Florida First Look: Charleston Southern

Florida opens the Dan Mullen era on Saturday when the Gators host Charleston Southern

Florida-First-look-Charleston Southern

Florida football hosts Charleston Southern on Saturday in Gainesville. Here is your first look at Charleston Southern.

Charleston Southern Season so far


CSU, like Florida, has yet to play a game in 2018. The Buccaneers, members of the FCS subdivision, played two members of the FBS losing to Mississippi State (49-0) and Indiana (27-0). The last meeting between CSU and Florida was in 2009. The Gators dominated that game 62-3.

Florida-Charleston Southern Stat Comparison

FLA OFF PPG 22.1 22.7 CSU OFF PPG
FLA DEF PPG 27.3 19.8 CSU DEF PPG
FLA TOTAL OFF 335.9 319.7 CSU TOTAL OFF
FLA PASSING OFF 179.5 126.7 CSU PASSING OFF
FLA RUSHING OFF 156.4 193.0 CSU RUSHING OFF
FLA TOTAL DEF 349.3 311.5 CSU TOTAL DEF
FLA PASSING DEF 195.4 185.4 CSU PASSING DEF
FLA RUSHING DEF 153.9 126.2 CSU RUSHING DEF
FLA TO MARGIN -0.27 -0.09 CSU TO MARGIN
FLA MASSEY COMP& 45 NR CSU MASSEY COMP

& The Massey Composite Ratings are compiled from 98 different college football ratings and rankings.

Charleston Southern Injuries and Suspensions

None reported.

Challenges for Florida

The challenge for Florida is to launch the Dan Mullen era with a bang. Win and win big. Sure, a lopsided UF win will not matter much with the pundits but a close Gator win or, God forbid, a loss would set off a firestorm. Ideally, Florida gets the lead early and adds to it until the game is out of reach about halfway through the third quarter. Then they get some young players in the game to work on building depth. Despite the level of opposition, this game is an exciting matchup for the Gator Nation. The Florida players’ challenge is to deliver on a big win to get Mullen’s tenure off on a good footing.

Saturday’s game kicks off at 7:30 ET and can be seen on the SEC Network.

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