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Florida trying to find balance against Arkansas

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's offense has been fairly lopsided this season.

The top-ranked Gators have nearly twice as many runs (223) as passes (114) and have looked more like a throwback than a trendsetter in the Southeastern Conference.

All the reasons, excuses and theories for it could fill a playbook.

But the bottom line is coach Urban Meyer wants to be more balanced and believes Tim Tebow will have to throw to win games this season. It might even happen Saturday when the Gators host Arkansas.

The Razorbacks rank last in the conference in total defense, allowing nearly 399 yards a game, and have been downright dreadful against the pass. They have surrendered more than 250 yards a game through the air, ranking 100th in the nation in pass defense.

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