might be in the secondary, where teams with great speed might give them trouble, but Baker won't see that kind of speed until Nov. 1.

Anything can happen in the next six or seven weeks, but there is reason for Gator fans to be optimistic.

Time will tell if the 3-0 start propels the Gators to the playoffs, but if I was a betting man my money would be on the Gators.

The talent and time is right for Baker to make another run at, and deep into, the playoffs.

Randy Dickson is the Crestview News Bulletin’s sports editor. Email him at, tweet him @BigRandle, or call 682-6524.

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