Linebacker Jon Bostic had to make coach Will Muschamp happy by forcing a first-half turnover against Kentucky.
Twenty-five consecutive years. It has been that long since Kentucky beat Florida in football.
Think about that...the oldest Gator or Wildcat player was at least two or three years from being born the last time UK topped UF. Emmitt Smith wasn't yet a Gator. Shane Matthews was a teenager in Mississippi, and Will Muschamp wasn't old enough to drive by himself.
I could go on and on...
Saturday night brought another chapter in Florida's annual bashing of the 'Cats with the Gators' 48-10 win.
Here are five things we learned heading into next weekend's prime-time showdown with Alabama.
Gerald Christian proved to be a viable receiving threat against Kentucky.
A starting linebacker exiting spring practice, Gerald Christian was moved back to tight end in the summer.
On Saturday, he proved he could be another threat for UF's offense by catching a 45-yard touchdown pass from John Brantley in the first quarter.
College football's fastest player, Jeff Demps, has competition on his own team in fellow running back Chris Rainey.
It is quite possible Alabama has the best defense in college football (Arkansas might agree with that assessment now).
The Crimson Tide visits The Swamp next Saturday night loaded with future early-round draft picks at linebacker and in the secondary. However, with as much speed as 'Bama has, it doesn't have anyone with the same kind of burners that Rainey and Demps possess.
How fast are Rainey and Demps? Tyson Gay tweeted about Demps during the game.
If the Gator tailbacks can get a an inch or two of space—difficult with the likes of Courtney Upshaw, Dont'a Hightower, Mark Barron and Co. bearing down—they can create problems next week for the vaunted Tide D.
Jaye Howard is a playmaker for the Gators.
On a defensive line loaded with talent and potential, the most veteran member may be its best.
Senior defensive tackle Jaye Howard constantly disrupted the Kentucky offense and even scored a touchdown on Saturday night.
More and more, he's looking like a future first-round NFL draft pick.
Caleb Sturgis might be even better than after he was injured.
After missing the majority of the 2010 season with a back injury, there were questions about just how Caleb Sturgis would bounce back.
After all, Chas Henry filled in admirably last year, but he was a punter adding another role. Sturgis is a placekicker, nothing more.
Now, the St. Augustine native might be an All-American placekicker.
After booting a pair of field goals in the first three quarters against UK, Sturgis was 11-for-11 on the season.
He hasn't had to attempt a truly meaningful field goal so far this season, but when that moment arrives, he sure looks ready to do so.
Jon Bostic and his buddy Jelani Jenkins have grown into their roles as leaders on the Gator defense.
For a while, Jon Bostis and Jelani Jenkins competed with one another for the same job.
Then, Urban Meyer and his staff decided they both belonged on the field. And now, the two close friends have become playmakers for first-year coach Will Muschamp.
Each linebacker forced a fumble against Kentucky with Bostic's being snagged out of the air by Jaye Howard for a touchdown.