Florida's bright future, with nod to past

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- West Virginia and Baylor score 19 touchdowns in one 60-minute game and the nation goes weak at the knees. Arizona and Stanford get to overtime Saturday after combining for 13 touchdowns.

It's exciting. It's breathtaking. And it ain't happening anywhere near the Southeastern Conference.

The Big 12 and the Pac-12 may be playing the football of the future. The SEC remains warm and snuggy in the past. No. 10 Florida's 14-6 defeat of No. 4 LSU, the Tigers' first regular-season loss in two years, was so old-school that I think Keith Jackson did the play-by-play.

"That was typical 1980 SEC right there today," Gators head coach Will Muschamp said after the game.

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