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McCray alright with defense carrying the load

The 8-1 record is a sign of the progress made in Gainesville this season, but it wouldn't be possible without the defense. The Florida offense has sputtered in recent weeks but hasn't been able to match the production of the defense. Even if the talent and execution on offense were better, matching the defense would be tough to do. The Gators are top five nationally in total defense this year.

"Every team I've played on ever since little league, our coach always told me defense wins championships, offense just entertains," Lerentee McCray said. "That's just kind of been a compliment that I've been living with. That's what I've been playing with my whole career, so it's always going to be like that." The Gators are the 17th in the country in pass defense and 10th in rushing defense...

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