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Chomping at Bits: Florida remains atop the SEC East standings

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The Gators kept their SEC East hopes alive with a win over South Carolina.

NCAA Football: South Carolina at Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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Gators keep SEC East hopes alive: Florida can clinch the East by winning at LSU on Saturday. If they drop that game, they would need Tennessee to lose to either Missouri or Vanderbilt in order to make it back to Atlanta. (Garry Smits, Florida Times Union)

The injury bug followed the Gators home from Fayetteville: Several Florida players went down against South Carolina. Marcus Maye injured his arm and is out for the year. Tyler Jordan, playing at center for the injured Cameron Dillard, went down and did not return. David Sharpe also left, as did Bryan Cox. Austin Appleby noted that he was more comfortable with the second string offensive line anyway, as that was who he had taken the most reps with. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel; Patrick Pinak, Florida Times Union; Ryan Young, SEC Country; Ian Cohen, Orlando Sentinel)

Florida quiets critics with a win: For one week anyway. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country; Pat Dooley, Gainesville Sun; Scott Carter, Florida Gators)

Freshmen linebackers step up: David Reese and Kylan Johnson played well in place of Jarrad Davis and Alex Anzalone. Reese finished with a team high 11 tackles. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Florida men’s basketball sweeps opening weekend games in Jacksonville: The Gators were victorious over Florida Gulf Coast on Friday, and Mercer last night. (Garry Smits, Florida Times Union; Scott LaPeer, Gainesville Sun)

Ahmad Fulwood makes the most of Senior Day: Fulwood caught his first touchdown pass since 2014 on Saturday. (Graham Hall, Gainesville Sun; Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Austin Appleby gives Gators a spark: Appleby went 17-of-21 for 201 yards for two touchdowns and one interception. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Will Muschamp visits with former players: Florida’s former coach greeted his former players and recruits before and after Saturday’s game. (Nick Kreuger, SEC Country; Matt Murschel, Orlando Sentinel) Jim McElwain had kind words for his predecessor as well. (Alex Peterman, Florida Gators)

Recruits review Gators’ win over South Carolina: Florida had many recruits on hand for their home finale this past weekend. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

LSU opens as double-digit favorite: The injured Gators travel to Baton Rouge this weekend. Florida has lost five out of their last six meetings with the Tigers. (Eric Dewberry, SEC Country)

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