Ben Hill Griffin Stadium is going to be rocking on Saturday afternoon when the LSU Tigers visit the Florida Gators for a huge matchup. This game is not only a massive tilt in the SEC but also on the National scene. The Tigers bring an undefeated team and a lofty #5 ranking into the Swamp while the Gators are back in the AP Top 25 for the first time since a loss to Kentucky the second game of the season.
LSU Head Coach Ed Orgeron was a trendy pick for the hot seat during all the preseason talks. How did he respond? He took the LSU Tigers and soundly beat media darling Miami Hurricanes at a neutral site and then followed that up with a win over top-ten Auburn. This team is bubbling with confidence and hopes to cruise to a 6-0 start for the first time since 2015.
The Florida Gators are led by new head man Dan Mullen, former Offensive Coordinator that led them to national glory twice in the Urban Meyer era. He brings a new optimism for a long dormant offense that has all of the talent needed but has sorely lacked the development required to make a competitive team. Many wrote off the Gators after dropping an early game to Kentucky but the Wildcats are still undefeated and that loss is looking better each week. The Gators defense has really cranked up the heat and lead the FBS in takeaways.
Surprisingly, LSU and its #5 ranking is only a 2-pt favorite over the florida Gators. The Swamp doesn’t strike fear into the hearts of the competition like it used to but is still a formidable place to play. The formula is calling for a 20-13 win for Florida, dashing the hopes for an undefeated season in Baton Rouge!