SEC Football Preview: Samford at Florida

Florida-Samford football preview

Samford faces Florida on Saturday in Gainesville. previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

Team Schedules/Results


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 12:00 PM Away
11/20 Furman TBA Away


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 L 13-20 Away
10/09 Vanderbilt W 42-0 Home
10/16 LSU L 42-49 Away
10/30 Georgia L 7-34 Neutral
11/06 S Carolina L 17-40 Away
11/13 Samford 12:00 PM Home
11/20 Missouri 12:00 PM Away
11/27 Florida St 12:00 PM Home

College Football Ratings

Rating Samford Florida
Sagarin 171 34
Massey Composite NR 49
PiRate Ratings NR 24

Key Stats

Stat 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
3rd Down Conv.% 41.3 41.6
3rd Down Conv. DEF % 46.8 35.6
Turnover margin 0.00 -1.00

Players to Watch


QB Liam Welch, WR Kendall Watson, WR Jason Houston, TE Nathan Barham, OL Zach Bond, OL Jayme Motley-Simmons, DB Ty Herring, DB Wade White.


QB Emory Jones, RB Dameon Pierce, RB Malik Davis, DL Zachary Carter, CB Kaiir Elam, LB Ventrell Miller, LB Brenton Cox, LB Mohamoud Diabate.



None reported.


[LB] 09/15/2021 – Ventrell Miller is out for season (Biceps)
[WR] 11/06/2021 – Trent Whittemore is “?” Saturday vs Samford (Leg)
[QB] 11/06/2021 – Anthony Richardson is “?” Saturday vs Samford (Concussion)
[DB] 08/12/2021 – Jaydon Hill is out for season (ACL)


Samford vs. Florida Football Series History

Florida leads 3-0


Before the season started this one seemed like a Gator certain victory. After several losses including getting shellacked by South Carolina, things are different. I’m thinking if Florida wins it will be by a lot. If they lose it’ll be a close loss. The Gators have struggled of late but I’m not ready to predict them to lose to Samford. Florida by two touchdowns or more. Woe is Samford.

Our Preseason Prediction

Florida 38, Samford 13

Game Week Prediction

Florida 38, Samford 17

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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