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College football scouting report: No. 9 Florida vs. Kentucky, 7 p.m. Saturday, ESPNU, 1250-AM

No. 9 Florida vs. Kentucky, 7, ESPNU, 1250-AM

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Kentucky (3-0) enters its SEC opener on an offensive hot streak. Though its first three opponents are a combined 1-8, the Wildcats are No. 2 in the SEC in scoring offense (44.3 points per game), No. 3 in rushing (242.0 yards) and No. 2 in total offense (497.3 yards). Florida (3-0, 1-0) has won 23 consecutive games over Kentucky, the second-longest streak in Division I-A in an uninterrupted series. Kentucky's last road win over a ranked team was in 2002. First-year coach Joker Phillips said: "It's a great opportunity for us to put a huge stamp on this program and on this football team."

Antonya English, Times staff writer

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This is the second straight week the Gators have faced the league's No. 1 rusher. Florida held Tennessee's Tauren Poole to 23 yards last week, and you can bet that stopping Kentucky TB Derrick Locke, right, is a top priority. If the Gators stop the run, they'll still have QB Mike Hartline (170.2 passing efficiency) and QB/RB/WR Randall Cobb to deal with. Florida has started slowly in every game this season and has yet to score in the first quarter. Kentucky is the only team in the SEC to have scored in the first quarter of every game. Considering Florida's offense is "still a work in progress," offensive coordinator Steve Addazio says, the Gators need to prevent falling far behind early.

College football scouting report: No. 9 Florida vs. Kentucky, 7 p.m. Saturday, ESPNU, 1250-AM 09/24/10 [Last modified: Friday, September 24, 2010 8:34pm]
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