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Chauncey Gardner-Johnson says winning streak over UK will extend

Talking trash to Benny Snell and the Wildcats did not turn out well last week. The Gators have provided some more bulletin board material for Saturday.

NCAA Football: Charleston Southern at Florida Glenn Beil-USA TODAY Sports

It is one thing to talk trash about an opponent or make threats you hope you can back up on the field, but guaranteeing victory is a different story entirely.

That’s exactly what Florida Gators defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson did on Monday.

Gardner-Johnson is coming off of a big game on Saturday, finishing Florida’s 53-6 victory over Charleston Southern with a team high five tackles and two sacks. He was second on the team a year ago with 58 tackles to go with one sack and two interceptions.

However, he struggled mightily at times in terms of missing tackles.

Yes, Florida has beaten the Kentucky Wildcats an inexplicable 31 years in a row. That means many Kentucky fans cannot even remember a victory over the Gators. Last season was especially painful given the fact that the Wildcats were in a position to win the game on multiple occasions.

Going into Week 1, Central Michigan running back Jonathan Ward talked as if he was not impressed with or worried about Benny Snell. A potentially ill Snell responded with 125 yards and two scores on 20 carries.

Snell and the Wildcats would love nothing more than to shut up the Gators and end the streak in The Swamp on Saturday. Florida gave up 222 rushing yards to Charleston Southern in their last game, a statistic that must have Snell and AJ Rose excited for the opportunity to run all over the Gators.

However, many of those yards came after Florida was already in complete control late in the first half and into the second half, so they won’t come as easy for Kentucky if this is a four-quarter game.

Will the Wildcats respond and make another opponent regret opening his mouth? We will find out Saturday at 7:30 p.m. when the Gators and Wildcats kick-off on the SEC Network.