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Missouri 45, Florida 16: Gators get shown up, blown out by hungry Tigers

Florida played bad football and lost. Again.

NCAA Football: Florida at Missouri Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

On Saturday afternoon, the Florida Gators fell behind 14-0, 28-3, and 42-9 in a 45-16 loss to the Missouri Tigers in Columbia, Missouri.

In the loss, Florida allowed 42 points for the second consecutive game — the first time that has happened in a full century, dating back to November 1917 games played against the backdrop of World War I.

In the loss, Florida kicked three field goals before scoring its first touchdown, killing its chances of staying competitive deep into the game before Missouri even really got to.

In the loss, Florida allowed 227 passing yards and 228 rushing yards, the sort of perfect balance that fired Florida coach Jim McElwain and still-employed Florida offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier had aspired to obtain for the Gators.

In the loss, several more Florida players went down with injury, most notably offensive lineman Brett Heggie and running back Lamical Perine.

In the loss, Florida all but extinguished any hope of a resurgence down the stretch in a 2017 season that has gone so far off the rails that it is somehow both underwater and in outer space at the same time.

In the loss is where we live now.