Florida’s offense has been cooking the last several weeks with Anthony Richardson growing at quarterback. The biggest difference has been Billy Napier dedicating Richardson to the running game.

Saturday against Vanderbilt — not so much, and Vanderbilt leads Florida at halftime 14-6.

In the 41-24 win over Texas A&M 2 weeks ago, Richardson carried 7 times for 78 yards and 2 rushing touchdowns. That helped open the passing game for Richardson to throw for 2 touchdowns.

Last week in the win over South Carolina, Richardson carried 15 times for 96 yards and a touchdown. Florida nearly had 3 runners with more than 100 yards rushing.

Against Vanderbilt in the first half — Richardson had zero carries and Florida has no touchdowns.

Can you believe that?

One change Napier has to make at halftime for the second half is getting Richardson involved in the running game. That opens up Montrell Johnson and Trevor Etienne in the running game. That also helps open up the passing game.

Gators fans aren’t happy about not using Richardson in the running game, because it’s painfully obvious.