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Gators fall to No. 22 in both polls, MSU game will kickoff at 7 p.m.



Following its 33-29 loss to LSU Saturday night, Florida fell to No. 22 in both the Associated Press and the USA Today Coaches Poll.

The Gators,who now have back-to-back losses, were No. 14 in the AP poll last week. Florida began the season at No. 3.

It's only the second time in Urban Meyer's tenure that Florida has lost in consecutive games; Florida lost to Auburn (20-17) and then to LSU (28-24) in 2007.

"The Gator football family wins championships together,'' Meyer said during his Sunday morning postgame show. "The Gator football family also fights through adversity together. That fourth quarter was a dynamic fourth quarter. We came up short but you saw some good young players stepping up making some plays. You also saw a quarterback tough it out when he was banged up a little bit. You also saw one of the most electric crowds in Florida history. We've just got to get better. We've got a big one coming up next week.''

Florida will host Mississippi State, led by former offensive coordinator Dan Mullen, at 7 p.m. on Saturday. The game will be televised on ESPNU.


[Last modified: Sunday, October 10, 2010 1:35pm]


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