It is a streak almost three decades old. If a Florida fan was born in 1987 or later, he has never experienced losing to Kentucky.
But, oh, there have been some close calls.
Sure, Florida has seasons where the game was one-sided. The Gators have won 73-7 in 1994, and 65-0 in 1996, and 63-6 in 2008. In 20 of the 29 victories, Florida has scored 35 points or more.
Then there was 1993. You know, the year of “Doering’s got a touchdown.”
“They had us on the ropes,” Florida Coach Steve Spurrier said.
The Gators won as time ran out that year, 24-20. Danny Wuerffel, a redshirt freshman at the time, led the Gators down the field and found Doering with a 28-yard scoring pass down the middle on third-and-10 as time expired.
Wuerffel completed 10 of 22 passes for 138 yards. He had three passes intercepted. Terry Dean had four of 30 passes intercepted.