Will the Florida Gators Beat A Ranked Opponent This Season?

By Trevor Lowry
Florida Gators
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The Florida Gators entered the season by being ranked in the top 10. After the loss to the Missouri Tigers, there is no way that they will be ranked in the top 25. They have dropped two straight to two ranked opponents. Will the Gators beat a ranked opponent this season?

It is really not looking like it. Florida needs to find a way to score more and losing its starting quarterback a few weeks ago does not help. This team is averaging just 21.1 points per game, which is good enough for 104th in the nation.

At the same time, Florida has a great defense and is ranked eighth in the nation in points against (16.3 PPG).

The Gators still have to play three ranked teams–as of right now–and they only have five games left this season.

Georgia is currently ranked No. 15, South Carolina is ranked No. 11 and Florida State is ranked No. 5. With that in mind, both Georgia and South Carolina lost this week and the Seminoles beat a top five team.

Things are not looking good for the Gators and they very well could drop three games in a row since they will play the Bulldogs next.

It’s not like the Gators are a horrible team or anything like that. They managed to stay ranked up until this point and they do play in the SEC. They will have three more chances to beat a ranked opponent this season, but who knows if that will actually happen. The Bulldogs could fall out of the rankings as well since they have lost back-to-back games.

Florida needs some sort of spark on offense and it needs it now.

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