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Missed extra point costly as Florida falls to LSU 17-16

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Danny Etling threw a short touchdown pass in the second half and LSU rebounded from a stunning home loss with a 17-16 victory at No. 21 Florida on Saturday. The Tigers (4-2, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) moved the ball well early with jet sweeps and then pounded it between the tackles late, doing just enough to upend the Gators (3-2, 3-1).

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Florida Gators face tough challenge of rebuilding stout defense

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When coach Jim McElwain took over at Florida, he inherited one of the Southeastern Conference’s stingiest defenses. The unit got even better during McElwain’s first two seasons in Gainesville. The Gators finished eighth in yards allowed in 2015 and fifth last year, no question the main reason they played for back-to-back conference championships.

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Alabama, UF, FSU look to close recruiting season strong

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Looking at the big board ranking college football recruiting classes, seeing Alabama perched at No. 12 might give hope to fans of other programs. They might be slipping, right? Not exactly. Despite being ranked behind conference foes LSU, Ole Miss and Florida, Coach Nick Saban and his staff are poised for a big finish culminating on National Signing Day (NSD), Feb. 3. Among the Rivals.com top 10 high school players, four still remain uncommitted. One of those is linebacker Ben Davis, the No.…

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