#4 LSU at #10 Florida
Where: The Swamp
When: Saturday at 3:30pm
Last time they met: LSU dominated Florida 41-11 en route to a perfect regular season record.
We’re finally back after what was an incredibly embarrassing slate of week 5 games, with teams finally starting to play some legitimate matchups. Oh, so now teams are starting to schedule harder? Nope. Conference season is simply starting. It’s about time.
4 SEC teams ranked in the top 10 will be cannibalizing each other this weekend, and while the #5 Georgia at #6 South Carolina matchup is promising, the Tiger/Gator matchup is the one to watch while waiting for the Irish to take the field on Saturday. LSU is coming off of wins over Auburn and Towson (Towson which was closer to beating LSU than to beating Kent State, by the way) in which Les Miles’s squad looked less than dominant, while the Gators are out to prove that early wins over Texas A&M and Tennessee were a sign of bigger things to come.
With both teams entering the game with top 10 scoring defenses, it is possible that the offense will be limited for both teams – especially as LSU’s QB Zach Mettenberger certainly hasn’t shown a lot of chest early in the season after turning the ball over 5 times already. While Florida sophomore Jeff Driskel has played solid football early in the year, look for running back Mike Gillislee, who is averaging 5.8 yards a carry with 5 touchdowns through 4 games, to be the one who can make a difference for the home team.
The Tigers go on the road as 3 point favorites, but I think the Gators take this one over an LSU team that probably is undeserving of a top 5 ranking. Final Score: Florida 17, LSU 10.
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Twibby’s 2012 Record vs. Spread: 3-1
And as a bonus, I give you one of the worst chants in college football: