Florida Football First Look: Samford

Florida First look Samford

Florida football hosts FCS Samford on Saturday in Gainesville. Here is your first look at the Samford Bulldogs.

Samford Season So Far

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/02 Tennessee Tech W 52-14 Home
09/11 UT Martin L 27-33 Away
09/18 Western Carolina W 42-37 Away
09/25 East Tennessee St L 48-55 OT Home
10/02 Mercer L 42-45 Away
10/16 Wofford W 27-24 Away
10/23 Chattanooga L 13-55 Home
10/30 VMI L 45-46 Away
11/06 The Citadel W 35-14 Home
11/13 Florida 11:00 AM Away
11/20 Furman TBA Away

Key Stats

Stat (per game) Samford Florida
Points 36.8 29.4
Points Allowed 35.9 24.7
Total YDS 450.7 467.4
Pass YDS 299.7 242.7
Rush YDS 151.0 224.8
Total YDS Allowed 482.1 353.6
Pass YDS Allowed 251.9 191.0
Rush YDS Allowed 230.2 162.6

Samford Injuries and Suspensions

None reported.

Source: statfox.com

Challenges for Florida

I’m not sure what has happened to Florida. They went from playing within 2 points of beating Alabama to getting thrashed by lowly South Carolina. They had better take Samford seriously. Samford’s quarterback is Liam Welch. In nine games this season Welch has completed 256 of 385 passes for 2,697 yards, 17 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. During his career at Samford Welch has over 5,800 passing yards for 38 touchdowns. Welch is also a running threat having run for 875 yards and 13 touchdowns during his Samford career. Overlook Samford if you want. I guarantee you that the Bulldogs won’t overlook Florida. They can smell a wounded giant.

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 11:00 AM CT (12:00 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the SEC Network + | ESPN+ Network.

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