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Defense does it

The Gators insisted they had a good defense and proved it against OSU

Updated: January 2, 2012, 8:14 PM ET
By Michael DiRocco | GatorNation

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Florida's defense was statistically pretty good this season.

The Gators ranked in the top 25 nationally in scoring defense, passing defense, and total defense. They were second nationally in third-down defense.

But Florida had compiled those numbers while going 6-6, including 0-4 in an October that included the two teams that will be playing in the BCS National Championship Game later this week. So how much did those stats and rankings really mean?

That's ...

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