PETER K: FLORIDA GATORS TOP LSU 14-6

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PETER K IN THE NEW YORK TIMES

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Published: October 6, 2012

The New York Times

By PETER KERASOTIS

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — After incremental steps at improvement against lesser opponents, the Florida Gators took a leap forward Saturday, beating Louisiana State, 14-6, and perhaps signaling a shift of power in the Southeastern Conference.

“The defensive staff did a fabulous job,” said Florida head coach Will Muschamp, who got his first victory against a top-five opponent. “We played well at the point of attack.” ( video image)

This season, the Tigers were again expected to rival Alabama for SEC supremacy, which has recently translated to national supremacy. But now the Tigers will slide from No. 4, with the Gators most likely moving up several notches from the No. 10 ranking they held entering the game.

For Florida, which won national championships as recently as 2006 and 2008, it is familiar turf, even if the memory of being a national power was starting to fade.

“We know a lot of people have doubted us, but I think the swagger never left,” said Florida defensive back Matt Elam, who caused a key fumble by Tigers receiver Odell Beckham Jr. after Beckham caught a 56-yard pass in the third quarter, the longest play from scrimmage either team managed.

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2 Comments on "PETER K: FLORIDA GATORS TOP LSU 14-6"

  1. Susan M. Plymel October 7, 2012 at 11:57 am · Reply

    What do you mean “nothing special”? All your articles are “special”. What a game Saturday!! We watched it. Go Florida!!!

  2. Greg October 8, 2012 at 7:28 am · Reply

    Yes, your writing is special. I didn’t see the game, but your explanation covered it well.

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