No. 5 LSU tries to add to resume against No. 22 Florida
No. 5 LSU (5-0, 2-0 SEC) at No. 22 Florida (4-1, 2-1), 3:30 p.m. EDT (CBS)
Line: LSU by 2.
Series record: Florida leads 32-29-3.
WHAT’S AT STAKE?
LSU puts its undefeated record on the line against Florida, which is coming off consecutive road wins against Tennessee and Mississippi State.
Florida’s offense vs. LSU’s defense. The Gators found ways to move the ball against Mississippi State’s vaunted front, with Feleipe Franks making quick throws to the perimeter to negate the Bulldogs’ pass rush. They will need to do something similar against the Tigers, who have 13 sacks in five games.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
LSU: Nick Brossette ranks fourth in the league in rushing, averaging 96.2 yards a game. He has four touchdowns the last two games, and the Tigers are 14-0 under coach Ed Orgeron when they have a 100-yard rusher.
Florida: Defensive end Jachai Polite is one of seven FBS players with at least three forced fumbles. He had two sacks last week at Mississippi State and has proven to be a tough matchup for opposing offensive linemen.
FACTS & FIGURES
Last four in series decided by seven points or less. ... LSU has won six of the last eight meetings, including two straight in Gainesville. ... LSU is one of four teams nationally that hasn’t thrown an interception this season. ... Ohio State transfer Joe Burrow is 5-0 as LSU’s starter and the only quarterback in school history with a pair of top-10 wins in his first three starts. ... Florida will induct 2007 Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow into the program’s Ring of Honor at the end of the first quarter. The Gators also will celebrate the 2008 national championship team at halftime.