Florida vs. LSU: 25 predictions for a Death Valley showdown

Al Messerschmidt

Can Florida beat LSU? At the very least, we think it will be very close today in Tiger Stadium.

Florida's got a chance to knock LSU out of the SEC West race and stake its claim in the SEC East in Death Valley today. Here are my 25 predictions for the game.

  1. Florida will lead in the first quarter.
  2. Florida's first score will be a touchdown, not a field goal.
  3. Tyler Murphy will throw for more than eight yards per attempt.
  4. Murphy will account for at least one touchdown through the air and on the ground.
  5. Florida will have at least one pass play of more than 40 yards on the day.
  6. Matt Jones will rush for more than 60 but less than 100 yards.
  7. Florida's running game will tally more than 125 yards.
  8. At least two Florida wide receivers will make four or more catches.
  9. Quinton Dunbar will have a receiving touchdown.
  10. Dante Fowler will have a sack on second or third down.
  11. Michael Taylor will lead Florida in solo tackles.
  12. A Florida defensive back will make an interception.
  13. Florida's defense will give up at least two passing touchdowns.
  14. Marcus Roberson will play well in his first game back from injury.
  15. Zach Mettenberger will complete less than 60 percent of his passes.
  16. Florida's defense will allow more than 5.0 yards per play.
  17. Florida will force at least two turnovers.
  18. Jeremy Hill will run for 100 or more yards.
  19. Florida will make a major mistake on special teams.
  20. Kyle Christy will average more than 40 yards per punt.
  21. Brad Phillips will attempt every Florida field goal under 35 yards.
  22. The game will be within a touchdown at some point in the fourth quarter.
  23. Florida will score at least 21 points.
  24. Florida will cover a seven-point spread.
  25. LSU will win.

Last Week: 11-of-25, 44 percent.
Season To Date: 66-of-125, 52.8 percent.


Andy Hutchins is Alligator Army's managing editor. Follow Alligator Army on Twitter and Facebook.

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