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Chomping at Bits: Florida volleyball dispatches Florida State

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The Gators pick up their fourth win over a ranked opponent and remain undefeated.

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UF volleyball sweeps FSU: Florida held a ranked opponent under a .110 hitting percentage for the first time since 2007. The Gators moved to 8-0 with the win, with four of those victories coming over ranked opponents. (Zach Dirlam, Florida Gators; Jim Harvin, Gainesville Sun)

Kadarius Toney poised for bigger role: Jim McElwain calls the true freshman who provided a bright spot for the offense in Saturday’s win “electric.” Another true freshman - running back Malik Davis - also received praise. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators; Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun; Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Jim McElwain downplaying Kentucky streak: Many of the team’s younger players claim that they were unaware of the Gators’ 30-year win streak. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

A Kentucky beat writer who has attended all 30 Florida victories recalls the five most memorable: And notes the 2014 triple overtime game as the closest the Wildcats have come to snapping the streak. (John Clay, Lexington Herald-Reader)

Tennessee defensive coordinator Bob Shoop breaks down that last play: Shoop was preparing for the Gators to attempt to set up a field goal try and called the touchdown a “flukey type play.” (Ryan Young, SEC Country; Richard Johnson, SB Nation)

Gators’ finish against Tennessee makes history: According to the Gainesville Sun’s research, the game-winning touchdown play against Tennessee marked the first time in history that Florida defeated an opponent with a touchdown on the final play of regulation. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

Tackling needs work: Particularly in the fourth quarter, the defense missed several tackles. (Surely, the defense was a bit gassed then.) (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun; Jordan McPherson, SEC Country)

Tyrie Cleveland named Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Player of the Week: The sophomore wide receiver led Florida in receptions and, of course, caught the game-winning touchdown. (Will Pantages, Florida Gators)

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