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Chomping at Bits: Kelvin Taylor was the lone bright spot for Florida's offense

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Despite the Gators' extreme offensive ineptitude Saturday, Kelvin Taylor had a career day.

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Kelvin Taylor was the lone bright spot on offense for the Gators: Taylor definitely deserves some recognition for his performance. On a night in which his father was honored on the field as Florida's Southeastern Conference Living Legend, Taylor rushed for a season high 136 yards. It was Taylor's third consecutive 100 yard game and his highest yards per carry average (5.7 yards) since Florida's opener against New Mexico State. Taylor needs 23 more yards this season to become the Gators' first 1,000 yard rusher since Mike Gillislee in 2012. (Jordan McPherson, Independent Florida AlligatorZach Abolverdi, Gainesville Sun)

Offense is again the issue for Florida: A familiar storyline repeated itself on Saturday as the Gators' ineptitude on offense again spoiled an otherwise fine defensive performance. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)

"It's something that really makes you sick when you see how hard they're playing and what type of defense that they are and you can't give them any help. You see them out there; they're making plays left and right. We weren't able to give them anything." - Florida tight end Jake McGee

Gators squandered scoring opportunities: Florida made three trips to the red zone on Saturday, and came up empty in all of them. (Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)

Alabama opens as big favorite over the Gators: The Crimson Tide are currently 17 point favorites in Saturday's SEC Championship Game. Nick Saban calls Florida "dangerous" and a "talented defensive team." Jim McElwain in turn called Alabama "the best team in college football." (Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post)

McElwain spent time with top kicker recruit Eddy Piniero: Florida is obviously in desperate need of a kicker. Many of you have mentioned in the comments that recruiting one should be one of McElwain's top priorities. He obviously agrees. (Thomas Goldkamp, 247 Sports)

No. 1 Linebacker recruit, and Florida target, Lyndell "Mack" Wilson sets commitment date: Wilson will announce a top five on December 1st and commit on December 4th. He is considered to be deciding between Florida and Alabama. If the five star picks the Gators, he would be their highest rated commitment. (Chris Kirschner, SEC Country)

Florida Football Trivia:
Today's trivia involves SEC Championship Game records. These are overall records for that game itself but, obviously, the answers are Florida players.

A) Which player holds the record for most touchdowns in an SEC Championship Game? How many did he account for, and in which year? (Bonus: Which Florida player is fourth on that same list?)
B) Which player holds the record for the most receptions in an SEC Championship Game? How many receptions did he have and in which year? (Bonus: Which Florida player is second on the receptions list?)
C) Florida has seven SEC Championship titles, which is the most in the SEC. Can you name the year for each, and can you name the player who selected as the MVP of the SEC Championship Game for each?

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