Sep 15, 2012; Knoxville, TN, USA; Florida Gators running back Mike Gillislee (23) runs the ball against the Tennessee Volunteers during the second half at Neyland Stadium. Florida won by a score of 37 to 20. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-US PRESSWIRE

Kentucky Vs. Florida: Gators Look To Continue Roll Against Wildcats

The Florida Gators play host to the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday. The game is scheduled for a 12:21 p.m. kick off from Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

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Kentucky Vs. Florida 2012: TV Schedule, Game Time, Spread And More

Florida is looking to improve to 3-0 on the year as they host Kentucky.

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Jelani Jenkins Injury: Gators LB Recovering Well

University of Florida junior linebacker Jelani Jenkins is recovering well from a fractured right thumb, according to head coach Will Muschamp. Jenkins suffered the injury in the Gators' 20-17 win over Texas A&M on Sept. 8

Already ruled out of Saturday's game against Kentucky, Florida will have a bye next week, which has left Muschamp optimistic about Jenkins potentially returning on Oct. 6 when the team hosts No. 2 ranked LSU. His comments via Jacksonville.com:

"They told me yesterday he went to the doctor and they changed his cast," Muschamp said. "In eight days, they are going to pull the pin out of there and take another look at it. But, he's going to start lifting and running today as far as getting back in the swing of things and getting his body back."

Jenkins has made 25 career starts while at Florida.

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Gators Trying To Make It 26 In A Row Over Kentucky

The Florida Gators are looking to keep the longest winning streak in college football going this weekend when they host the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday. The Gators have taken 25 straight games in the series, and haven't lost since 1986. Speaking to the Florida Times-Union, head coach Will Muschamp was quick to downplay the significance of the streak, saying that "none of those wins or losses have anything to do with 12:21 [p.m.] on Saturday. Zero."

Kentucky managed to snap Tennessee's 26 game winning streak over the Wildcats in 2011. The 23.5 point favorite Gators, however, will likely present a bigger challenge.

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Kentucky Vs. Florida: Gators Know Better Than To Be Overconfident

Last year, the Florida Gators needed only a win over FCS school Furman to become bowl eligible -- and nearly blew it. The Gainesville Sun says that game has served as motivation when the team is in line for a letdown, as could be the case when the No. 17 Gators face the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday.

Despite the fact Florida is coming of back-to-back road SEC wins and that it's beaten Kentucky 25 straight times, the Gators know better than to look past this week's opponent. Against Furman in 2011, the Gators fell behind 22-7 before storming back to win. That game keeps the 2012 version of the Gators in line:

"Look at last year," senior safety Josh Evans said. "We kind of looked past Furman, and they came out a great team in the first half. That's something we've definitely been talking about. Staying focused. We're not taking Kentucky lightly.

"They're another SEC opponent and we've got to get past them to even think forward. It's not about LSU (in two-and-a-half weeks). It's about Kentucky this week. We're not looking past them at all. It's the SEC, and any given Saturday, somebody can go down."

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Kentucky Vs. Florida Odds: Gators Favored Big Over Wildcats

The Florida Gators and Kentucky Wildcats are moving in two different directions as their Saturday matchup approaches, and the odds reflect as much.

Florida is a 23.5 favorite on Odds Shark a day before their game with Kentucky. The Wildcats are coming off an upset loss to in-state opponent Western Kentucky while the Gators are fresh off a huge road win over rival Tennessee.

The Gators are favored by even more across other sites: They're favored by exactly 24 on Five Dimes and Sportsbook.com and 24.5 on Bovada and Top Bet. The over/under is set around 53.

Saturday's game kicks off at 12:21 ET and can be seen on SEC Network and ESPN3.com.

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Florida Gators Defense Improving In The Right Areas

The Florida Gators have shown key improvements on the defensive side of the ball this season, especially when it comes to pressuring the quarterback, forcing turnovers and closing out games, according to a report in The Gainesville Sun which quoted Defensive Coordinator Dan Quinn:

For us, it's been kind of part of the plan to build some depth and be able to have more of a rotation where we could go longer into the games and feel like at the end of the games, we could still have a chance to affect the quarterback. That was one thing we really wanted to address and it's been a big emphasis for us. We'll continue to do that.

