Found October 07, 2013 on College Football Zealots:
#17 Florida (4-1, 3-0) at #10 LSU (5-1, 2-1) Saturday, Oct 12th, 3:30 PM EST, CBS Line: LSU by 7 This rivalry between founding members of the SEC has gone back and forth recently with each team winning six of the last twelve games. Florida has won three of the last five but LSU has won two of the last three. LSU has won three of the last four in Baton Rouge. This has been a competitive rivalry and nothing less is expected when the two teams meet this Saturday. The Gators come in at 4-1 and 3-0 in the SEC. Their strength is a defensive unit that ranks fourth in the Nation in points allowed, allowing just 12.2 per contest. Florida also ranks second Nationally giving up just 217 yards per game. On offense, Florida is still struggling to find an identity but QB Tyler Murphy has played very well since taking over for Jeff Driskel. Murphy is completing 72% of his passes and has 5 TD to only 1 INT.  To read the rest of this article head over to Crystal Ball Run
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Florida football: Gators coast past Razorbacks for third straight win

The Florida Gators (4-1, 3-0 SEC) overcame a slow start to beat the Arkansas Razorbacks (3-3, 0-2) 30-10 on Saturday at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Behind career days from wide receiver Solomon Patton and cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy the Gators were able to turn things around after falling behind 7-0 in the first quarter. Patton finished the game with six catches for a career-high 124...

Florida football: Tyler Murphy continues to impress

(Photo Credit: Mark Zerof/USA Today Sports) Perhaps overlooked in the Florida Gators win over the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday night, due to big performances from wide receiver Solomon Patton and cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy, was the career day from redshirt junior quarterback Tyler Murphy. Making just the second start of his collegiate career, since the season-ending injury to...

Purifoy earns defensive honor

The play of junior cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy turned heads across the country on Saturday night. He filled the stat sheet and impacted Florida’s win over Arkansas in different ways, helping in pass coverage, as a blitzer and on specil teams. He was named the Walter Camp Defensive Player of the Week on Sunday.

Purifoy earns Defensive Player of the Week

The defensive accolades continue to pour in for cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy. The junior had the best game of his career on Saturday against Arkansas by filling the stat sheet in different areas. Purifoy is Florida’s second defensive player to win the award after Dante Fowler earned it for his performance against Tennessee.

Ex-Gators Find Homes At HBCUs

After starting his career at Florida, AC Leonard has found a home at Tennessee State. A.C. Leonard, Tennessee State    Leonard is currently one of the top tight ends at the FCS level. Leonard caught eight passes for 99 yards for the Gators as a freshman in 2011. Off-the-field issues preceded his transfer to Tennessee State. Since joining the Tigers last year...

Gallery: Gators with big SEC win.

The Florida Gators took care of business Saturday in The Swamp taking care of Arkansas to the tune of 30-10. The Gators started in the hole 7-0 before settling down in the second quarter and gaining a lead they would never give up. Here is a pictorial of the events from Saturday.

Gators beat the Razorbacks

The Florida Gators started slow but got things going before the end of the first half Saturday in The Swamp. The Gators settled down and rallied to beat Arkansas 30-10 to move to 4-1 on the season.

Saturday offers Powell a shot at redemption

There aren’t many positive memories for Ronald Powell when he thinks about Florida’s last trip to Baton Rouge. He dealt with stingers through the game that kept him off the field with his teammates. On the field, the outcome wasn’t much more enjoyable for the Gators. Florida suffered a 41-11 loss in the first career start for quarterback Jacoby Brissett.

Patton's patience paying off

There were multiple times in his career that Solomon Patton could have transferred. He wasn’t getting snaps early in his career and was only used in the offense on jet sweeps and screens. He rarely touched the ball, especially when he got down the field. But he didn’t want to leave Gainesville. Patton worked hard in the offseason and turned himself into a trusted member of the Florida offense.

Stat of the Day: Florida’s defense has kept 12-straight SEC opponents under 20 points

While the rest of the SEC is busy piling up the points against one another, the Florida Gators' defense has remained as dominant as ever.

Gators' transition to QB Tyler Murphy pretty smooth

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The transition has gone better than anyone probably had a right to expect. The Gators say they are not surprised. Really, they do. With the Tyler Murphy era at quarterback still in its infancy, Murphy looks like he has been Florida's quarterback for three years instead of three games. "That's my roommate," Florida safety Cody Riggs said late...

Settle It: Florida vs. LSU, who wins this huge SEC showdown on the bayou?

Florida Gators vs. LSU Tigers football preview and predictions. Who is going to win when the Gators head into Death Valley for an SEC showdown against LSU?

Tyler Murphy likes ‘game manager’ role, emulates A.J. McCarron

Florida Gators quarterback Tyler Murphy praised Alabama’s A.J. McCarron for his title rings, claiming he wants to “emulate” the so-called “game manager."

Florida Invades LSU: Three Things You Need to Know

The LSU Tigers and the Florida Gators will meet with more than just a win on the line Saturday afternoon in Baton Rogue.While the Tigers, ranked 10th in the AP poll, are trying to regroup after a loss to Georgia two weeks ago, the Gators are finding better footing with Tyler Murphy behind center and a growing and improving Florida offense.Brent Pease and his game plan is beginning...

Early Analysis: Florida at LSU

Photo: Will Vragovic, Tampa Bay Times #17 Florida (4-1, 3-0) at #10 LSU (5-1, 2-1) Saturday, Oct 12th, 3:30 PM EST, CBS Line: LSU by 7 This rivalry between founding members of the SEC has gone back and forth recently with each team winning six of the last twelve games. Florida has won three of the last five but LSU has won two of the last three. LSU has won three of the last...
Gators News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.