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Florida Gators will challenge for College Football Playoff, according to this week’s foe

“This is one of the best football teams I have ever seen on film,” Towson coach Rob Ambrose said.
Florida running back Malik Davis (20) runs for yardage before he is stopped by Tennessee defensive back Theo Jackson during the second half Saturday in Gainesville. [JOHN RAOUX | AP]
Published Sep. 23

Towson coach Rob Ambrose has the tough task of taking his Football Championship Subdivision team into Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday to face No. 9 Florida.

He isn’t shy about how hard the challenge will be.

“This is one of the best football teams I have ever seen on film,” Ambrose said Monday during the Colonial Athletic Association’s coaches’ teleconference. “These guys will challenge for the College Football Playoff. They’re really, really good.”

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Ambrose said the Gators’ skill players are among the best in the nation. He praised UF and quarterback Kyle Trask for not missing a beat after starter Feleipe Franks went down against Kentucky with a season-ending ankle injury. As for UF’s defense?

“One of the best college football defenses in the country, period,” Ambrose said.

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