Gators Will Need to Play As A Unit to Upset LSU

These days, it takes about five minutes for Florida football coach Jim McElwain to get through his injury update. Potentially missing seven starters, the Gators travel to Death Valley to take on a team that was predicted to make the College Football Playoff this year.

Up To The Defense

With an SEC East title on the line, the Gator defense, who is without Marcus Maye, Alex Anzalone and Bryan Cox Jr, will look to control LSU running back Leonard Fournette and the highly talented LSU run game. If the Gators would have played their normally scheduled game against the Tigers on Oct.8, they would not have seen the LSU star who was out with an injury.  McElwain says his team must control every down in order to pull off the upset. 

The injury update was not all bad news during McElwain’s Wednesday press conference. He said defensive lineman CeCe Jefferson and offensive lineman Tyler Jordan could play Saturday after missing last week’s game with injuries.  Jordan could see spot duty and could play at center behind TJ McCoy. McCoy, a the third stringer, played well last week against South Carolina. Here is McElwain’s full injury report. 

The Gators and Tigers face off in Death Valley at 1 p.m. There’s been plenty of commotion about where this game should have been played this season. Tired of it all, McElwain says he can’t wait to get on the road and head into Tiger Stadium. Live coverage starts at 9 a.m. on ESPN Gainesville 95.3 FM and AM 850 WRUF.

 

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