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Gators trying hard not to become 'that' team



They have lost 10 players to season-ending injuries and so far haven't been able to win but four games, but Florida players said today there's still some fight left in the team.

The Gators will travel to play South Carolina on Saturday night, still needing two wins in their last three games to become bowl-eligible.

"I know that I can answer for myself," LG Max Garcia said. "I have the same fight. I want to win, that's what I want to do. I'm a competitor. God has given me the ability to play this game and I want to use my ability and glorify him with it. I mean, I want to go out there and give it my best."

Florida has not missed a bowl game in a season when it was eligible to participate since 1979.

Gators DT Damian Jacobs said players are fighting not to become 'that' team.

“We don’t want to go down as the team that broke the streak for the bowl game." Jacobs said. "We already feel bad about the Vanderbilt thing (first loss to the Commodores at home since 1945). We don’t want to be those guys, just like coach said. That’s a bad feeling, knowing you’re the team that broke the streak. It would suck to be here and win four or five games, come up short.”

More from Jacobs on facing South Carolina:

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 4:27pm]


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