GAINESVILLE – Florida has one of the most dominant defenses in the country this season, but the team will face its toughest test on Saturday: stopping Dalvin Cook.
Cook’s 1,475 yards and 16 touchdowns have carried FSU’s offense at times while the team has wavered on going with either Sean Maguire or Everett Golson at quarterback.
On Wednesday, sophomore cornerback Quincy Wilson said the team is aware of the threat Cook poses and the Gators are prepared to stop him.
“We’re really stressing on wrapping up this week. Some guys, you know, we might get a little complacent and just try to hit without wrapping up,” Wilson said. “(Cook) likes to capitalize on guys not wrapping up. We know he’s going to take it the whole way so we just gotta make sure we fill our gaps and wrap up.”
Safety Keanu Neal said the Gators have even more incentive to stop Cook after Florida went into LSU and let sophomore running back Leonard Fournette gash them for 180 yards and two touchdowns.
“We want to do better,” Neal said. “Fournette got some good runs on us. We want to contain Dalvin. But we just want to play our ball.”
— Written by Graham Hall of the Palm Beach Post