Jim McElwain should be thankful for Florida’s stout defense.
That can be said for any coach, but a statistic produced by ESPN’s Chris Low on Wednesday night furthered the point even more.
Florida has scored fewer than 30 pts in 10 straight games, longest such drought for the Gators since 88-89 seasons. Spurrier arrived in 90.
— Chris Low (@ClowESPN) September 7, 2016
The Gators have not scored more than 30 points in a game since Oct. 3 of last year when Florida topped Ole Miss, 38-10. That was back when Will Grier was the starting quarterback, and still even in the state of Florida (Grier has since transferred to West Virginia).
Luckily for McElwain, the Gators don’t give up 30 points too often. Florida lost two of three games last season in which it allowed 30 points, with the third coming in the SEC Championship against Alabama in a 29-15 contest. Florida had the SEC’s No. 4-ranked scoring defense last season, giving up an average of 18.3 points per game.
The 30-point scoring drought could come to an end in Week 2, as Kentucky gave up 44 points to Southern Miss in its season opener.