Week 5 SEC Power Rankings

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Sep 20, 2014; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Florida Gators coach Will Muschamp watches the action with players in the fourth quarter of their game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Alabama won 42-21. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

11. Florida Gators (2-1, 1-1 SEC)

Last Week’s Result: Lost to Alabama 42-21

The final score didn’t look all that bad, but the box score was horrendous. Florida could only manage 200 yards of offense, and the defense allowed a staggering 645 yards to Alabama. After the 2013 Gators were 4-8 with one of the best defenses in the nation, what can we expect for this group that has allowed 72 points in the last two games?

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Quarterback Jeff Driskel took a step back Saturday. The veteran completed only nine of 28 passes for 93 yards and a touchdown. He was intercepted twice and the Gators turned the ball over three times Saturday afternoon.

On the bright side – if there is one – the Florida defense caused four Alabama turnovers. Think of the bloodbath the game could have been had the Crimson Tide taken better care of the football.

Florida will take a week off to lick their wounds before heading out on another road trip to Knoxville October 4 to play the Tennessee Volunteers. It may be just the fourth game of the season for the Gators, but it could be a make or break – for both the team and head coach Will Muschamp.


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