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Gators dominate against Kentucky in SEC Opener 45-7

GAINESVILLE, Fla.-- The Florida Gators move to 2-0 after a dominant display against the Kentucky Wildcats

Florida put on a full dominate display on Saturday as the Gators beat Kentucky 45-7 in their SEC opener. UF moves to 2-0 on the season and both the offense and the defense moved several steps forward.  

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Game Ball: The defense. On Saturday the whole defensive unit proved they can be elite. Before Florida took many of its starters off the field in the fourth quarter, the Gators only yielded 84-yards. At the end of the game Kentucky only amassed 149 yards on Saturday and forced four turnovers in the game.  

They Said it: "They played team football. I think our defense obviously gave us opportunities, which we didn’t have last week. We got some turnovers, and that’s how we have to play," said Florida head coach Jim McElwain. "You have to understand what this is about. A game like this, I thought he grew up a little today and that’s a good thing. We are ready to play a ton of guys, which is really good." 

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They Said it: "We did a good job executing," said cornerback Quincy Wilson. "That was the main thing for us; cutting down on the mistakes that we made last week, not giving up some deep balls. I think the offense did a good job of getting points from our turnovers.”

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Medical Report:

  • Antonio Callaway (quad))
  • Fred Johnson (ankle) 
  • Tyrie Cleveland (hamstring

By the Numbers: 4- the Gators forced four turnovers on Saturday and scoring off of each one. 564-Florida's 564-yards of total offense are the most in an SEC game since 2001. 13-Gators' 13 third down conversions highest single game total since 1996. 30-Florida's winning streak extends to 30 straight wins. 

Whats Next: The Gators will host North Texas at The Swamp on Saturday. Kickoff for the game is set for 7:30 p.m.

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