Turnover Margin, Running Game Lead to Gator Resurgence in 2012
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Will Muschamp knew 113th in the country in turnover margin wouldn't win many ballgames, evident after a sub-par 2011 season.
But one year removed from that 7-6 finish, the Florida Gators have turned their program around by protecting the ball and creating opportunities on defense.
Florida ranks tied for 5th in the nation in turnover margin (+1.42) and has used a bruising downhill running attack to smash opponents in the mouth, including an impressive 37-26 victory over FSU.
The Gators moved to 12-0 under Muschamp when rushing for over 150 yards, totalling 241 against the Seminoles on their way to an 11-1 regular season finish.
It's the fifth time in school history the Gators earned that record in the regular season.
Florida will not play for the national championship, but are widely believed to get an invite to the Sugar Bowl as a BCS at-large team.
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