No. 14 Florida expects to face stiff test at Vanderbilt
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The 14th-ranked Florida Gators know they face a serious test Saturday against the Commodores at Vanderbilt.
Florida RB Davis out ‘extended period’ with broken left foot
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida running back Malik Davis will miss an "extended period" after breaking his left foot.
Coach Dan Mullen says he's unsure how long Davis will be sidelined. A sophomore from Tampa, Davis tore a ligament in his right knee against Georgia last October and missed the final four games.
Davis' latest absence could mean more opportunities for freshman Dameon Pierce, who leads the team with 162 yards rushing.
Florida expects quick fix on defense after tumultuous 2017
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida linebacker David Reese remembers the low point of 2017 as well as any bone-jarring hit or tackle for loss.
It came on a cool day at Missouri in early November.
The Gators allowed 227 yards rushing, 228 yards passing and six touchdowns to the Tigers, who had lost their first four Southeastern Conference games by a combined 85 points.
‘Cocktail Party’ delivers upsets, chaos for Florida, Georgia
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — "The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party" has been a sobering experience for favorites over the years.
With a dozen upsets in the last four decades, the Southeastern Conference series between Florida and Georgia has become one of college football's most unpredictable rivalries.
The third-ranked Bulldogs (7-0, 4-0 SEC) and Gators (3-3, 3-2) don't even have to delve too deep into their history to realize anything can — and often does — happen in nearby Jacksonville.
KICKOFF: 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, Florida
RADIO: WDGL-FM, 98.1; WWL-AM, 870; WWL-FM, 105.3; KLWB-FM, 103.7
SERIES: Florida leads 32-28-3
LAST MEETING: Florida 16, LSU 10 (Nov. 19, 2016 in Tiger Stadium)
RECORD: 3-1, 3-0 Southeastern Conference
RESULTS SO FAR: Lost to Michigan 33-17 on Sept. 2, defeated Tennessee 26-20 on Sept. 16, beat Kentucky 28-27 on Sept. 23, defeated Vanderbilt 38-24 on Saturday
MISSOULA -- Montana's first spring football scrimmage Friday gave us a peak into the Grizzlies' ever-evolving depth chart as they prepare for the 2017 season.
It's tough to pinpoint who will start at a handful of positions right now because several key players were missing from the scrimmage. We got an idea of whom the Griz coaches value based on playing time and order though.
No. 22 Florida loses QB Luke Del Rio ‘for a while’
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Jim McElwain ended up making a quarterback change after all.
He had no choice this time.
The 22nd-ranked Gators will be without quarterback Luke Del Rio "for a while," maybe even the rest of the season, because of a right shoulder injury.
"It's bad, man," McElwain said Monday. "When you can't lift your duffel bag up, chances are something's hurt, right?"