The 10th ranked Florida Gators are rested after a bye week and are ready to take on the fourth ranked LSU Tigers at home this weekend. This will mark the ninth straight year that the Gators and Tigers game will be a Top 25 match up, and the fourth time both teams have been ranked in the Top 10. Florida offensive coordinator Brent Pease says that the game will be a good measuring stick for the young team.
LSU’s defense is solid and before last’s weeks 38-22 win over Towson, LSU had not allowed more than 14 points each game. Pease says that LSU’s four man rush puts pressure on the offense.
Although Florida hasn’t won against LSU the past two years, Tigers head coach Les Miles says that this team is a better representation of Gator football.
Pease says that the Gators are aware of the tough LSU defense and that both sophomore quarterbacks Jeff Driskel and Jacoby Brissett know how to pick apart defenses.
UF has gotten burned by a fake field goal and a fake punt against LSU in the past two seasons. Miles hasn’t attempted a fake this season thus far, but Florida will be prepared nonetheless. Miles says the reason the fakes work for the Tigers is because the players buy into the system.
Over the past couple seasons the SEC dominance seems to have shifted from the East to the West, but with Georgia ranked fifth, South Carolina ranked sixth and Florida ranked 10th, the East is making a comeback. Miles says that the SEC West has done a good job of keeping up.
Kickoff is set for 3:30pm tomorrow in the Swamp. Don’t forget to tune in right here on ESPN 850/900 for coverage of the game along with the First & Ten Pregame Show at 12:30pm and the Extra Point Postgame show at 8:00pm.