Fake Florida Gators football Jerseys
The Florida Gators currently sit at 6-0 on the season, 3-0 in SEC play, and are on the road this weekend for their toughest test in Death Valley against the No. 5 ranked LSU Tigers. UF announced the uniform combination the Gators will wear this coming weekend. Florida will wear its traditional orange helmets with script 'Gators' on the side along with blue jerseys and blue pants. The Tigers traditionally wear white jerseys at home.
Fake Florida Gators football Jerseys
The game kicks off at 8:00 p.m. ET and will broadcast on ESPN . The Gators are coming off another big game this past weekend where they beat the Auburn Tigers at home.
The Gators are currently undefeated and boast a Top10 ranking, as do the Tigers.
• 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). From 2010-17, Florida went 5-11 against top-10 teams, and it was 9-26 against all ranked opponents.
• 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 too 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.
• Florida is aiming to win two straight games over top-10 opponents for the first time since 2012, when it beat No.4 LSU (Oct. 4), No. 9 South Carolina (Oct. 20), and No. 10 Florida State (Nov. 24).
• 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 opponents in consecutive games (No. 23 Mississippi State, No. 5 LSU) for the first time since 2008, when it won at No. 23 Florida State (Nov. 29), beat No. 1 Alabama for the SEC title (Dec. 6), and topped No. 2 Oklahoma to win the BCS National Championship (Jan. 8, 2009).
• 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, rst 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 -- head coach Mullen’s final year as offensive coordinator -- and 2009.
• Florida has been a top-10 team in eight of the last nine AP Polls, which is its most consistent stretch since a span of 12 consecutive top-10 rankings from Week 5 of 2012 (Sept. 30) through the 2013 preseason rankings. From Week 1 of 2013 (Sept. 3) through the final ranking of the 2017 season, Florida appeared in the top 10 just four times.
• 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.
• Pressuring opponents into mistakes has been the calling card of Florida’s 2019 defense, and that statement is backed up by the Gators’ nation-leading 19 takeaways (two more than any other FBS team).
Dan Mullen ran to one corner of the Swamp after a stadium-rattling win over Auburn last weekend, high-fiving fans, pumping his arms and lifting his visor, only to reverse course and run to another corner and then another.
Mullen vowed to make Florida nationally relevant again when he took the head coaching job 22 months ago, and on a humid night in early October, his off-the-cuff celebration and unscripted, zigzagging path across the field spoke directly to that promise.
In 19 games as Florida head coach, Mullen is 16-3. Just as impressive, he is winning with players that former coach Jim McElwain signed, including a backup quarterback nobody else recruited. Fifteen current starters were in Gainesville when Mullen arrived, laying waste to the idea that coaches can win only with their hand-picked players.
The work he and his staff have done transforming a losing team into a winning one has No. 7 Florida (6-0) back in the top 10. But rather than the offense setting the tone, the defense remains the stalwart after another statement game -- holding Bo Nix and Auburn to 13 points.
Though last week served as a big win, we will know more about whether Florida is ready enough to compete for championships at No. 5 LSU (5-0) on Saturday (8 p.m. ET on ESPN).
Jonathan Greenard provides Florida's defense with valuable experience. James Gilbert/Getty Images The Gators are 13.5-point underdogs. But they were underdogs last week against Auburn, and they were underdogs last year against then-No. 5 LSU before winning 27-19, the first bit of proof both those inside and outside the football facility needed that Mullen could get the job done sooner rather than later.
The second came in its first win over Michigan, a dominant victory in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl. Now the third: a win over Auburn, and Florida now in consecutive games with College Football Playoff implications on the line.
"We want to play in these, we want to win these big games," Mullen said. "You have to learn, you have to get that mindset that you know what, winning a big time game means you gotta show up and get ready to win an even bigger one next week. That's what life is like in the SEC."
Such quick turnarounds are difficult to engineer and often hard to sustain. In this case, Florida has gone about it in a way that runs counter to what Mullen offered during his introductory news conference. Mullen sold his offensive vision, invoking his time as offensive coordinator coaching Tim Tebow and his admiration of Steve Spurrier. "I love scoring points!" he said at the time.
Mullen sounded all the right notes, because he knew he had to -- given what had happened in the decade after he left Florida. The Gators morphed from an offensive juggernaut to defensive stalwart, and calls to return to the high-flying times under Spurrier and Tebow only intensified as the Florida offense continued to rank in the bottom half of the country.
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Who's No. 1? The case for -- and against -- each top unbeaten Offense is what Mullen knows and does best, and indeed, the Gators are vastly improved in that department. Just to illustrate that point, it is worth noting the Gators have scored 76 touchdowns in 19 games under Mullen. It took 34 games between Oct. 3, 2015 and the end of 2017 for the Gators to reach the same total. Since taking over for Feleipe Franks, out for the season because of an ankle injury, Kyle Trask is 66-of-92 for 841 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions.
"You can see it throughout the team, guys expect to win, expect to make plays, expect to dominate," receiver Josh Hammond said. "In the offseason, we took that step knowing we finished as a top-10 team and we can prepare like one and act like one."
But it is also true the offense remains a work in progress. The Florida defense continues to set the tone, a physical, relentless, aggressive unit with two cover cornerbacks in CJ Henderson and Marco Wilson that might just be the envy of the entire SEC.
Florida leads the nation in takeaways (19) and red zone defense, and is tied for third in sacks (26), tied for fourth in tackles for loss (50) and ranked in the top 10 in total defense, scoring defense and pass efficiency defense.
