GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - When Florida lost three consecutive
games last month, players feared the worst.
They thought their shot at winning the Southeastern Conference's
Eastern Division was over. They figured their goal of getting to
Atlanta for the league title game was lost. They even wondered what
it would be like to play relatively meaningless games down the
The Gators were down and definitely feeling out.
Then came the turnaround. Florida overhauled its offense during
the bye week and responded with an overtime win against rival
Georgia and a lopsided victory at Vanderbilt. Now, the 24th-ranked
Gators have a winner-take-all game against No. 22 South Carolina on
Saturday night to decide the division race.
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