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Chomping at Bits: Advanced stats favor Florida over Kentucky

Can Florida cover a two-touchdown spread? The numbers suggest yes.

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Florida heavily favored over Kentucky: S&P+ really likes the Gators right now, to be fair — but it also doesn’t care much for the ‘Cats, which is how you get an 18-point projected margin of victory that would cover a two-touchdown spread. (Bill Connelly, SB Nation)

A look back at Florida’s 1993 SEC Championship team: I haven’t been linking this over the course of this week because I wanted to link it all in one post. And now I have! (Chris Harry, Florida Gators: Part One | Two | Three | Four | Five)

Tim Tebow gives back in Gainesville: Early this week, I had a PR rep email me about getting a chance to interview Tebow at this event — but because I don’t live in Gainesville, I couldn’t. If you’re a Gainesville resident or UF student, that could’ve been you — and it’s another reason to come write for Alligator Army. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators)

How Van Jefferson became Florida’s go-to receiver: The short answer: Quiet leadership. (Mark Stine, The Independent Florida Alligator)

11 things happening the last time Kentucky beat Florida: I just like the “I wasn’t alive” line of argument. It works. (Morgan Moriarty, SB Nation)