In a loss sixth-ranked Florida by no means noticed coming, Saturday night’s 37-34 setback against LSU as a 3-landing favourite is one that will not lengthy be forgotten in Gainesville, particularly if it retains the SEC East champions out of the School Soccer Playoff.
Heisman frontrunner Kyle Trask suffered three turnovers, Florida’s protection gave up various massive performs to a struggling offense and Marco Wilson’s unsportsmanlike conduct flag for tossing a cleat 20 yards downfield during LSU’s final possession all led to the Gators’ worst efficiency of the season in an vital spot.
Former Florida widget Chris Doering, an analyst for SEC Community, says the setback was ugly sufficient to probably hold the Gators out of the ultimate 4 dialog.
“Make no mistake, that is probably the most embarrassing (Florida) loss I can bear in mind,” Doering mentioned on Saturday nights SEC Last on SEC Community. “I have been a fan as a child, a participant, a man overlaying it. With as a lot as was on the road, to not be mentally in it.
“They didn’t should be within the nationwide championship dialog. When you can’t go on the market and deal with a 3-win workforce at house when you’ve got as a lot on the road, then you definately don’t should be in that spot.”
Florida will slip in Tuesday night time’s fourth choice committee rankings after an surprising upset loss towards an LSU workforce that can end with its worst file in two decade.
“All of the issues we did, you possibly can’t win doing what we did tonight, it doesn’t matter what’s occurring, regardless of who you’re taking part in,” coach Dan Mullen mentioned after the sport. “We lose the turnover battle. We turned it over 3 times, minus-three turnover ratio. We don’t rating touchdowns within the pink zone.
“We are able to’t make key stops when we have to defensively and we lose the particular groups a part of the sport. It’s not a really difficult deal.”
The Gators now flip their consideration to subsequent week’s SEC Championship Video games towards Alabama. Florida must beat the highest-ranked Crimson Tide and hope that is sufficient to persuade the committee to miss its loss to LSU.