LSU vs. Florida fearless prediction and game preview.
LSU vs Florida Broadcast
Date: Saturday, October 12
Game Time: 8:00 ET
Venue: Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA
LSU (5-0) vs. Florida (6-0) Game Preview
Why Florida Will Win
The pressure is all on the other side of the field.
That might not be entirely true, but realistically, all Florida had to do was get a split between the West showdowns against Auburn and LSU, and it got one. It’s almost certainly going to have to beat Georgia no matter what to get to the SEC Championship, and now it has the buffer.
When it comes to the SEC title and a possible run to the College Football Playoff, it’s playing with about as much house money right now as an SEC team in its position can have.
Oh yeah, and LSU hasn’t played a defense yet this year.
This whole Joe Burrow-mania thing has been fun and all, but he and the LSU passing game are ripping through some giant bags of whatever – and that includes the banged up and generally absent Texas secondary.
Florida has had its own share of injuries and problems, but it got back a slew of key pieces last week, and it showed against ol’ Bo Nix and an Auburn passing game that couldn’t seem to do much of anything right.
Burrow has been careful with the ball, but Florida’s defense leads the nation in takeaways, and when it’s on, it has the SEC’s best pass rush.
Now you’re going to see what happens when No. 9 gets knocked around a bit and doesn’t have time to let all those deep plays happen. However …
Why LSU Will Win
Is Kyle Trask okay?
The Gator quarterback got through the Auburn game alive, but he suffered a slight knee injury along the way. He threw for 234 yards and two touchdowns with no picks, but he had a big, BIG problem with fumbles. Not exactly the most mobile of cats to begin with, no the LSU defensive front that’s okay at getting to the quarterback can pin its ears back.
Offensively, Burrow might have a few more problems than normal against a real, live secondary, but as long as he’s moving the chains, the Tiger offense will be doing its job.
LSU has been killing everyone on home runs – it has the receivers to do that with there top eight targets all averaging over 13 yards per catch – but this week his game will have to be about taking what the Gators give him. This is where his experience has to come into play, and it should.
Last year he struggled with a two-pick, no touchdown day. There might not be the normal fireworks LSU fans might be used to, but that won’t be necessary.
In this game, living to fight another day is vital. That might not sound like any big deal, but quarterbacks are giving up the ball in bunches against this Florida D. Burrow is careful enough not to do that.
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What’s Going To Happen
If you liked the Auburn-Florida turnover-fest, get ready for more of the same – only with even more intensity to the battle.
The Gators have come up with three or more takeaways in each of their last four games, and they’ve turned it over two times or more four times on the season. They’ll capitalize on a few big mistakes to keep this close.
However, even though Burrow and the LSU offense will be held in check for most of the game, it’ll get its shots in just enough to get out to a lead the Gators won’t be able to overcome.
LSU vs. Florida Prediction, Line
Must See Rating: 5
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