You can talk about quarterbacks all you want, and about running backs and about receivers.
The strength of the Florida Gators, as everyone knows, is on defense.
The Gators, ranked second in the country defensively, flexed its muscles in a 40-14 victory over Missouri Saturday. Florida’s secondary was all over Tigers’ starting quarterback Drew Lock, holding him to four completions in 18 attempts and returning two interceptions to the end zone for scores. Galen Tabor returned one interception 39 yards for a score and Quincy Wilson returned one 78 yards for a touchdown.
“Quincy was jealous,” Florida coach Jim McElwain said. “They feed off of each other. What you hope for is the same thing feed of both units, all three units. That’s something we’re starting to get a little bit.”
The Gators’ offense eventually got untracked, and both Lamical Perine (106) and Jordan Scarlett (101) broke 100 yards for Florida.
It was the return game for quarterback Luke Del Rio, but Del Rio suffered three interceptions.
Florida has an open date next week, then faces Georgia in their annual game in Jacksonville.