Defense, Richardson power Gators past FSU and into bowl eligibility

Defense, Richardson power Gators past FSU and into bowl eligibility
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More than the quarterback selections, play-calling and the missed tackles, the biggest criticism of Florida’s disappointing season was its lack of intensity. Opposing coaches called the Gators soft and the Gators looked disinterested and uninspired throughout much of the 2021 campaign. Unsportsmanlike conduct flags flew like confetti in a fiery first half, Dameon Pierce finished a dominant run with a helmetless lunge for the endzone, and the Gators outwilled FSU through a sloppy, defensive start to claim their third-straight victory over the Seminoles and secure bowl eligibility.