The Florida Gators may not talk about streaks, but several were on the line during the fourth quarter of Saturday's game against Arkansas. The Gators were trying to maintain the nation's longest winning streak, which has now reached 16 after Caleb Sturgis' game-winning field goal. And Urban Meyer tied for the fastest SEC coach to win 50 games.
's 16-game winning streak matches the longest in the country since BYU won 16 straight covering the 2007-08 seasons and Utah
had a 16-game streak snapped in September. The streak is also the fifth longest in SEC history since 1960. Auburn
won 20 straight games from 1993-94.
also won his 50th conference game, taking 59 games to do so. The mark tied former Alabama
coach Frank Thomas
who also won 50 games in 59 tries. Steve Spurrier
was the fastest Gator head coach after winning 50 games in 63 tries.
Florida has never lost to Arkansas in The Swamp (3-0) and now leads the all-time series, 8-1, winning the last eight in a row.
The Gators came from seven down in the fourth quarter to win. The last time Florida came back from a fourth-quarter deficit was in the 2008 SEC Championship game against Alabama when they were down three and scored 14 points.
With just over 10 minutes to play in the game, the Razorbacks converted their first third-down conversion. They were 0-10 prior.
UF has forced opponents three-and-out on 50.7 percent of their drives (37 of 73), including forcing seven of 13 three-and-outs today (not including the final play of the game).
The Gator defense held Arkansas, which averaged 318.2 passing yards coming into the game, to almost 100 less yards, as the Razorbacks collected 224.
The Gators have yet to give up any punt return yards this season.
The Florida offense has scored a touchdown in 50 of the last 61 quarters, while going three-and-out just 22
times over the past 64 quarters.
The Gators ended their nation's-best 17 games with an interception.