SEC Football Game Preview: Miami vs. Florida

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Miami meets Florida on Saturday in Orlando, FL. 14Powers.com previews the game and predicts the final score of this contest.

Team Schedules/Results

Miami

08/24 Florida
09/07 N Carolina
09/14 Beth-Cook
09/21 Central Mich
10/05 VA Tech
10/11 Virginia
10/19 GA Tech
10/26 Pittsburgh
11/02 Florida St
11/09 Louisville
11/23 Florida Intl
11/30 Duke

Florida

08/24 Miami (FL)
09/07 TN Martin
09/14 Kentucky
09/21 Tennessee
09/28 Towson
10/05 Auburn
10/12 LSU
10/19 S Carolina
11/02 Georgia
11/09 Vanderbilt
11/16 Missouri
11/30 Florida St

ESPN FPI

Miami: 27

Florida: 8

Key Stats (2018 Stats)

Miami

Statistic
Florida

358.8

Total Offense (YPG)
426.7

167.3

Passing YPG
213.5

191.5

Rushing YPG
213.2

28.8

Scoring Offense (PPG)
35.0

50

TDs Scored
57

9

FGs Scored
18

278.9

Total Defense (YPG)
343.3

135.6

Passing Yds Allowed (YPG)
180.8

143.3

Rushing Yds Allowed (YPG)
162.5

19.5

Scoring Defense
20.0

-0.08

Turnover Margin
0.92

25

Fumbles Gained
26

12

Fumbles Lost
8

16

INTs Gained
14

14

INTs Lost
6

Players to Watch

Miami

TE Brevin Jordan, OL Navaughn Donaldson, WR Jeff Thomas, LB Michael Pinckney, LB Shaquille Quarterman, DB Trajan Bandy.

Florida

TE Brevin Jordan, OL Navaughn Donaldson, WR Jeff Thomas, LB Michael Pinckney, LB Shaquille Quarterman, DB Trajan Bandy.

Injuries

Miami

Date Pos Player Injury Status
08/17/19 RB Lorenzo Lingard Knee is OUT Saturday vs Florida
08/17/19 LB Patrick Joyner Leg is out indefinitely
08/15/19 DB Derrick Smith Personal has left team
08/12/19 QB Jarren Williams None has been named the starter Saturday vs Florida

Florida

Date Pos Player Injury Status
08/15/19 DB John Huggins Dismissed has been dismissed
08/07/19 DB C.J. McWilliams Achilles is out for season

Source: Donbest.com

Comments

Florida enters year two of Dan Mullen. Mullen hit the ground running in year one leading the Gators to a 10-win season. Florida should be better this season with one-year of experience with the Mullen system. While there are some question marks on offense where the Gators return just five starters, Mullen and company have eight starters back from a pretty good 2018 defensive unit. On offense, the Gators do return veteran QB Feleipe Franks (2,457 yds, 24 TDs) along with the top 3 receivers and the top rusher, Lamical Perine (826 yds), from ’18.

The ‘Canes have five starters back on offense and six on defense. The Hurricane defense, one of the nation’s best last season, lost 3 of 4 starters in the secondary and 2 of 4 on the defensive line. All three starting linebackers return. Offensively, redshirt freshman quarterback Jarren Williams was recently announced as the starter for the Florida game. He’s got 3 of 5 offensive linemen back blocking for him along with 3 returning starting wide receivers.

With Miami having a new head coach along with a young quarterback, this is Florida’s game to win.

Preseason 14powers.com Prediction

Florida 38, Miami 24

Updated 14Powers.com Prediction

Florida 38, Miami 24

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 6:00 PM CT (7:00 PM ET). Watch on the ESPN network.

SEE ALSO:

Florida Three Keys: Miami
Florida First Look: Miami (FL)

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