Stat of the Day: Florida’s defense has kept 12-straight SEC opponents under 20 points

The Florida Gators’ defensive unit is better than your team’s defense. Don’t believe us? Read on.

Coaches such as Kevin Sumlin at Texas A&M, Gus Malzahn at Auburn and offensive coordinators Cam Cameron at LSU and Mike Bobo at Georgia have officially infiltrated the mighty SEC. Where defense once reigned supreme (three yards and a cloud of dust, anyone?), quarterbacks are now slinging the pigskin every which way and piling up points faster than you can say “ESS EEE CEE SPEED.”

There is one coach, however, that has kept his program dug deeply into its conference’s roots – and found massive success in the process.

Florida’s defense, led by a slew of future high NFL Draft picks, has been the most dominant in the nation’s most dominant conference over the last season-plus.

But just how dominant is dominant?

ESPN’s Brett McMurphy dug up a pretty mind-blowing stat:

gators defense stats

In a day and age when Georgia and LSU are playing 44-41 shootouts, and Alabama is forced to put up 49 points to take down Texas A&M, the Gators remain old school.

And dominant.

  • gatormatt

    Gators defense should be at least number 2 in the country

  • Gatorfan

    Can the gators defense stop a high scoring like LSU, Saturday will tell it all.