Florida’s Biggest Losses in The Swamp in the Past Decade
Alabama faces off against Florida in the Swamp this upcoming Saturday for the first time since 2011. The Crimson Tide earned a 38-10 win in that matchup, but since then only eight opponents have come out on top in Gainesville.
Here are five substantial times the Gators were drained in the Swamp in the past decade.
5. 2018 vs Missouri
The No. 13 Gators had just suffered a tough loss to Georgia and looked to bounce back on homecoming against a Missouri team that was winless in SEC play. The Tigers caught the Gators sleeping and QB Drew Lock's three TD passes led Missouri to a 38-17 thrashing of the Gators.
4. 2015 vs Florida State
With a spot in the SEC Championship already secured, the 10-1 Gators faced off against bitter rival Florida State in a top-15 matchup. The Gators were hoping to add another big win to their College Football Playoff resume, but the Seminoles had other plans. The Gator offense failed to show up which led to an embarrassing 27-2 defeat.
3. 2018 vs Kentucky
On Sept. 8, 2018, the Kentucky Wildcats came into Gainesville and ended the longest active winning streak in college football. The Wildcats put up 451 total yards to take a 27-16 win, snapping their 31-game losing streak to the Gators.
2. 2020 vs LSU
Going into senior night, the sixth-ranked Florida Gators had already secured a birth in the SEC Championship against Alabama and were looking to sneak into the College Football Playoff. The Gators would have to face the struggling LSU Tigers first. The biggest moment of this game came on a big third down stop late in the game when Gator cornerback Marco Wilson threw an LSU player's shoe across the field. This led to a penalty which kept LSU alive. The Tigers went on to nail a 57-yard field goal securing a 37-34 victory.
1. 2013 vs Georgia Southern
Finally, the most embarrassing loss of the decade is no doubt the stunning defeat that the Gators suffered to Georgia Southern in 2013. The Gators weren't having the greatest season that year, but losing to an Eagles team still in the FCS at that point was unacceptable. In a highly competitive game, The Eagles scored with 2:57 left in the fourth quarter to take the win 26-20.
Will the Gators get swamped again on Saturday?