Strong Gators Defense Looking To Improve

Gators_Dominique_Easley_2013On the surface, Florida’s defense looks as stout as 2012.

The Gators rank first in the nation in third-down defense, holding opposing teams to 8.3 percent (2 of 24) on third-down conversions. Florida also ranks first in the SEC in total defense (208.5 yards allowed per game), first in run defense (50 ypg) and second in scoring defense (13.5 ppg).

Two weeks ago against Miami, Florida recorded seven three-and-outs and limited All-ACC running back Duke Johnson to just 59 yards on 21 carries.

Source: Kevin Brockway,