"We want to play in these, we want to win these big games," says Dan Mullen, whose team takes on No. 5 LSU on Saturday. Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports Because defensive coordinator Todd Grantham has the confidence in his defensive backs to cover one-on-one, the front seven is able to make more plays behind the line of scrimmage. When they call blitzes, the players have executed them well, too. For example, Grantham pointed to a sack-fumble James Houston IV had last week.
"He read it perfectly on what he needed to do, so it gets down to execution of the calls, relentless effort of the players both from a front standpoint and also in the back end of staying with your guys and covering guys in tight coverage," Grantham said. "A lot of times, quarterbacks won't throw the ball when it's tight coverage. They're afraid to make a mistake or throw a pick."
As the players have grown more accustomed to what Grantham wants, their confidence has grown and their production has increased. Linebacker David Reese II, who leads the Gators with 49 tackles, says he believes everyone is playing faster because they are now experts in the aggressive scheme.
Add in transfer Jonathan Greenard, who played under Grantham when they were both at Louisville, and the defense essentially has a coach on the field. Nobody knows the defense or Grantham better than Greenard, who has excelled playing both on and off the line and leads the team with four sacks and 5.5 tackles for loss.
"He knows all the positions in Coach Grantham's scheme," defensive tackle Adam Shuler said. "He can help everybody on the field if needed with what they need to do. He's been a great leader. He was never one of those guys who came in and talked the talk but instead, he came in and walked the walk and people followed."
Grantham walked into Florida and knew he had talent. But he also knew he had to coach his players on the type of effort he expected. The same goes for Mullen. During film review, coaches point to both good plays and bad plays as part of their efforts to educate their players in what they all expect. Grantham said much of the first half of last season was spent reinforcing good practice habits, better nutrition and better study routines.
Now the message is more tailored to specific units.
"You are constantly working in a team setting and showing them this is the way we need to play at corner, at linebacker, at D-line and show it to their peers and as an older guy does it, that helps a younger guy," Grantham said. "Because you can say, 'Hey run to the ball,' but a lot of guys don't know what that means, and so when you have a guy that is giving effort doing a great job, show it on tape and this is what we mean. Maybe when it's not to the standard, ask a simple question. 'Are you going as hard as you can? If you're not, why not? What's the issue and then how do we correct it so you become the kind of player we need you to become so we can be successful.'"
Florida is hoping to be even healthier this Saturday with the return of defensive end Jabari Zuniga. The matchup against LSU is one any coach or player relishes: the top-ranked scoring defense in the SEC against the top-ranked scoring offense in the SEC.
A dominant performance against Auburn only helps confidence, especially for a team that still feels overlooked despite its rapid turnaround.
"As long as we keep winning, people have no choice but to respect us and give us our credit so in the end we've just got to keep winning and keep proving them wrong," Shuler said.
• Since the start of last season, Florida’s 43 takeaways are tied with Syracuse for the most in the FBS.
• Florida has 15 takeaways in its last four games alone -- which is equal to the season total of the team ranked No. 2 nationally in takeaways this year (San Jose State).
• The Gators have forced four turnovers in three of its last four games (Kentucky, Tennessee, Auburn). The last time they forced four-plus turnovers in at least three games within a season was 2014 (four games).
• Florida’s 12 interceptions lead all FBS teams, and its 11 from the last four games alone is equal to the season total of the team ranked No. 2 nationally in interceptions this year (San Jose State). UF and San Jose State are the only FBS teams with double-digit interceptions.
• Florida is the only FBS team with at least three interceptions in three games this year (three a piece against Kentucky, Tennessee, and Auburn). And San Jose State and Washington are the only FBS teams with three- plus interceptions in multiple games this year.
• Florida is the only FBS team featuring four players (Shawn Davis, Kaiir Elam, Donovan Stiner, Marco Wilson) with multiple interceptions this year -- and only Missouri, Nebraska, and San Jose State have three players with multiple interceptions.
• Shawn Davis leads the Gators with three interceptions-- and he is one of 23 FBS players with that many this year. Davis entered this season with zero interceptions in 18 career games played.
• Kaiir Elam has two interceptions and is one of six FBS true freshmen with multiple interceptions this year.
• Florida’s 26 sacks are tied for third in the FBS, and its 50 tackles for loss are tied for fourth nationally. UF needed 11 games to eclipse 25 sacks last year, and it took seven games to eclipse 50 TFLs last year.
• Jonathan Greenard is Florida’s top disrupter in its front seven, as he ranks second in the SEC in tackles for loss (6.5) and sacks (4.0). Greenard’s 4.0 sacks are tied for 30th nationally.
• Florida is the only SEC team with more than five players with at least 2.0 sacks, a number seven Gators have reached -- Greenard - 4.0; Jabari Zuniga - 3.0; Khris Bogle, Zachary Carter, Trey Dean III, James Houston IV, Ventrell Miller, Jeremiah Moon - 2.0.
• Florida’s 10 sacks in its Week 0 win over Miami set a school record and were the highest total by an SEC team since Nov. 28, 2008, when Ole Miss had 10 against Mississippi State.
10 COMMENTS • SMU (vs. South Florida) and Penn State (vs. Purdue) are the only other FBS teams with more than 10 sacks in a game this season. Last year, Army (10 against Houston - Dec. 22) was the only FBS team with 10 in a game. From 2015-17, an FBS team had 10-plus sacks in a game just seven times.
• In 19 games under defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, Florida has five-plus sacks in seven of them, as well as eight-plus tackles for loss in 10 of them.