Kentucky Football First Look: Florida

Eyes on Florida logo

Kentucky football faces Florida on Saturday in Lexington. Here is your first look at the Florida Gators.

Florida Season So Far

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/04 Fla Atlantic W 35-14 Home
09/11 S Florida W 42-20 Away
09/18 Alabama L 29-31 Home
09/25 Tennessee W 38-14 Home
10/02 Kentucky 6:00 pm Away
10/09 Vanderbilt 1:00 pm Home
10/16 LSU 1:00 pm Away
10/30 Georgia 3:30 pm Neutral
11/06 S Carolina 1:00 pm Away
11/13 Samford 12:00 pm Home
11/20 Missouri 12:00 pm Away
11/27 Florida St 12:00 pm Home

Key Stats

Stat (per game) Florida Kentucky
Points 36.0 31.0
Points Allowed 19.8 17.8
Total YDS 540.8 443.0
Pass YDS 218.3 238.5
Rush YDS 322.5 204.5
Total YDS Allowed 351.5 260.0
Pass YDS Allowed 241.5 172.5

Florida Injuries and Suspensions

 
[OL] 09/25/2021 – Jean Delance is “?” Saturday vs Kentucky (Leg)
[LB] 09/15/2021 – Ventrell Miller is out for season (Biceps)
[DB] 08/12/2021 – Jaydon Hill is out for season (ACL)

Source: statfox.com

Challenges for Kentucky

The biggest challenge in playing Florida is stopping the prolific Gator rushing attack. Florida has rushed for almost 1,300 yards combined in the first four games. The Gators are averaging 322 yards rushing per game. They ran for 400 yards in their opener against Florida Atlantic. Against Alabama, the Gators piled up only a measly 244 yards and 4 touchdowns. They had 283 yards in their most recent game with Tennessee. To have a shot at beating Florida you have to be able to stop or at least slow that rushing attack. The thing is, Kentucky might be able to stop that Gator rushing game. UK is 20th nationally and 3rd in the SEC in rushing defense allowing about 87 yards on average per game. The Wildcats playing at home might be able to pull off a big win.

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 5:00 PM CT (6:00 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the ESPN Network.

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