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‘Outcoached and outplayed'

NEW ORLEANS — The stage was set for No. 3 Florida to ride a Sugar Bowl win into the offseason. The opportunity to take the momentum into next season was there. And then Wednesday night happened. The Gators suffered letdowns to start each half of the game while falling into a rut they couldn't come out of after giving Louisville a defensive touchdown to start the first quarter.

"Got outcoached and outplayed," Florida head coach Will Muschamp said after the 33-23 loss. "That's what I told the football team. That's the bottom line. It's unfortunate they score on the first play of the game and that kind of sets the momentum against us. Guys continued to play hard and just didn't get some of the things done we wanted to accomplished in the game. "We got behind the eight...

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