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Florida is Kicking Themselves After that Defeat

[John Raoux | AP]

Heading into this season, I really thought Kyle Trask and the Florida Gators by extension would have a phenomenal year. The 2020 campaign started off great, but they have looked less and less like a championship caliber team as time has gone on.

To start the season, they had it all going for them leading up to the Texas A&M game. They were undefeated, Kyle Track was playing like a Heisman level player, and Kyle Pitts was looking like the best TE in college football. But the team fell short as they lost to the Aggies on a field goal as time expired.

Deep down we all knew that if Florida was going to be one of the best teams in the nation, that was a game they had to win. But nonetheless, they continued on as the two Kyles continued to light the nation on fire and make a compelling case to the College Football Playoff committee.

As time went on, we saw their defense start to crumble. They weren't playing great football against unranked teams, giving up a considerable amount of points. But the breaking point was this past week against LSU - as a lone cleat soared across the foggy sky above The Swamp.

The Alabama Crimson Tide beat LSU 55-17 the previous week. But Florida allowed 20 more points to a bad Tigers team. LSU, just like Texas A&M, won the game on a last minute field goal that Evan McPherson was unable to match.

Now, the Gators are sitting at 8-2 and it's looking like their playoff hopes are slim to none. In the SEC Championship game, they play the uber talented Alabama squad and lets just say that this one won't be any easier than Texas A&M or LSU. There is no other way to put it. The Gators had the opportunity to cement their names in history this year but they couldn't show up when it mattered most. But hey! At least they know how to throw shoes.