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Saturday Selections: Florida-Kentucky thread

Sooo, I'm not in Lexington, KY today. I was going to go -- then not -- and ultimately was given the weekend off. 

But we can't have a gameday without picks, thoughts, etc, right? 

First, ICYMI: My advance for tonight's game (7:00 p.m., ESPNU) detailing an anxious Tyler Murphy and his first career start.

A tease...

GAINESVILLE -- Tyler Murphy will make his first-career start Saturday at Kentucky.

Déjà vu anyone?

Exactly 10 years ago, former Gators quarterback Chris Leak — then a wide-eyed freshman — made his first career start in Commonwealth Stadium and delivered a marquee fourth-quarter performance.

Florida (2-1, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) rallied from a 21-3 deficit to win 24-21 — its largest road comeback in school history.

Murphy, a redshirt junior, hopes his first start doesn’t come down to a frenetic finish, but he’s excited either way.

“I’ll have butterflies,” he said. “I’ll be anxious, but you know, I’ll get out there and maybe complete my first pass. Once I get hit, I think I’ll be fine. I don’t think it will be as bad as it was this [past] week.”

Now onto the Saturday Selections.
PICKS

Tough week. I went a pedestrian 3-3 -- but with two brutal losses.

As I jokingly tweeted:

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A late Tennessee touchdown screwed up Florida’s cover and the under (which I suggested taking).

Insane.

Anyways, on to another weekend. 

Scoreboard: 16-9 ATS, 1-2 selecting Florida games

This week's six-pack:

South Carolina (-7) at Central Florida

West Virginia (+23.5) vs. Oklahoma State

Georgia (-3) vs. LSU

Washington (-7) vs. Arizona

Texas A&M (-3.5) at Arkansas

And finally, Kentucky (-13.5) vs. Florida. I’d prefer to cheat again and lay the under (-46). The Gators are a battered bunch. I believe they’ll win -- and they must if they’re going to somehow salvage a season decimated by injuries -- but it promises to be another ugly, ugly game. Maybe it will be no Driskel, no Easley, no problem. We’ll see. I have my doubts.

Enjoy the game, everybody. 

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There was a fan on that was already biting her nails and looking worried. Like its the last play of the game. Lol!

Nice tackle by dumbar.lmao

Wow, you actually got quiet for once. LOSER!!!!!

I see this team going 7-5 with a bowl loss.
Georgia loss
Carolina loss
Lsu loss
Fsu loss
Could be worse
Arkansas loss anda tight game with georgia southern.

Western kentucky scored 35 on kentucky and all yall could manage was 24?your offense still sucks.

Like what Murph did in the game, very efficient. Save for that INT he was almost perfect. I see the offense playing a lot better with Murph at QB, and I see lots of upside as he continues to develop.
The O line is back together for the first time this season and Jones had his best game so far.
Arkansas is a better team than UK so the competition starts to heat up a bit and gives Murph time to gradually get better.
The defense played very well in the absence of Easley and should continue to be the strength of this team.
The road to Atlanta continues at home next week, go get them hogs. Go Gators!!

Last laugh, the laugh's on you stupid. That awful offense posted 400 yards on you and would have been more if TM was under center. JD was the best thing that's happened to Ur overrated team. FSU beat down looms. Giving up 400 yards to Driskell imagine what FSU's JW is going to do to you.

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