Florida, which is off to a perfect 3-0 start and hosts Kentucky on Saturday, has held opponents scoreless in the fourth quarter this season and is allowing just 17 points against per game. The Gators also boast a plus-three turnover margin and have picked up five sacks.

I think it's certainly a factor," Quinn told The Sun. "Every time you can go out there and know that at the end of the game you need to have some people that are fresh and able to go rush the quarterback. I think it's an important thing that can be overlooked.

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Kentucky Vs. Florida: Gators Coach Will Muschamp Wants More From Solomon Patton

Florida Gator head coach Will Muschamp is looking for increased production from receiver Solomon Patton. The junior from Alabama has one catch for 17 receiving yards this season. He also has 71 rushing yards on seven carries. Muschamp highlighted Patton's athleticism in the lead up to this Saturday's game against Kentucky.

"Solomon's a guy that, let's utilize the situation, let's put the ball in his hands and give him some opportunities and some touches because of his electric speed," Muschamp told the Press-Register of Mobile. "I mean, he can really run. He's a guy who I think we've utilized what he does well. We've used him in some situations where he can be successful."

Patton's career at Florida has been relatively quiet so far. He recorded four catches for 27 yards in 2010, and three catches for 35 yards in 2011. He's played well on special teams throughout his career as both a return and coverage specialist.

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Kentucky Vs. Florida: Gators OC Brent Pease Might Try To Hang 50 On Wildcats

With the Florida Gators offense producing over 500 yards in a Week 3 win over Tennessee, expectations are high that the Gators will run roughshod over a 1-2 Kentucky squad this Saturday. Florida offensive coordinator Brent Pease might have extra motivation to do just that, following some smack talk from former Wildcat quarterback Jared Lorenzen. Pease coached Lorenzen at Kentucky, and Lorenzen blasted Pease on Twitter after Pease took the Florida job.

"I coached Jared," Pease told the Ocala Gator Club this summer. "Jared is one of those guys that was talking trash when I took this job. So that's good for about two extra launch plays, trying to get to 50 points on those guys when they come to campus."

Kentucky comes to Gainesville off an overtime loss to in-state rival Western Kentucky. The Wildcats gave up 125 rushing yards and three touchdowns to Hilltopper running back Antonio Andrews in that game. The Kentucky defense will likely face a much stiffer test against the Gators.

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College Football Rankings: Florida Moves Up In Week 4 BlogPoll

The Florida Gators moved up four spots in the SB Nation BlogPoll after their 37-20 victory over the Tennessee Volunteers. The Gators are ranked No. 13. Four SEC opponents are ranked higher.

The Alabama Crimson Tide are No. 1, the LSU Tigers are No. 2, the Georgia Bulldogs are No. 4 and the South Carolina Gamecocks at No. 9. The Oregon Ducks at No. 3 and the Florida St. Seminoles at No. 5 round out the top five.

The biggest riser in the BlogPoll is the Stanford Cardinal, rising 14 spots to No. 8 after their victory against the USC Trojans. The Trojans took a big drop, falling from No. 3 to No. 16. The largest fall of the week came from the Michigan St. Spartans after their loss to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, falling from No. 8 to No. 22.

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Dominique Easley Injury: Gators DE's Knee Should Be Fine

Florida Gators defensive end Dominique Easley should be able to play against the Kentucky Wildcats in their second SEC matchup of the season this weekend. It was initially thought that Easley had re-injured his left knee in last weekend's 37-20 victory over the Tennessee Volunteers, the same knee in which he tore his ACL last season.

But according to The Palm Beach Post blog, Gator Bytes, Florida head coach Will Muschamp said the injury was actually to Easely's right knee and that he should be good to go on Saturday:

After the game, coach Will Muschamp believed there was no issue. He said the training staff already informed him that Easley was "fine" and that it was actually his right knee.

"He tweaked his knee a little bit, but it's not the injured knee," Muschamp said.

Easley, a junior, has been a solid starter on defense for the Gators. As a sophomore, he started all 12 games at defensive tackle in 2011 before tearing his ACL against the Florida State Seminoles. Over his career, the 6'2, 280-pound Easley has 42 tackles, 7.5 tackles for a loss, 1.5 sacks and a blocked punt.

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Kentucky Vs. Florida: Gators Look To Continue Roll Against Wildcats

The Florida Gators play host to the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday. The game is scheduled for a 12:21 p.m. kick off from Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

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