SEC Football Preview: Florida at LSU

LSU-Florida game preview

Florida faces LSU on Saturday in Baton Rouge. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

Rowan Rehbein, 14Powers.com SEC Football

TEAM SCHEDULES/RESULTS

Florida

31-Aug at Utah L 11 – 24
9-Sep vs. McNeese W 49 – 7
16-Sep vs. Tennessee W 29 – 16
23-Sep vs. Charlotte W 22 – 7
30-Sep at Kentucky L 14 – 33
7-Oct vs. Vanderbilt W 38 – 14
14-Oct at South Carolina W 41 – 39
28-Oct vs. Georgia* L 20 – 43
4-Nov vs. Arkansas L 36 – 39
11-Nov at LSU
18-Nov at Missouri
25-Nov vs. Florida State

LSU

3-Sep vs. Florida State* L 24 – 45
9-Sep vs. Grambling State W 72 – 10
16-Sep at Mississippi State W 41 – 14
23-Sep vs. Arkansas W 34 – 31
30-Sep at Ole Miss L 49 – 55
7-Oct at Missouri W 49 – 39
14-Oct vs. Auburn W 48 – 18
21-Oct vs. Army West Point W 64 – 0
4-Nov at Alabama L 28 – 42
11-Nov vs. Florida
18-Nov vs. Georgia State
25-Nov vs. Texas A&M

COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS

Rating Florida LSU
ESPN FPI 39 10
Sagarin 41 10
Massey Composite 47 13
PiRate Ratings 35 8

KEY STATS

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
3rd Down Conversion Pct LSU
Florida
1
100
1
10
0.566
0.358
3rd Down Conv.
Pct Defense
Florida
LSU
28
122
5
14
0.339
0.466
4th Down Conversion Pct LSU
Florida
78
88
8
10
0.455
0.438
4th Down Conv.
Pct Defense
Florida
LSU
4
63
1
8
0.222
0.500
Blocked Kicks Florida 13 3 2
Blocked Kicks Allowed LSU
Florida
1
127
1
13
0
4
Blocked Punts Florida 14 2 1
Blocked Punts Allowed LSU
Florida
1
82
1
11
0
1
Completion Percentage Florida
LSU
3
12
1
4
0.739
0.689
Defensive TDs LSU 46 7 1
Fewest Penalties LSU
Florida
68
75
5
7
55
56
Fewest Penalties Per Game LSU
Florida
70
77
5
7
6.11
6.22
Fewest Penalty Yards Florida
LSU
33
52
2
5
407
439
Fewest Penalty
Yards Per Game
Florida
LSU
34
52
3
5
45.22
48.78
First Downs Defense Florida
LSU
16
86
3
12
150
186
First Downs Offense LSU
Florida
2
47
1
7
238
197
Fumbles Lost LSU
Florida
7
63
2
13
2
5
Fumbles Recovered Florida
LSU
91
118
7
12
3
2
Kickoff Return Defense Florida
LSU
5
70
1
6
13.83
19.95
Kickoff Returns Florida
LSU
49
49
7
7
21.00
21.00
Net Punting Florida
LSU
11
41
2
9
42.45
40.24
Passes Had Intercepted Florida
LSU
6
10
1
2
3
4
Passes Intercepted LSU
Florida
34
123
5
14
9
3
Passing Offense LSU
Florida
3
32
1
6
332.3
275.0
Passing Yards Allowed Florida
LSU
45
80
5
11
209.2
236.3
Passing Yards
per Completion
LSU
Florida
6
106
3
14
15.18
10.81
Punt Return Defense LSU
Florida
17
43
3
6
3.00
5.80
Punt Returns Florida
LSU
39
40
7
8
10.79
10.67
Red Zone Defense Florida
LSU
102
129
10
14
0.885
0.968
Red Zone Offense Florida
LSU
9
26
3
6
0.944
0.911
Rushing Defense Florida
LSU
59
102
10
13
141.2
171.1
Rushing Offense LSU
Florida
8
86
2
10
212.2
134.8
Sacks Allowed LSU
Florida
62
106
5
11
2.00
2.89
Scoring Defense Florida
LSU
61
85
10
12
24.7
28.2
Scoring Offense LSU
Florida
3
59
1
9
45.2
28.9
Tackles for Loss Allowed LSU
Florida
2
98
1
9
3.00
6.44
Team Passing Efficiency LSU
Florida
1
20
1
6
186.24
157.10
Team Passing
Efficiency Defense
LSU
Florida
86
108
9
13
137.76
144.69
Team Sacks Florida
LSU
96
96
13
13
1.78
1.78
Team Tackles for Loss LSU
Florida
93
97
12
13
5.1
5.0
Time of Possession Florida
LSU
11
57
2
6
32:45
30:17
Total Defense Florida
LSU
44
97
8
12
350.4
407.4
Total Offense LSU
Florida
1
49
1
6
544.6
409.8
Turnover Margin LSU
Florida
24
78
2
12
0.56
-0.22
Turnovers Gained LSU
Florida
86
125
7
14
11
6
Turnovers Lost LSU
Florida
5
14
1
4
6
8
Winning Percentage LSU
Florida
34
52
6
8
0.667
0.556

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Florida

QB Graham Mertz, RB Trevor Etienne, WR Ricky Pearsall, OL Kingsley Eguakan, OL Austin Barber, DE Princely Umanmielen, DB Jason Marshall, P Jeremy Crawshaw.

LSU

QB Jayden Daniels, RB Noah Cain, WR Malik Nabers, TE Mason Taylor, OL Emery Jones, LB Harold Perkins, DT Mekhi Wingo, DT Maason Smith, OL Will Campbell, OL Emery Jones, LB Ovie Oghoufu, LB Omar Speights, S Greg Brooks.

INJURIES

Florida


Player POS Status
A. Jean WR Ques Sat – Lower Body
J. Odom TE Ques Sat – Concussion
K. Wilson S Out indefinitely – Undisclosed
D. Zanders TE Out indefinitely – Lower Body
S. James LB out for season – Knee
C. Douglas WR Mid Nov – Leg
C. Jones OL out for season – Redshirt
K. Zipperer TE Out indefinitely – Knee
J. Miller III QB Out indefinitely – Shoulder
T. Chiaokhiao-Bowman WR Out indefinitely – Lower Body
C. Carroll RB out for season – Knee
J. Boone DL out for season – Knee

LSU


Player POS Status
J. Daniels QB Ques Sat – Concussion
Z. Alexander CB Out indefinitely – Undisclosed
D. Chestnut CB Out indefinitely – Personal
A. Goodwin RB Out indefinitely – Undisclosed
G. Brooks Jr. S out for season – Head
J. Johnson CB Early Dec – Leg

Source: Covers.com

Florida vs. LSU Football Series History

Series tied 33-33-3

COMMENTS

This will be one of the better games of the weekend. Two long time SEC contenders decking it out. Playing in Baton Rouge you almost have to go with the Tigers.

PREDICTIONS

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Florida 17, LSU 34

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

LSU 41, Florida 27

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 7:30 PM ET. Watch this SEC football game on the SEC Network.

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