Florida was minus-12 in turnover margin last season, giving up the ball 26 times and forcing only 14. Florida is plus-17 this season. That's a turnaround of 29 turnovers, and a huge reason why the Gators improved from 7-6 to 11-1.
Limiting LSU's success on the ground is Florida's top priority on defense and getting linebacker Jelani Jenkins back - provided he's cleared to play with a cast on his fractured right thumb - will help.
While Florida has yet to capitalize in 2012 on its dazzling tradition of blocking kicks and special teams prowess, hot-seat occupier Joker Phillips and Kentucky are bracing for the worst and hoping for the best.