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Arkansas-Florida matchup to watch: Keon Hatcher vs Florida Gators secondary

5

November

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Greetings from Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, where Arkansas hosts the No. 10 Florida Gators at 3:30.

One final thought as kickoff nears: The big key today will be how UF handles Arkansas' passing attack. Austin Allen is the best quarterback the Gators have faced all season, and he'll be the best they face until the regular-season finale at Florida State.

One matchup I'm especially interested in is how Razorbacks receiver Keon Hatcher handles a UF secondary that might be as talented as any in the country. I covered Hatcher at Owasso High, just north of Tulsa, Okla. He had a message written on the bottom of his pads, which stuck out from underneath his jersey: CUL8R.

See you later.

Hatcher has never lacked confidence. But then again, neither have UF's defensive backs.

[Last modified: Saturday, November 5, 2016 1:30pm]

    

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