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LSU safety Grant Delpit (7) takes down Florida quarterback Emory Jones (5) in the second half of the Tigers' 42-28 win over the Gators on Oct. 12, 2019, in Tiger Stadium.

A rundown of LSU's next opponent, the Florida Gators ...

The basics

KICKOFF: 11 a.m. Saturday, Tiger Stadium


RADIO: WDGL-FM, 98.1 (Baton Rouge); WWL-AM/FM, 870/105.3 (New Orleans); KLWB-FM, 103.7 (Lafayette)

SERIES: Florida leads 33-31-3

On Florida

RECORD: 4-2, 2-2 SEC

PAST THREE GAMES: Defeated Tennessee 38-14, lost to Kentucky 20-13, defeated Vanderbilt 42-0

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OFFENSIVE LEADERS: Quarterback Emory Jones, wide receiver Jacob Copeland, running back Malik Davis

DEFENSIVE LEADERS: Defensive tackle Zachary Carter, linebacker Mohamoud Diabate, linebacker Brenton Cox

RUMBLINGS: Picked to finish second in the SEC East, Florida is facing an uphill climb to keep pace with Georgia because of losses to Alabama and Kentucky. The toughest game left on its schedule is a showdown with Georgia on Oct. 30, but the other five are very winnable.


With 479 yards in its blowout of Vanderbilt, Florida topped the 3,000-yard mark in six games. The Gators are third in the FBS with 273.7 yards rushing per game, with nearly half their 1,642 yards coming from quarterbacks Jones (478) and backup Anthony Richardson (311). They're 10th nationally with 504.0 total yards per game.


This is a typical Florida defense that brings lots of speed off the edge with its ends and linebackers and relies on an aggressive  secondary to blanket receivers down the field. The Gators are 28th in the FBS in fewest yards allowed and have 20 sacks. They're also ninth in scoring defense, yielding just 15.5 points per game.

Sheldon Mickles

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