PETER K: Mistakes Finally Catch Up To Gators

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PETER K IN THE NEW YORK TIMES

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Published: October 27, 2012

The New York Times

By PETER KERASOTIS

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Like a dormant virus, Florida’s flaws were always there, the inefficiencies waiting to infect the loss column.

It was not hard, either, to detect what the Gators’ maladies were: an anemic passing game, an overreliance on special teams, a dependence on turnovers that kept bouncing their way and into their hands.

But through all their sickly symptoms and statistics — one of which was Florida’s inability to pass for more than 100 yards in each of its previous three games — the Gators (7-1, 6-1 Southeastern Conference) did the one thing that mattered most: they kept winning. In the process, the Gators kept moving up the Bowl Championship Series rankings, all the way to No. 2 going into Saturday’s showdown against No. 10 Georgia (7-1, 5-1).

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