Seeking revenge: Can Florida rectify last year’s blowout to Mizzou?

The Tigers thumped the Gators by a score of 42-13 last year
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42-13. 

This is the score from last year’s contest in which Missouri pasted Florida at home in Gainesville. On the day, the Tigers were buoyed by an abhorrent special teams effort by the Gators, in addition to a lack of discipline on offense. 

Gary Pinkel’s team scored touchdowns on a kick return, a punt return, an interception, and a fumble. Despite only accruing 119 yards of total offense, the Tigers won the contest by nearly 30 points.

This year, Missouri has tabbed this contest as its homecoming weekend. It’s usually in direct correlation with an ‘expected win’ of sorts. Florida enters this game as a favorite. However, Jim McElwain’s team is surely motivated by last year’s less-than-stellar performance. 

If Florida is to become victorious in this contest, it has to take care of the football. It also must play well on special teams. It’s unlikely for any team to win a game with multiple self-inflicted wounds, especially when those plays result in touchdowns.