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September 7, 2019
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GAME DAY: No. 11 FLORIDA v UT-MARTIN

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Game: 7:30 p.m. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (Gainesville) 
TV: ESPN (Streaming WatchESPN.com)
Radio: Gator IMG Sports Network (Local Affiliates) Sirius Channel: 99 / 190 [XM]
Live Coveage: Florida-UT-Martin Game Thread
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Game Notes (Courtesy Florida Sports Information)


The Storylines

• Since 2000, Florida is 25-1 against first-time opponents. The Gators have never faced UT-Martin, and they will also have their first-ever meeting with Towson later this month.

• Florida has won 19 consecutive games against first-time opponents, with five of those wins coming against FCS foes.

• This is the second consecutive year Florida will begin two new series. UF beat Colorado State, 48-10, and Idaho, 63-10, in its first meetings with those programs last year.

• The Gators are seeking a second consecutive 10-win campaign for the first time since posting 13 wins in both 2008 -- head coach Dan Mullen’s final year as offensive coordinator -- and 2009

• Florida’s 10 sacks [against Miami] were not only the highest total by an SEC team since 2008 (see left column), they marked just the eighth game of 10-plus sacks by any FBS team since the start of the 2015 season.

• Kadarius Toney (66-yard touchdown reception) and Josh Hammond (65-yard reception) gave the Gators two passing plays of 65-plus yards in a game since 2014, when Mark Herndon had a 78-yard touchdown catch, and Demarcus Robinson had a 70-yard touchdown reception in a rout of Eastern Michigan.

• UF had two passing plays over 60 yards all of 2018, while 2016 was the last time it had two 65-plus yarders in a season.

• Florida went 4 for 4 on fourth down, and since the start of last season the Gators are tied for ninth nationally in fourth-down conversion percentage among FBS teams with at least 20 attempts on fourth down (15 of 24 / 62.5 %).

• The Gators were held below 60 rushing yards for the first time since the 2017 season-opening loss to Michigan. Since 1996, Florida has been held below 60 rushing yards 24 times and it holds a 3-21 record in those games.

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