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Chomping at Bits: Gators win ugly, despite turnovers, and clinch SEC East

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Despite an ugly offensive showing and four turnovers, Florida clinched the SEC East, and a trip to Atlanta, with Saturday's 9-7 victory over Vanderbilt.

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With an ugly performance, Florida does just enough to win and clinch the SEC East: The Gators had a rough day on offense but managed to win behind their defense and a pressure kick made from Austin Hardin. It was the first victory where the Gators scored less than 10 points in 47 years. Florida's offense will need to find some answers before the SEC Championship Game. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando SentinelJesse Simonton, Miami HeraldAnthony Chiang Palm Beach Post)

Turnovers plague Gators for the first time this season: Florida managed to win in spite of committing four turnovers. (Garry Smits, Florida Times Union)

Gators' offensive line has rough day: Florida was unable to control the line of scrimmage on offense for most of the game. (Zach Abolverdi, Gainesville Sun)

Austin Hardin's kick sends the Gators to Atlanta: Hardin had missed his last four attempts prior to Saturday's game winner. The last field goal he made before that one came during the East Carolina game. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando SentinelJordan McPherson, Independent Florida Alligator)

SEC Championship Game Ticket Information: The Gator Tickets Office is currently selling tickets. (GatorZone)

LSU quarterback commit Feleipe Franks makes surprise visit to UF: Franks made the trip to Gainesville to watch the Vanderbilt game. It marked the first time Franks had traveled to Gainesville since 2013. (Zach Abolverdi, Gainesville Sun)

Florida soccer claims 2015 SEC Tournament Title: The Gators beat two-time defending tournament champion Texas A&M  and will receive the SEC's automatic NCAA berth. (GatorZone)

Florida Football Trivia:
A) Which Gator holds the record for most field goals made? And how many did he make?
B) Which Gator holds the record for the longest field goal made? And how long was it?
C) Austin Hardin's game-winning field goal (defined as made with 2:30 or less remaining in the game) puts him on a list with 9 other Gators who have made them. Can you name any of them and what game they kicked their winning field goal in?