LSU vs. Florida: Game Preview and 9Picks Prediction

LSU vs. Florida: Game Preview and 9Picks Prediction

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - No. 16 LSU (6-3, 4-2) and No. 23 Florida (7-2, 5-2) face off Saturday afternoon in Tiger Stadium.

The game was originally scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 8, but was postponed due to Hurricane Matthew.

Gator Wins: Massachusetts (24-7), Kentucky (45-7), North Texas (32-0), Vanderbilt (13-6), Missouri (40-14), Georgia (24-10), South Carolina (20-7)

Gator Losses: Tennessee (38-28), Arkansas (31-10)

THE STATISTICAL MATCHUP:

PER GAME LSU Florida
Scoring Offense 27.4 26.2
Rushing Offense 233.6 152.7
Passing Offense 170.7 225.4
Total Offense 404.3 378.1
Scoring Defense 13.9 13.3
Rushing Defense 114.0 111.7
Passing Defense 198.3 155.1
Total Defense 312.3 266.8

Players to watch for the Gators:

OFFENSIVE LEADERS:
Quarterbacks
Austin Appleby: Completed 61 passes in 93 attempts for 671 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions.

Luke del Rio: Completed 114 of 201 passes for 1,358 yards, eight touchdowns and eight interceptions (INJURED/OUT).

Running Backs:
Jordan Scarlett: 118 carries for 617 yards (5.2 average) and six touchdowns.

Lamical Perine: 71 carries for 347 yards (4.9 average) and one touchdown.

Wide Receivers:
Antonio Callaway: 35 receptions for 533 yards (15.2 average) and two touchdowns.

Brandon Powell: 30 catches, 291 yards (9.7) and two touchdowns.

DeAndre Goolsby: 28 receptions for 219 yards (7.8 average) and one touchdown.

DEFENSIVE LEADERS:
Alex Anzalone: 53 tackles, four tackles for loss, three sacks and six quarterback hurries (INJURED/OUT).

Teez Tabor: 20 tackles and four interceptions.

Marcel Harris: 35 tackles, two quarterback hurries and two interceptions.

Jarrod Davis: 56 tackles, six tackles for loss, two sacks and five quarterback hurries (INJURED/OUT).

Kickoff between the SEC rivals is set for noon in Tiger Stadium and will air on the SEC Network.

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