Oct 5, 2007

Florida vs. LSU


This is it...the match-up all Tiger fans have been anticipating. Too bad the Gators lost last week because this was shaping up to be the game of the year in college football. It's still going to be a great game and an awesome college football atmosphere, but there is a bit of luster gone from it.

College GameDay will be making their second trip to Baton Rouge this season to preview the LSU-Florida game. While Florida lost last week, LSU struggled to find their rhythm against Tulane. For two straight weeks, QB Matt Flynn has not looked well. His injured ankle could be bothering him more than he wants fans and opponents to know, or he could be missing injured senior WR Early Doucet a lot.

The offense better get in sync quickly on Saturday. With a potent running game, the Tigers should focus their attention on getting carries for Jacob Hester, Keiland Williams and Charles Scott. Also, backup QB Ryan Perriloux should be allowed to open the playbook more when he enters the game. Let him throw. Don't just have him run up the gut. Be creative with him. He's one of the best athletes in the conference.

The Tigers strength is their defense, and they must focus on stopping ESPN's new goldenboy Tim Tebow. Tebow is a big QB and seems to prefer running than checking down to options #3 and 4. The Tigers haven't had a starting QB finish a game against them yet and their success Saturday will come down to how much they can rattle Tebow.

Florida 14
LSU 27

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