Things are heading downhill in a hurry in Gainesville after the Florida Gators lost again to arch-rival Georgia, 23-20 Saturday evening. The loss dropped the Gators to 4-4 on the season and puts their backs against the wall to find two more victories to become bowl eligible for the 23rd consecutive year.
Florida coach Will Muschamp couldn’t recall going through a season like this one. The 22nd-ranked Gators will be without running back Matt Jones for the remainder of the year, the latest addition to the team’s lengthy injury report.
The Florida Gators will put their bowl game hopes on the line Saturday when they travel to Death Valley to play the LSU Tigers in a Saturday afternoon matchup you can see only on CBS4.
The second Jeff Driskel started waving for help, Florida coach Will Muschamp knew it was bad.
Fans lined up in their cars before sunrise to enter Sun Life Stadium.
It’s been a long time since a Florida Gators vs. Miami Hurricanes matchup carried as much importance as Saturday’s game does. The game’s hype has overtaken South Florida and rivals how the old FSU vs. UM games in the 1980’s and 1990’s used to feel.
Two coaches on parallel paths with national college football powers will finally cross paths on Saturday at Sun Life Stadium.
No. 10 Florida doesn’t have any identity issues. The Gators know exactly who they are under third-year coach Will Muschamp: a blue-collar, physical group that’s going to try to beat opponents up and wear them down on both sides of the ball.
Mack Brown had a career day, Jeff Driskel was efficient and No. 10 Florida opened the season with a 24-6 victory over Toledo on Saturday.
While the Florida Gators lost one weapon when Andre Debose went down with a knee injury, the team also welcomed back starting quarterback Jeff Driskel and suspended linebacker Antonio Morrison Thursday night.