Game Day: Florida at Vanderbilt, noon (ESPN)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Earlier this season, the longest-running winning streak by one FBS program over another came to a crashing halt when Kentucky stopped its 31-game skid against Florida with an upset win at Gainesville. It was an historically dark day for the Gators, but they have since answered with four straight wins, while the Wildcats have proven a formidable player in the Southeastern Conference East Division.
There was once a time, not so long ago, that Florida enjoyed a considerably lengthy domination of Vanderbilt, another SEC East foe. The Gators had a run of 22 straight wins in the series when the Commodores came to town in 2013 and left with a 34-17 road win, an outcome that was part of a seven-game UF death spiral that ended with the team’s first losing record since 1979.
As it hopes to do with Kentucky next season, Florida already has begun a new streak against Vandy, which is a trend that must continue if the program is to return to its status as an annual conference contender. In addition to four straight wins in the UF-VU series, the Gators (5-1, 3-1) have strung together four consecutive wins since that record-breaking loss against