Predictions: LSU at Florida _lowres

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- Mike the Tiger poses on the sideline Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, during LSU's game against New Mexico State in Tiger Stadium.

Ross Dellenger

This will be a telling game for LSU’s defense. The Tigers have allowed more than 1,100 yards in back to back SEC games, the most since at least 1965. But those came against, arguably, the best two offenses in the nation in Mississippi State and Auburn. Florida’s offense ranks 76th in the nation. If LSU has trouble slowing the Gators, fans should push the button marked “PANIC.” Thing is, LSU’s offense can’t score enough.

Florida 17, LSU 14

Sheldon Mickles

LSU will be in a difficult spot if it can’t get its running game going against a stingy run defense. If the Tigers’ coaches don’t have enough faith in their quarterbacks’ ability to throw the ball, it could be a long night in The Swamp. But Florida has its own problems, so LSU should have a fighting chance to escape with a win ... if the offense shows up.

LSU 24, Florida 16

Scott Rabalais

There is so much focus on the issues facing the Tigers and Gators it’s hard to remember both teams have winning records. Both have creaky offenses, too, and LSU’s less-respected defense actually ranks ahead of Florida’s in total yards and points allowed. This is such a tough call I actually flipped a coin. It’s in the air and the winner is …

LSU 16, Florida 14