I’m not going to pretend I know or care all that much about what the Towson Tigers are, except for them being inferior at football to the Florida Gators.
And, look: They probably are, unless Florida is a lot worse than we thought. Towson has acquitted itself well against FCS competition — its only loss this year is to Villanova, and came by a 52-45 score in overtime — but its closest call against an FBS team since 2015 was an eight-point loss to East Carolina in its 2015 season opener.
And Florida had literally just beaten that same East Carolina team in its previous game, the bowl game that happened in the bizarre interstitial time between Will Muschamp and Jim McElwain being head coach. (Remember being excited about Jim McElwain tailgating with fans? Remember Florida playing in the Birmingham Bowl?)
I think Florida wins big today (4 p.m., SEC Network or WatchESPN). So does everyone else. That not happening would be worrisome, especially with Florida’s brutal October schedule looming.
Let’s hope there is no reason to worry today.
And let’s hope I hit on a bunch of these 25 predictions.
- Florida will score at least 20 points in the first half.
- Kyle Trask will throw for more than 200 yards.
- Trask will complete a pass of more than 50 yards.
- Trask will account for at least two touchdowns.
- Florida players other than Trask will throw at least eight passes combined.
- Kyle Pitts will have at least three catches.
- Multiple Florida receivers will average over 15 yards per catch.
- A Florida QB will record a rush of 15 or more yards.
- A Florida running back will make a catch of at least 20 yards.
- Florida running backs will combine for more than 175 rushing yards.
- Florida will record at least five tackles for loss.
- Florida will record at least three sacks.
- Jonathan Greenard will be responsible for at 1.5 sacks.
- Amari Burney will make at least five tackles.
- Jaydon Hill will make a big play.
- Brad Stewart will make a big play.
- Florida will record at least one interception.
- Florida will not recover multiple fumbles.
- Florida will not allow more than 250 yards.
- Florida will allow more than 17 points.
- Florida’s defense will allow between 2.0 and 4.0 yards per play.
- Both teams will score in double digits.
- Florida will lead by double digits at some point prior to halftime.
- Florida will win by at least 30 points.
- Florida will defeat Towson, 47-13, and run its record to 5-0.
Please behave yourselves in the comments — and maybe pace yourselves before October.