No. 25 Florida (1-0) is seeking its 32nd consecutive victory against Kentucky (1-0) when the teams open Southeastern Conference play in the Swamp on Saturday. It's the longest active streak in an uninterrupted series and the fourth-longest in NCAA history.
If Florida wins, the streak would be tied for third-longest in college football, matching Oklahoma's run against Kansas State (1937-68). The only ones longer: Notre Dame over Navy (43 straight between 1964 and 2002) and Nebraska over Kansas (36 in a row between 1969 and 2004). Kentucky hasn't beaten Florida since 1986 and hasn't won in Gainesville since 1979.
"I imagine, someday, the streak will be broken," said Mullen, who lost once in nine games against the Cats during his Mississippi State tenure. "That's just the nature of sports, right? ... I'm confident. We want to go win the game. To me, I want to win the game because it's our SEC opener for this season. That's got to be the whole focus and not worry about anything else.
UK vs UF kicks off at 7:30pm tonight and every gaator near and far will look to see if the gators handle the wildcats.