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What’s the biggest key if the Florida Gators hope to earn another top-10 win over the SEC West?
Florida Gators running back Lamical Perine (22) smashes into LSU Tigers safety John Battle (26) in the second quarter of last season's game. [Times]
Published Oct. 9
Updated Oct. 9

After beating one top-10, SEC West team last week (Auburn), No. 7 Florida will try to do it again this week at No. 5 LSU.

So what did we learn about the Gators last Saturday, and how might that affect things in Death Valley? And what’s the biggest key for UF if it hopes to upset the Tigers and make a case that it deserves to be ranked No. 1 in the country? Find out with our weekly Three & Out preview video with The Identity Tampa Bay:

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  1. Florida head coach Dan Mullen walks on the sideline in the first half of an NCAA college football game against LSU in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. LSU won 42-28. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) GERALD HERBERT  |  AP
    UF followed the Georgia loss last year with a bad defeat against Mizzou. It can’t do the same this time.
  2. LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson (2) carries against Florida defensive back Kaiir Elam (5) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. LSU won 42-28. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) GERALD HERBERT  |  AP
    Do the one-loss Florida Gators belong ahead of the one-loss Georgia Bulldogs this week?
  3. Florida running back Lamical Perine (2) pulls in a catch for a touchdown from Emory Jones during the first half against LSU. GERALD HERBERT  |  AP
    Journal: The blue-chip redshirt freshman sees some important red-zone action Saturday at LSU.
  4. LSU wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase (1) pulls in a touchdown reception against Florida defensive back CJ Henderson (1) in the first half Saturday in Baton Rouge. GERALD HERBERT  |  AP
    Dan Mullen didn’t know whether his Florida Gators could win a shootout. He got his answer in Death Valley.
  5. Florida head coach Dan Mullen, right, celebrates with his wife Megan Mullen after defeating Auburn last weekend in Gainesville. JOHN RAOUX  |  AP
    Mullen wasn’t UF’s top choice. Orgeron wasn’t LSU’s top choice either. But neither program regrets the move.
  6. Florida Gators defensive back CJ Henderson (1) wags his finger after breaking up a pass intended for Miami Hurricanes wide receiver Jeff Thomas during the season opener. MONICA HERNDON  |  Tampa Bay Times
    Matt Baker: A running back duel at Clemson and why Jordan Cronkrite could be in for another big day for USF. Plus, Tampa Bay Times staff picks for week 7.
  7. Florida quarterback Kyle Trask looks for a receiver during the first half of last week's game against Auburn in Gainesville. JOHN RAOUX  |  AP
    As rumors percolated about Joe Burrow heading to UF, Dan Mullen said he liked the quarterbacks he had. Now we know why.
  8. Florida Gators wide receiver Trevon Grimes (8) catches the ball near the end zone in the third quarter of last season's game against LSU. Times
    The day begins with the Red River Shootout and ends with a great Group of Five game.
  9. There's nothing quite like playing at LSU's Tiger Stadium at night. JONATHAN BACHMAN  |  AP
    How does Clemson’s Death Valley compare to the one at LSU?
  10. LSU has enjoyed success replicating the Saints offense guided by quarterback Drew Brees. That's just one of the influences two NFL greats will have on Saturdays Top 10 matchup between the Gators and the Tigers. TAMPA BAY TIMES
    The NFL legends have played a role in how the opposing staffs will scheme against each other in this weekend’s top-10 game.
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