LSU vs. Florida Fearless Prediction & Game Preview
Check out the LSU vs. Florida fearless prediction and game preview.
LSU (3-2) vs. Florida (3-1) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, October 7th
Game Time: 3:30 pm ET
Venue: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, FL
This is the game that was supposed to be played in Baton Rouge this season, before hurricane issues resulted in the chances last year that led to the switching of venues.
And not playing at home might not be a bad thing for LSU right now.
Getting blown away by Mississippi State on the road a few weeks ago was bad enough, but to clunk at home to Troy? Now at 3-2, LSU’s season – and the Ed Orgeron era – desperately needs something positive to turn the momentum around. But with three of the next four games on the road – including a date at Alabama, this is the start of a rough run.
On the other side is Florida, who keeps on being Florida.
Big scandal? Whatever. Lose some of the top playmaking skill guys? Okay. Come really, really close to being 0-3 before last week’s game against Vanderbilt? Yup.
But at 3-0 in the SEC, everything is set up for yet another run to the SEC East title – as ugly as it might be.
This is the second of three straight home games – with Texas A&M next week – before the showdown against Georgia.
Win this, keep LSU down, and at 4-0 in the SEC, it would be great to be a Florida Gator.
But LSU is still loaded and good enough to pull this off and get back into the SEC race.
One Reason Why LSU Will Win
The Florida offense is still an issue.
Feleipe Franks was terrific against Vanderbilt – completing 10-of-14 passes for 185 yards thrown into the game – but there was a reason he was benched for Luke Del Rio. With Del Rio out for the season, now Franks has to keep the offense moving.
That might be a problem if LSU can find a way to keep getting into the backfield.
The Tigers managed just one sack against Mississippi State, but they came up with three sacks or more in the other four games and have to put the pressure on.
Let Franks get time to work, and there are problems. Make him rush and run, and then take your chances with the ultra-athletic linebacking corps to keep him under wraps.
This is a pride game – you really think LSU is going to go out quietly?
One Reason Why Florida Will Win
LSU is a mess.
That wasn’t a fluke. Troy is okay, but it’s more about LSU not having its stuff together with injures and inconsistencies taking over.
Star RB Derrius Guice was out against the Trojans, two freshman started on the line, and the defense was missing a few key parts.
Florida might not be amazing, but it has its formula down, and now the power running game appears to be working.
Troy’s Jordan Chunn tore off 191 yards and a score on the Tigers. Florida only had a few big runs against Vandy, but it controlled the game and took the pressure off Franks and Del Rio by grinding out the O with Malik Davis and Lamical Perine.
With a defense that’s dominating on third downs, and as long as the running game is working, Florida should be able to make it ugly at home. It seems to do just fine lately at finding a way to get the job done.
What’s Going To Happen
LSU will be better.
It’ll play inspired after last week’s embarrassment, the defense will swarm all over Franks, and there will be times when nothing works for the Gator attack.
But Florida will win anyway.
The Gator secondary will be a rock, the defensive front will own the wounded LSU O line, and it’ll be yet another hard-fought uggo that will look just fine for Florida in the standings.
LSU vs. Florida Prediction
Florida 24, LSU 20
Florida -3.5, o/u: 46.5
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