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Urban Meyer: We make a big deal of it around here

One day after defeating Tennessee 31-17 on the road in Neyland Stadium, Urban Meyer credited the Gators’ toughness.

Florida limited Tennessee to 29 yards rushing and 2 of 15 third-down conversions.

Meyer said, "On the road -- we make a big deal of it around here -- you have to bring your toughness. You have to be able to run the football. You have to bring great defense and then your kicking game has to be the difference maker.”

"You look at the road wins we've had around here, against good teams, it's because our defense comes through, our kicking game has some play or consistency where we turn the game around. But the ultimate thing, are you a tough team or not a tough team? If that was not a tough team or prepared team or trained team, we would have gave in in that third or fourth quarter, and the opposite happened."

"It was a great day for the Gators.”

Florida hosts Kentucky this Saturday night. Meyer added, “We may have to scratch, fight and claw for every win."

Kick-off is set for 7:00 pm EST in Gainesville.