3 Reasons Why Florida Will Beat Kentucky This Weekend

The Florida Gators have gotten off to an impressive 2-0 start to the season under new head coach Jim McElwain, and they'll try to carry that momentum into their first SEC game of the year against Kentucky on Saturday. Here are three reasons why they'll knock off the Wildcats this weekend:

3) More explosive offense

Florida's offense has been incredibly putrid over the past few years, but that hasn't been the case so far in 2015. The Gators average 46 points per game and rank 31st in the country in total offense, averaging just under 500 yards of total offense per game. Now that it seems like their offense has finally caught up to their defense, Florida will be extremely tough to beat.

2) Kentucky's second-half woes

The Wildcats have held 24-7 leads at halftime in each of their first two games, but had to pull out close victories in the fourth quarter because of near second-half collapses. Chances are that Kentucky won't be able to take a big lead against a team as talented as Florida, and if they continue to struggle in the second half of games, Florida will win easily.

1) Stingy defense

The Gators made their name as one of the country's best defenses under former head coach Will Muschamp, and that hasn't changed so far this year. Florida has only given up 18.5 points per game this season, and rank 24th in the country in total defense (266.5 yards allowed per game). Considering that Kentucky has an average offense (68th in the country in total yards), the Gators should be able to stonewall the Wildcats.

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