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Defense thrived again on turnovers

There are two things that Florida head coach Will Muschamp wanted to accomplish in the offseason in regards to having his team better prepared for a new year. First and foremost he wanted to have his team be tougher and more resilient late in games, something that they lacked entirely a year ago. Second, he wanted to really win the turnover battle and make that be a big part of any contest.

Saturday was a microcosm of the season in terms of these two traits from this Florida squad. In terms of turnovers, the Gators needed to get better on both sides of the ball. Limiting their own cough-ups and forcing their opponents to relinquish the ball at a much higher rate. A year ago neither side of the ball helped each other with turnovers and the Gators couldn't keep their defense off the...

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