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Cats Look To Snap Decades Long Streak To Gators

The Kentucky Wildcats will try to make history tonight in Gainesville while the Florida Gators hope to avoid a monumental upset.

Not a single Kentucky player taking the field tonight remembers the last time UK beat Florida in football because it hasn't happened in their lifetimes.

But a streak-busting triumph in the second year of the Mark Stoops era would return the Kentucky program to respectability.

Florida has a lopsided victory in the books and a measuring-stick matchup on the horizon.

So playing Kentucky could be a trap game for the Gators.

Florida (1-0) has won 27 in a row against the Wildcats, the longest active streak in an uninterrupted series in major college football. Since no current Florida player has experienced losing to Kentucky — not even during last season's 4-8 debacle — the Gators seemingly have reason to overlook the Wildcats heading into Saturday night's Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.

Throw in that Florida might still be basking in its 65-0 drubbing of Eastern Michigan and has a road trip to Alabama looming, and it might be the perfect time for Kentucky (2-0) to end the drought.

The Gators insist it won't happen.

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