Florida’s Defense Solid On 3rd Downs

Gators_Dominique_Easley_2013An offense needs possession of the football to score.

The Florida Gators defense has minimized that situation better than any team in the nation so far this season.

Entering Saturday’s SEC opening game against Tennessee (2-1) in The Swamp, the 19th-ranked Gators (1-1) lead the nation in third-down conversion defense, with two opponents converting only two first downs in 24 third-down plays.

Read more from Garry Smits, Jacksonville.com.