GAINESVILLE, Fla. If you were at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium that day last November, you know exactly what Gators cornerback Jaylen Watkins spoke of Monday.
Florida had completed the SEC portion of its schedule the previous week with a loss at South Carolina. The Gators returned home to host Furman, their final game before the annual regular-season finale against Florida State.
A sleepy vibe hung over the not-quite-full Swamp that Saturday afternoon.
"We didn't play to the level that we wanted to play," Watkins said of Florida's 54-32 win. "We know that any team can come in here and not going to lay down their hats for us.
Before the game was 10 minutes old, Furman led 15-0. The Paladins led 22-7 at the end of the first quarter. Twitter was abuzz. Could the Gators really lose at home to a lower-division team?
The answer turned into an emphatic no as Florida stormed back with 20 points in the second quarter and then fought off the Paladins the rest of the wa...