Florida Gators: A Peek Ahead vs South Carolina Gamecocks
The Florida Gators shined in their first game. They traveled to Oxford, Mississippi to play the Ole Miss Rebels. We were all waiting to see how good this team could be. We got the answer that we have nothing to worry about. Dan Mullen continues with what he started two years ago. Kyle Trask had a good game. He and the offense moved fluently in scoring 51 points. The defense was tested by a good offense at Ole Miss. The Rebels scored 35 points and had many big passes plays against Florida. The Gators had questions with all the guys they lost to the NFL of defense coming into this year. They find themselves ranked 3rd overall in the country. What is exciting about this week is it will be the first home game for Florida. The Gators will test the South Carolina Gamecocks this week.
South Carolina Gamecocks
Under former Florida Gators head coach Will Muschamp they are looking for their first win. They fell to SEC East rival the Tennessee Volunteers. The same Volunteers that are favored to win the East along with Gators and Georgia Bulldogs. The Gamecocks had the toughest schedule before coronavirus. I am not sure where it stands now. Looking back they only lost to the Volunteers by four points. They will be on the road this week in a normally hostile environment. It might not be that way because of limited attendance. The Gamecocks have been solid since Muschamp arrived. They have a tall order in trying to contain Kyle Pitts. Pitts had an outstanding game last week against the Ole Miss Rebels. They will also have to worry about Kyle Trask who continues to look good. South Carolina offense will also be tested by the Gators defense.
The Florida Gators did what they did in 2019. They came out and played great. We all remember how last season finished with an Orange Bowl win against the Virginia Cavaliers. Even though the defense allowed some big plays they made stops when they had to. The offense rolled even though the running game was not as big as the passing was. Look for the defense to tighten up and the offense gets more and better. The Gamecocks had trouble against the Volunteers offense the Gators will give them nightmares. This will be the first home game and the first inside their side of the SEC. These are the games that can make or break a season. Especially inside what many say is the best conference in college football. Look for the Gators to continue what they started against the Ole Miss Rebels and take it to the Gamecocks.
This game is once again at noon on Saturday. I do not remember the last time the Florida Gators had two early games like this. I am assuming it has a lot to do with Covid-19. South Carolina will try and get its first win after nearly doing it last week. The Gators on the other hand will take what worked last week and put into this game. It will be great no matter what to see the Swamp for the first time in 2020. I am not sure what the attendance will be like but if there fans it will be good.
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