Saturday, September 10, 2005Louisiana Tech-Florida
The Game: One final warmup for the Gators before their showdown with Tennessee (the Vols have the week off). I expect a lot of young guys to play and Chris Leak to improve his running in Meyer's spread option. Wouldn't hurt to kick more extra points too.
The Players: Well Louisiana Tech's players are just looking for something to do other than talk about the hurricane. They will play their hearts out in a game where they are grossly overmatched. As for Florida, I expect backup quarterback Josh Portis to get more time and many of the younger guys (Nyan Boateng, etc.) to play.
The Numbers: Florida is in the second of their annual "twinkie doubleheader" before Tennessee. Last week Leak set a school record with 17 straight completions.
The Line: Florida by 29.5, hasn't changed since it opened.
The Forecast: A substanial Gator win.
The Pick: Florida 48, La. Tech 21