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Chomping at Bits: Jim McElwain’s recruits on display at LSU

Many of Florida’s underclassmen had big roles on Saturday.

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Jim McElwain’s recruiting on display at LSU: The Gators started four underclassmen on the offensive line in Baton Rouge, and two three-star freshmen linebackers, among others. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

Gators embracing underdog mentality: Florida’s win over LSU was its first against a higher ranked team on the road since the then-No. 14 Gators defeated then-No. 8 Kentucky in October of 2007. (Jordan McPherson, Miami Herald)

Caleb Brantley comes up big for Gators: Brantley says winning the SEC East on a goal line stand is the greatest moment in his football career. (Graham Hall, Gainesville Sun; Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

SEC East regains some ground: Last week Georgia upset Auburn. This week, Florida upset LSU and Vanderbilt upset Ole Miss. Prior to last week, Kentucky had the lone win from an East team over a West team (Mississippi State) this season. (Andrew Astleford, SEC Country)

Florida and Alabama meeting again in SEC title game: Of the 25 SEC Championship games ever played, nine will have been between the Gators and the Tide. The series is tied at 4-4 heading into their ninth SEC Championship meeting in two weeks. It feels appropriate that Steve Spurrier and Gene Stallings, the coaches in the first SEC Championship, will conduct the coin toss this year for the game’s 25th anniversary. (Alex Kirshner, SB Nation)

The Gators were all smiles after big win at LSU: The Gainesville Sun’s Pat Dooley says he cannot recall seeing a happier Florida football team than the one he saw on Saturday, despite covering three national championships. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators; Pat Dooley, Gainesville Sun)

Tabor and Wilson on “being scared”: I don’t think they liked being called that. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)

Florida vs. Belmont game information: The Gators tip off tonight against the Bruins at 7:00 p.m. in Tampa. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators)

Gators focused on defending three-point line: Belmont shoots 38 threes per game, which is third most in the country. (Matt Brannon, Independent Florida Alligator)

South Alabama moves toward bowl eligibility: The Jaguars, who were originally scheduled to play LSU on Saturday, instead hosted Florida’s original November 19th opponent Presbyterian. South Alabama won that game, and received a waiver to count that win, their second over an FCS team, towards bowl eligibility, given the circumstances of the rescheduling. (Nick Kreuger, SEC Country)

SEC Championship ticket information: The Gator Ticket Office is taking order requests for the game. (Florida Gators)

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