Florida's defense is much more aggressive

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- New coach Will Muschamp said he wanted a stronger, more aggressive defense and so far it looks like he has one.

Granted, this is the first game of the season and Florida Atlantic is way overmatched in this game, but Florida's defense has been very impressive tonight.

During the first half, the Owls had 62 yards on 24 plays. If not for back-to-back interceptions by FAU, the Owls would likely have had a goose egg in the score column.

FAU ran the ball 11 times for negative 1 yard and the Owls' two quarterbacks combined to complete 8 of their 13 passes for 63 yards.

Florida's front seven, which is without defensive end Sharrif Floyd, is blowing up FAU's offensive line and the defense is mixing things up as a whole, creating a lot of confusion out there for the Owls.

When Dominique Easley wasn't dancing in the huddle or on the sideline he has been busting through the Owls' offensive line with ease. He is looking like a special player out there.

The Gators have two sacks, one by Ronald Powell, but have yet to force a turnover, something they were very good at under Urban Meyer. Let's see what the defense does this half.