During the past three weeks, the Gators scratched out a road win against Texas A&M, convincingly beat Tennessee and blew out Kentucky. Unfortunately for Will Muschamp's team, the month of October won't be nearly as friendly.
Beating Kentucky is like beating your younger brother in one-on-one basketball. Facing LSU is like getting punched straight in the gut.
That's what Florida faces next Saturday as the Gators head into their toughest stretch of the season.
Starting next week, Florida will face LSU, Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Georgia and Missouri. Although Vanderbilt and Missouri don't pose a major threat to UF's chances at the postseason, the Gators should be underdogs in the other three matchups.
If Florida is destined to prove it's the real deal, October will be the most important month on the schedule.
Let's take a look at how the Gators' remaining SEC games stack up.