NEW ORLEANS -- That was about the worst possible first quarter for Cincinnati.
Tim Tebow is 10-for-10 and the Bearcats offense is 0-for-3 on drives. Florida's 9-0 lead seems larger than it is. Cincinnati has yet to adjust to the Gators' defensive speed and may not be able to. Meanwhile, Florida is too big and Tebow has been too good for the Bearcats defense to handle.
This is a big test for interim coach Jeff Quinn. He and his staff have to come up with some adjustments and fast, or they could get blown out.
Yes, things looked really bad early on in the Pitt game, too. But Florida is better than Pitt and is playing with a ton of confidence right now.