Napier made it very clear that Florida’s strength is Richardson and the offensive line, and that the Gators would play to those strengths. Then they went out in their first showing and rushed for 282 yards.
They controlled the line of scrimmage and dictated tempo, and put Richardson in position to succeed. And Richardson merely played like a Heisman Trophy candidate, completing 71 percent of his passes for 168 yards, and rushing 11 times for 104 yards and 3 TDs.
He ran with the power and strength of Newton, and the effortless glide and speed of Young. He got tough yards like Tebow.
But here’s the difference: Richardson is a better pure thrower at this stage of his college career than any of those three.
How it’s going.