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Chomping at Bits: Gators cashing out on "money down," defense shines

The Gators defense allowed Missouri three points and only one late third down after stopping them on 13 consecutive attempts, again helping Florida secure a big SEC East road win.

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Third Down is Money Down: The Gators held Missouri on 13 consecutive third downs in Saturday's game. (Jordan McPherson, Independent Florida Alligator) The SEC Network also interviewed some of the Gators about "money down", and mentioned Keanu Neal's wonderful dance with a law enforcement officer after the Ole Miss game. (Video Feature - SEC Network)

Florida's defense comes up big on the road again: The Gators have yet to give up a touchdown on the road this season. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

Will Grier and Gators offense do enough to beat Missouri: And to put Florida comfortably in the SEC East driver's seat. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)

Gators are exceeding expectations: A lot of people expected the Gators to win six games this season. Just maybe not the first six in a row. (Scott Carter, GatorZone)

Also included is this quote from Jim McElwain, who had been saying last week that the Gators were "having their bellies rubbed" after the Ole Miss win:

"Somebody sent me a YouTube video that said if you rub an alligator's belly, they fall asleep. Did you see that? Have you heard that? So I'm hoping maybe they rub our back."

Gators turn attention to Heisman front-runner Leonard Fournette: Jalen Tabor categorized the match-up as the best defense in the country versus the best player in the country. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)

Florida and Michigan are ahead of schedule: Parallels continue to be drawn between Michigan and Florida, as both teams have seen a resurgence under new first year coaches. (Mark Schlabach, ESPN)

Antonio Morrison "story of the team": The no-nonsense Morrison is leading the Gators in tackles after coming back much sooner than expected from a terrible injury. (Scott Carter, GatorZone)

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