Florida vs. Vanderbilt 2012 preview: Gators go for 6-0 against Commodores

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The Florida Gators look to improve their record to 6-0 when they face the Vanderbilt Commodores on Saturday.

The No. 4 Florida Gators look to continue their run through SEC opponents and maintain their undefeated record when they face Vanderbilt on Saturday. Along with No. 3 South Carolina, the Gators are only one of two teams in the East Division with an undefeated record and sitting at 4-0 in their SEC schedule.

Florida holds victories over SEC newcomer Texas A&M, Tennessee, Kentucky and LSU. The only non-conference win for the Gators was against Bowling Green in the season opener.

Florida's defense is allowing just 11 points a game from its opponents, while Vanderbilt is allowing just over 20 points a game to its opponents. Vanderbilt is 2-3 on the season with a 1-2 SEC record.

The Gators moved up to No. 4 in the AP poll and No. 6 in the USA Today/Coaches poll. The No. 4 ranking is the highest since the 2010 preseason poll (ranked No. 4), and is its highest regular-season ranking since the 2009 season when it ranked No. 1 after the regular season.

When these teams met in 2011, the Gators won 26-21 on Homecoming, which snapped a four-game losing streak.

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