The No. 4 ranked Tigers enter Saturday’s game with a 5-0 record while Florida currently ranks 10th in the country at 4-0 and the winner of this contest will make a huge statement in the SEC. The Gators may have the advantage playing at home in one of the toughest environments college football has to offer, but they also have an advantage consider Tigers head coach Les Miles is 1-2 all time on the road at Gainsville.
There’s plenty of hype surrounding this exciting matchup and there’s a good chance the winner of this game will come down to which team has the better defense. Both LSU and Florida have limited their opponents to averaging less than 13 points per game this season–which is pretty impressive for both squads.
If LSU has any chance of winning on the road in this one, they’ll need a solid performance from Zach Mettenberger. Despite a solid performance against Towson (238 passing yards and two touchdowns), last weekend Mettenberger struggled a bit two weeks ago against Auburn as he completed just 15 of 27 passes for 169 yards and zero touchdowns.
Either way, this will certainly be one of the top matchups on Saturday and with the way Florida has played over their first four games of the season–it wouldn’t be a surprise if they came through with the win in this one to pull off the upset against LSU.