Florida’s defense was great against Missouri on Saturday.
The unit held Missouri to just three points and 257 total yards. The Gators are tied for 13th nationally with 13 forced turnovers, which is good for about two per game.
The defensive line can get pressure with four rushers and the secondary is as deep as it gets. All-American cornerback Vernon Hargreaves gets most of the attention, but cornerbacks Jalen Tabor and Quincy Wilson make it one of the deepest position groups on the team.
This defense is elite. What does elite mean? The unit is good enough to keep the team in every game it plays.
Now, Florida will face its toughest test yet. The defense will have to find a way to stop Heisman Trophy front-runner Leonard Fournette. The sophomore running back leads the country with 1,022 rushing yards and 12 rushing touchdowns in five games this season.
That’s OK, I guess.
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