Quick hits: Defense leads No. 11 Florida Gators to 21-3 road rout of Mizzou, top of SEC East

The question entering Saturday night’s game was whether the No. 11 Florida Gators could overcome the added pressure and attention and pull out a victory in what was billed as a trap game against the Missouri Tigers on the road. By the time the final whistle sounded at Memorial Stadium, Florida’s 21-3 victory over Mizzou made it clear that the Gators are very much for real.

Florida (6-0, 4-0 SEC) remains undefeated and atop the SEC East after taking down the division’s back-to-back defending champion. It is headed for what will likely be a top-10 match-up next Saturday at LSU.

Before that goes down though, let OnlyGators.com breaks down seven of the most important takeaways from the Gators’ victory.

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Gameday – Florida Gators at Missouri: What to know, how to watch on TV, live stream online

No. 11 Florida Gators football is surging and will have its newfound success tested by the Missouri Tigers on Saturday evening. Florida is hoping to avoid dropping a Southeastern Conference game while remaining atop the SEC East and getting a measure of revenge against Mizzou.

Here’s a look ahead at Saturday’s game: what to know and how to watch the Gators.

Viewing information

Location: Memorial Stadium at Farout Field – Columbia, Missouri [Capacity: 71,168]
Weather: 61°F, clear (0% chance of rain), winds S at 4 mph

Time: 7:30 p.m. EDT
TV: SEC Network (Brent Musburger, Jesse Palmer, Maria Taylor)

Streaming Video: WatchESPN | Mobile Video: Watch ESPN app (iPhone) / (Android)
SiriusXM: 93/191 | Radio: Gator Radio Network [Affiliates]

Live Updates: @OnlyGators on Twitter

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Florida Football Friday Final: ‘Unbelievable’ Jon Bullard leads major Gators pass rushing effort

We’re back with Florida Football Friday Final, where OnlyGators.com takes a last look at the No. 11 Florida Gators as they prepare for their second road game of the season.

Florida (5-0, 3-0 SEC) will face the Missouri Tigers (4-1, 1-1 SEC) at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Farout Field in Columnbia, Missouri. The contest will air live nationally on SEC Network.

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Gators practice update: Florida gearing up for retribution after embarrassing 2014 loss to Mizzou

Members of the No. 11 Florida Gators and head coach Jim McElwain met with the media after practice this week to preview the team’s upcoming road game against the Missouri Tigers on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

The players and McElwain discussed Florida’s mindset entering the Mizzou game, the Gators’ effort in practice, injuries and overall preparation for what should be an important SEC East contest.

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Snell’s Slant: Trap game alert for Gators as Florida looks to build on success at Mizzou

By Shannon Snell – OnlyGators.com Featured Columnist

Forget that “Big Boss” nickname I’ve carried for so long. Pardon me, Floyd Mayweather Jr., but you all can just call me “Money” now. Take a look at how I ended last week’s column, as Adam so generously reposted on Sunday:

“Now, here comes No. 3 Ole Miss. Almost no one gives Florida a chance to win this game, which makes the Gators even more dangerous. Florida has nothing to lose and everything to gain. UF is supposed to be two or three years away from making a serious run at the College Football Playoff … but what if the Gators beat the Rebels? What if Florida comes in and plays their best games of the season while Ole Miss takes them lightly? Auburn has made this type of turnaround before. It is not impossible. Head coach Jim McElwain will have the Gators ready to play Saturday night; the Rebels better be ready for a dogfight.”

Look, I’m no football genius, but I can say that I’ve been in similar situations in my life when it pertains to football. Ole Miss started reading its own newspaper clippings and thought it was a lot better than it was in reality. No doubt about it, the Rebels are a talented football team. A mere two weeks ago, they knocked off one of the best teams in the country in the Alabama Crimson Tide. But this is SEC football at its best. If you do not come ready to play every single week, you can get beat very convincingly by an opponent you underestimate, such as Ole Miss did Florida. The Rebels clearly did not match the same intensity that the Gators started with from the first snap.

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Florida Gators have figured out the action and reaction … now what about ‘number three?’

No. 11 Florida Gators head coach Jim McElwain met with the media on Monday to go over his team’s dominant 38-10 victory over the Ole Miss Rebels as well as Florida’s upcoming game against the Missouri Tigers on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

(Portions of his post-game press conference from Saturday are also included.)

McElwain discussed the Gators’ surge in success, redshirt freshman quarterback Will Grier and how Florida must be careful not to suffer a letdown on Saturday at Missouri.

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Florida softball wins 2015 SEC regular-season title

Despite dropping a series and regular-season finale in extra innings on Sunday, No. 1 Florida Gators softball ended the day by being crowned the winners of the 2015 SEC Championship.

Florida entered Sunday on a 17-game winning streak dating back to April 3 and had earned close 7-6 and 9-6 wins over the Missouri Tigers in the first two games of their weekend series. Though the Gators rallied back from a two-run deficit to force extra innings, the Tigers clinched a 3-2 victory with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth.

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Takeaways: Florida baseball struggles on road

By Andrew Olson – OnlyGators.com baseball writer

No. 5 Florida Gators baseball (24-9, 6-6 SEC) has gone 3-4 in its last seven games since OnlyGators.com was last able to check in following its win over Stetson on March 24. UF posted a flat 3-3 split in its last two conference series with the Alabama Crimson Tide and Missouri Tigers, book-ending a tough 8-3 loss to the Florida State Seminoles in Jacksonville on Tuesday.

In the Alabama series opener, a back-and-forth game swung in the Tide’s favor with a three-run 10th inning that pushed them ahead 12-9. The Gators evened the series with an 8-1 win in the second game of a doubleheader, and they used a late rally to win game three 7-4, claiming the series. Eight walks against Florida State allowed FSU to even the season series. While Florida looked to bounce back with a 5-1 win against Mizzou, UF was outscored 15-4 over the final two contests to drop the series.

Here are five takeaways from the last seven games:

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