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
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.