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October 12, 2019
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GAME DAY: No. 7 FLORIDA v No. 5 LSU

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Game: 8:00 p.m. Tiger Stadium (Baton Rouge) 
TV: ESPN (Streaming espn.com)
Radio: Gator IMG Sports Network (Local Affiliates) Sirius Channel: 99 / 190 [XM]
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Game Notes (Courtesy Florida Sports Information)


The Storylines

• Florida is 4-1 against ranked opponents under Dan Mullen, including a 3-1 record against top-10 teams (and 1-1 against top-5 teams). Since the start of last season, only Florida, LSU (five), Alabama and Ohio State (three apiece) have at least three wins over teams in the top 10 of the Associated Press Poll at the time of kickoff.

• Since the start of the 2014 season, Mullen is 7-6 against top-10 opponents, but four of those losses came against Alabama. In 2014, Mullen’s Mississippi State team defeated three top-10 opponents in three consecutive games (Sept. 20 - at No. 8 LSU, 34-29; Sept. 27 - Bye; Oct. 4 - No. 6 Texas A&M, 48-31; Oct. 11 - No. 2 Auburn, 38-23).

• Last season, UF beat three ranked opponents (as well as multiple top-10 opponents) for the first time since 2012.

• Prior to beating No. 5 LSU last season, Florida had lost nine of its last 11 games against top-five teams, a stretch that dated back to the start of the 2010 season. Six of the nine losses were by 21-plus points.

• Since the start of the 2002 season, Florida is 15-6 in games when both it and its opponent are top-10 teams, and it is 5-2 since the start of the 2012 season. Prior to 2002, the Gators were 16-16-1 in top-10 matchups.

• This will be the 25th time in program history the Gators faced top-10 opponents in consecutive games, with the most recent occurrence coming in 2011. The only two times UF won both games were in 2006 and 2008, when it won the SEC Championship Game and followed it up with a victory in the BCS National Championship Game both seasons.

• Last year, Florida beat ranked teams in consecutive games (No. 23 Missississippi State, No. 5 LSU) for the first time since 2008, when it won at No. 23 Florida State (Nov. 29), then beat No. 1 Alabama for the SEC title (Dec. 6) and No. 2 Oklahoma to win the BCS National Championship (Jan. 8, 2009).

• Florida can beat two straight top-10 opponents for the first time since 2012 (No. 4 LSU - Oct. 4; No. 9 South Carolina - Oct. 20; No. 10 Florida State - Nov. 24).

• UF’s 10-game winning streak is its longest since winning 22 in a row in 2008 (last 10 games) and 2009 (first 12). It is also tied with Appalachian State for the third-longest active FBS streak, behind Clemson (19) and Ohio State (12).

• This is the seventh 10-game winning streak in school history. The other streaks are: 12 games (1995); 11 (last 7 of 2006, first 4 of 2007); 11 (last 3 of 1927, first 8 of 1928); 10 (1996); 10 (last 9 of 1984, first game of 1985).

• The Gators are off to their first 6-0 start since 2015, and they’re seeking a second straight 10-win season for the first time since posting 13 wins in both 2008 -- Mullen’s final year as offensive coordinator -- and 2009.

• UF is making its 42nd appearance on College GameDay (which includes the 2008 Orange & Blue Game), and it is 26-14 in the 40 previous games the show traveled to. Saturday will be Florida’s third GameDay appearance this season.

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