With Kentucky the opponent on Saturday, Florida will seek to become the first team to have an 18-0 record in Southeastern Conference regular-season play.
“I’m really just focused on this game and hopefully going into the history books as a team that can go 18-0 in conference,” Patric Young said before the Gators won at South Carolina on Tuesday. “That’s our goal right now, so we’re just worried about South Carolina right now and just trying to make this the best year possible with this team we have, with this team that will never be together again ever.”
Florida Coach Billy Donovan acknowledged the historic implications of the regular season’s final two games for his senior-laden team.
“These guys putting their footprints on our program is a good thing,” he said. “They’ve been a part of three out of four SEC championships, these seniors. This group of guys has won more regular-season games than any team in the history of this program, and there’s been some good teams here.”
No team other than Kentucky has gone unbeaten in SEC regular-season play since Alabama went 14-0 in 1955-56.
Since then, Kentucky went 16-0 in SEC play in 1995-96, 2002-03 and 2011-12.