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Bleak: Florida by the numbers

GAINESVILLE -- Florida’s season mercifully ended following Saturday’s 37-7 whooping at the hands of archrival Florida State. The Gators ended the season on a seven-game losing streak. Here’s Florida’s 2013 statistical finish. Note: All rankings are national.

OFFENSE 

* No. 112 scoring offense (18.8 points per game). From the power five conferences, only Wake Forest, Kansas and Purdue finished behind UF.

* Florida State (84) scored 57 more touchdowns than Florida (27). 

* No. 114 total offense (316.7 yards per game) 

* No. 110 yards per play (4.79). Florida was the only Southeastern Conference offense to average less than five yards a play.

* No. 87 rushing yards (144.58 ypg). Florida’s 3.63 yards per carry ranked No. 100 in the country. 

* No. 82 sacks allowed (27). 

* No. 78 third down conversion rate (38.73 percent).

* No. 114 scrimmage plays 10+ yards (131). Oregon led the country with 251. 

* No. 121 red zone efficiency (69.77 percent).

DEFENSE

* No. 19 scoring defense (21.1 ppg). Florida was the SEC’s fourth-best scoring defense.

* No. 10 total defense (314.3 ypg). The Gators played the seventh-fewest defensive snaps in the nation.

* No. 34 rushing defense (142.42 ypg). However, Florida’s 4.35 ypr ranked No. 74. 

* No. 8 passing defense (171.8 ypg). Florida allowed just nine passing touchdowns -- third-fewest nationally. 

* No. 91 sacks (19).

* No. 102 tackles for loss (61). Clemson topped the country with 113.

* No. 21 opponent third down conversion rate (34 percent).

MISC. 

* No. 4 time of possession (33:49 mpg).

* No. 103 penalty yardage per game (59.3).  UF finished last in the SEC for the third consecutive season.

* No. 71 turnover margin (-2). After forcing 35 turnovers in 2012, the Gators tallied just 18 takeaways this season.

* No. 117 field goal rate (12-of-22, 54.5 percent). UF’s 10 missed kicks is tied for third-worst in the country. 

And you wonder how Florida went 4-8?

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