The LSU Tigers are not possessing the period they envisioned. The preseason No. thirteen staff has shed online games to Mississippi Condition and, a lot more notably, Troy, to start off its period at 3-2. Now, the Tigers confront a third doable defeat when they vacation to Florida for a showdown with the No. 21 Florida Gators. The groups will meet up with on Saturday in an SEC showdown kickoff is scheduled for 3:thirty p.m. ET and will be broadcast stay on CBS (stay stream).
Florida has shaken off an opening 7 days reduction to Michigan to increase back again up the rankings powering an opportunistic protection. The Gators are shooting for their fourth straight acquire immediately after knocking off Tennessee, Kentucky, and Vanderbilt. Beating LSU would make them 4- in the SEC — and give them the inside of monitor on another SEC East title.
- Time: 3:thirty p.m. ET
- Spot: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, Fla.
- Television: CBS
- Streaming: CBS Athletics On line
- Odds: Florida is favored by 4 details
Searching as a result of the 2014-fifteen lessons, the challenge is very clear. LSU signed fifteen linemen in that span, and only 6 are nevertheless on the roster. That means nine did not entire their eligibility at LSU. Though one particular did go pro early, the other 8 transferred, and 5 of all those had significant willpower challenges.
You will keep in mind that Florida salted this video game absent by jogging it late, by giving the ball to Malik Davis on fourth down and observing him wriggle absent from defenders for a 39-lawn landing operate. I will, way too.
But I’ll also keep in mind that Florida begun the generate in concern with a 5-lawn reduction. And kept jogging it. And had a long operate called back again for holding. And ran it. And then bought that Davis landing.
Let’s GET TRANSITIVE: LSU is ninety three details even worse than Oklahoma. Unhappy!
Additional intermediately, LSU is way even worse than Virginia. Actually sad.
LSU is also 81 details even worse than Penn Condition, dependent on PSU beating Indiana by 31.
You didn’t will need this to tell you LSU may possibly not be definitely superior.
Florida Gators mentor Jim McElwain told reporters on Monday that sophomore wide receiver Tyrie Cleveland was “expected to be out” for Saturday’s video game against LSU with a significant ankle sprain endured against Vanderbilt.
But it is Tuesday now — and Cleveland is on the Gators’ unofficial depth chart for LSU.
Was Florida’s revived dashing assault a one particular-time detail?
The Gators carved up a substantially-hyped Vanderbilt protection on the ground, bruising the Commodores en route to converting 10 of their sixteen tries on third or fourth down. Florida ran for 5 touchdowns in a 38-position explosion in the swamp. If it can repeat that overall performance, the Tigers will be in difficulties.
The Tigers are having difficulties, and this is a lousy time to confront a Gators staff who instantly located its dashing offense past 7 days against Vanderbilt. Florida grinds out a acquire right here as the phone calls for Ed Orgeron’s dismissal intensify.