Here's who stood out in Florida's 30-10 victory against Arkansas on Saturday night in the Swamp.
WR Solomon Patton: Patton had six receptions for 124 yards and two touchdowns against Arkansas. “If he gets a step, he’s a hard guy to catch,” Florida coach Will Muschamp said. “He’s catching the ball extremely well. He’s a slippery guy. One missed tackle and it could be the distance.” Patton went the distance on 51- and 38-yard touchdown receptions.
The defense: In the suddenly WAC-like SEC, Florida’s defense is playing like, well, SEC defenses used to play. The Gators held Arkansas to 10 points and have allowed fewer than 20 points in 12 consecutive SEC games, the league’s longest current streak. The next longest? That would be Alabama, with one game.
QB Tyler Murphy: In only his second start, Murphy completed 16 of 22 passes for 240 yards and three touchdowns. In his two starts, he’s completed 31 of 40 passes (78 percent). “When he starts moving and scrambling, you have to match the routes and that’s very difficult to do,” Muschamp said. “You can’t ever account for that and that’s something that he does a very good job of -- we’ve become a very good scramble team with Murphy.”