Florida hoping to extend lengthy streaks

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Florida could have two significant streaks at stake Saturday against Vanderbilt.

The Gators don't really want to talk about either of them.

Not only does Florida have a 22-game winning streak on the line against the Commodores, coach Will Muschamp's team probably needs a victory to extend the nation's second-longest active bowl streak.

The Gators (4-4, 3-3 Southeastern Conference) have gone bowling in each of the last 22 seasons, dating to former coach Steve Spurrier's second year in Gainesville.

That streak could be in jeopardy if Florida doesn't beat Vandy (4-4, 1-4). The Gators have games remaining against No. 13 South Carolina (7-2), lower-division Georgia Southern (4-4) and third-ranked Florida State (8-0) - and there's only one gimme in the group.

So the Vandy game is big - really big.


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