Photos: Trick play, powerful Leonard Fournette runs, wild crowd all part of LSU's big win vs. Florida _lowres

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Cornerback Jalen Tabor, left, is one of Florida's top defenders for a unit that leads the Southeastern Conference in passing defense this season at 139.8 yards per game.

From The Other Side is a weekly links post, hopefully, giving you an inside look at LSU's upcoming opponent each Sunday based on reports from that team's beat writers.

LSU holds an eight-game winning streak in the month of October, dating back to 2014. The Tigers (3-2, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) have also defeated the last six SEC East opponents they have faced, including a 42-7 victory against Missouri in interim coach Ed Orgeron’s debut.

Orgeron and his reenergized bunch will test those streaks Saturday against their permanent cross-divisional opponent — at an earlier time than normal.

The Tigers and No. 18 Florida will kick off at 11 a.m. CT at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida. A week after blowing an 18-point halftime lead in a loss to Tennessee, the Gators (4-1, 2-1) survived a scare against Vanderbilt Saturday, holding on to a 13-6 win.

The Gainesville Sun

  • McElwain hasn’t determined who will start at quarterback against LSU. Luke Del Rio, who started the Florida’s first three games, sprained his knee in Week 3 against North Texas. Purdue transfer Austin Appleby has started in Del Rio’s place the last two games, completing 19-of-28 passes for 144 yards against the Commodores.

The Orlando Sentinel

Tampa Bay Times

  • Florida started two sophomores at defensive end for the first time this season – CeCe Jefferson and Keivonnis Davis. Jefferson played primarily at defensive tackle prior to Saturday, while Davis wasn’t heavily involved in the rotation until this past weekend. Khari Clark also filled in for an injured Joey Ivie at nose tackle.

Miami Herald

  • Along with an untimely fumble by Appleby at the Vanderbilt goal line, Florida’s struggles on offense boiled down to a lack of physicality up front. The Gators stable of tailbacks averaged just 2.6 yards on 35 carries. Appleby was also sacked twice, and the Commodores recorded six tackles for loss.

SEC Country



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