GAINESVILLE -- To shut down Vanderbilt on Saturday, Florida defensive coordinator Dan Quinn said his focus will be on stopping Commodores wide receiver Jordan Matthews and running back Zac Stacy.
Matthews, a junior, leads the Southeastern Conference in receptions with 35 for 486 yards and two touchdowns; and Stacy, a senior, has 413 yards on 75 carries and three touchdowns, including a long of 86 yards.
“When you look at their team, you say, ‘What do we have to do well in this game?’ ” Quinn said. “Well, we certainly know they’ve targeted [Matthews] a lot, and he’s a guy they’re going to try to get the ball. Same with [Stacy]. The guy is a physical, tough runner. Those two stand out to me on their offense.”
Matthews had nine catches for 170 yards and a touchdown against Florida last season. Stacy did not fare as well, rushing for 49 yards on 13 carries.
• The Gators hope to have linebacker Jelani Jenkins back Saturday.