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Florida won't schedule FCS opponents in future

Georgia Southern ran for 429 yard in their 26-20 against Florida last season. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin) Georgia Southern ran for 429 yards in their 26-20 upset victory over Florida last season. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)

Florida head coach Will Muschamp said Tuesday that the school won't play any opponents from the Football Championship Subdivision in the future.

Muschamp's reasoning is that the fans want to see a better quality opponent. The Gators' only FCS opponent next season is Eastern Kentucky, who will travel to Gainesville on Nov. 22.

Florida played one FCS opponent last season, Georgia Southern, and lost 26-20 at home on Nov. 23. Georgia Southern, which moves to the FBS this season, ran for 429 yards and didn't complete a pass in the victory.

There were sixteen times last season when an FCS team defeated a team from the Football Bowl Subdivision, including Eastern Washington's 49-46 victory over Oregon State, which was the third time in history that an AP Top 25 team was beaten by an FCS team.

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