GAINESVILLE -- Coach Will Muschamp said Monday that wide receiver Quinton Dunbar continues to improve.
The redshirt sophomore from Booker T. Washington caught his first touchdown of the season in Saturday’s win over Kentucky. It was an impressive catch in traffic, and Dunbar had to elevate over two defenders to grab the ball for the score.
“It was a good catch, and it was a catch over the middle, which was something he needed to do,” Muschamp said. “He needs to go across the middle and understand that ball is in the air and to go make that play. I was very happy for him. He’s a guy that’s been a very unselfish guy this year.”
With his downfield blocking, Dunbar has been critical in the Gators’ success running the ball this season. He also provided a crucial block that sprung receiver Frankie Hammond for the game-winning touchdown against Tennessee on Sept. 15.
“He really worked hard in the blocking aspect of it and being a total receiver,” Muschamp said. “A lot of our receivers have finally figured out the better we’re able to run the ball, the more opportunities it creates for them vertically down the field.”
Prepping for LSU
While players won’t work on No. 3 LSU until Thursday’s practice, Muschamp said the coaching staff began preparing for the Tigers on Sunday night. That process continued Monday morning before Muschamp met with the media, and he said he is impressed with what he sees on tape.
“Typical LSU: physical, tough,” Muschamp said. “Recruited extremely well, they do a good job of developing their players. They have a physical style of play, which you appreciate as a coach.”
The game is set for Oct. 6 at 3:30 p.m. on CBS, marking the seventh time in the last eight years the matchup has been a selection for CBS’ 3:30 p.m. feature game.