Streaks and records following Florida at USC

By Adam Silverstein
November 15, 2009

– The No. 1 Florida Gators extended their nation’s-best and school-record win streak by recording its 20th consecutive victory on Saturday. The Gators’ winning streak is now sixth in Southeastern Conference history, tying the Auburn Tigers (1993-94).

– Defeating the South Carolina Gamecocks by 10 points, Florida’s has now won 19 of their 20 straight games by double digits.

– Head coach Urban Meyer moved into first place on the list of all-time winningest SEC coaches in conference games (minimum five years), going 32-8 with a .800 percentage.

– Senior quarterback Tim Tebow matched Kevin Faulk’s SEC record of 53 touchdowns with a one-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter. Tebow has set three all-time SEC records this year (rushing touchdowns, rushing yards by a QB).

– UF is now 23-4-3 all-time against South Carolina and 10-4-1 on the road in Columbia, SC. They have won 18 of their last 19 games against the Gamecocks and gone 4-1 against former head coach Steve Spurrier.

– The Gators have now won 12-straight SEC Eastern Division games.

– Florida’s defense forced three turnovers – two interceptions and a fumble – giving it 11 in the past four games. It also collected a season-high six sacks including four in the fourth quarter, two from senior defensive end Jermaine Cunningham.

– Senior kick return Brandon James became the SEC’s all-time leader in kickoff return yardage, amassing 2,538 yards on 105 returns (Derek Pegues, Mississippi State).

5 Comments

  1. Shawn says:

    The Gators are the S__t!! It’s Great To Be A Florida Gator!!

  2. Shawn says:

    The Gators are the bomb!!

  3. O-town Gator says:

    In spite of all the whining going on from those Gator fans expecting perfection out of these kids, there are so many positives this season – and your list is proof of that. As Coach Meyer would say, the best thing about being 10-0 right now is the chance to go 11-0 this coming Saturday. A win over the school out west a week from this coming Saturday would clinch another first for Gator football with an undefeated regular season; winning back-to back SEC titles would be the icing on the cake.

    (Oh BTW Adam, I sent you a PM over at GE; let me know your thoughts after you read it!)

  4. There is a lot to be proud of and a lot to look forward to.

  5. Drew 4 Orange and Blue says:

    This defense is tough as nails….I just love the physicality being seen all over….these guys play defense the way it’s meant to be….huge hits from Haden and Cunningham against USC….I am struggling to think of when we have had a defense this good across all positions

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