Florida Football: 3 reasons the Gators could make playoff in 2021

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1. Favorable late-season schedule

When you look at Florida’s schedule, it’s unlike the 2020 slate in which they ended the season with Kentucky, Tennessee, and LSU. That doesn’t exactly sound like murderer’s row, but that’s trap game after trap game after trap game — and the final trap game actually tripped the Gators up.

This season, the Gators will travel to South Carolina, host Samford, head to Missouri, and then end the year with a home game against Florida State. That could be the perfect way to end a playoff-type season, especially if they come out of the first two months with just one loss — between Alabama, LSU, and Georgia.

Heck, even with two losses, the Gators could get into the playoff as long as they win their division and take home the SEC title. They just have to finish the season on a high note and I don’t see them dropping a game in the final month of the year.

Playoff teams each year finish the season on win streaks and let’s say Florida beats Georgia and LSU, there’s a good chance the Gators are winners of nine straight after a 2-1 start.

That will get them into the playoff.

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