Pick Six-Redshirt Freshmen Football

Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks (13) will likely start against LSU after the season-ending injury suffered by Luke Del Rio in the Gators' 38-24 victory against Vanderbilt on Saturday. (AP File Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack) ORG XMIT: NY150

Phelan M. Ebenhack


KICKOFF: 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, Florida


RADIO: WDGL-FM, 98.1; WWL-AM, 870; WWL-FM, 105.3; KLWB-FM, 103.7

SERIES: Florida leads 32-28-3

LAST MEETING: Florida 16, LSU 10 (Nov. 19, 2016 in Tiger Stadium)


RECORD: 3-1, 3-0 Southeastern Conference

RESULTS SO FAR: Lost to Michigan 33-17 on Sept. 2, defeated Tennessee 26-20 on Sept. 16, beat Kentucky 28-27 on Sept. 23, defeated Vanderbilt 38-24 on Saturday

OFFENSIVE LEADERS: Quarterback Feleipe Franks, running back Malik Davis, wide receiver Tyrie Cleveland

DEFENSIVE LEADERS: Defensive end Jordan Sherit, linebacker David Reese, cornerback Duke Dawson

RUMBLINGS: Despite the loss of nine players to suspension and quarterback Luke Del Rio to a season-ending injury, the Gators, who were picked to finish second in the SEC East, sit atop the standings at 3-0.


After struggling mightily in its opener with Michigan, when it netted 192 total yards, UF is starting to come around. The Gators have averaged 414.0 yards a game in the last three outings — with 467 in Saturday’s win over Vanderbilt — and scored 30.3 points per game in that stretch.


The Gators have given up 383.1 yards per game — including 240.3 passing yards. Florida has balanced that with five interceptions, but it’s also allowing 141.0 yards a game on the ground and 26.0 points per game — numbers LSU’s struggling offense would love to exploit.

Sheldon Mickles

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