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Vanderbilt, Florida Trying To Close In On Bowl

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Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin walks the sidelines during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Texas A&M, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith) Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin walks the sidelines during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Texas A&M, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
Florida head coach Will Muschamp holds his hand on his head as he watches the final moments of an NCAA college football game against Georgia in Jacksonville, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Georgia won the game 23-20. (AP Photo/John Raoux) Florida head coach Will Muschamp holds his hand on his head as he watches the final moments of an NCAA college football game against Georgia in Jacksonville, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Georgia won the game 23-20. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The main goal is gone. Winning the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division is on hold again.

All they have to play for in November is bowl eligibility.

The Vanderbilt Commodores are familiar with the feeling. The Florida Gators are getting a good handle on it, too.

Coach Will Muschamp's team is struggling to get to six wins for the second time in three seasons, a position the powerhouse program has rarely been in over the last four decades.

A slew of injuries, many to key starters, has Florida (4-4, 3-3 SEC) there now.

It also leaves Vanderbilt (4-4, 1-4) with arguably its best chance in years to get a victory in one of college football's most lopsided series Saturday.

The Gators have won 22 in a row against the Commodores.

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