Saturday, October 15, 2005Florida-LSU
The Game: It's basically do or die for both of these teams as a second loss in the SEC will be extremely tough to overcome with Alabama, Auburn and Georgia sporting undefeated conference records. LSU seems to have recovered from a shocking loss to Tennessee, while the jury is still out on Florida.
The Players: The attention has been given to the quarterbacks Chris Leak and JaMarcus Russell but the running backs tell the story. Can Florida get production from their committee of DeShawn Wynn, Markus Manson and Skyler Thornton? Will LSU give the ball to superstud Joseph Addai more than 15 times?
The Numbers: Too many to list. LSU has won two of the last three, but Florida has won 14-of-17 overall and are 10-3 at Death Valley.
The Line: Opened at LSU -6.5 and it's dropped to -6.
The Forecast: Florida has to get its offense going or Chris Leak will suffer another beating at the hands of LSU's strong front seven. LSU needs to jump out quickly and completely take what little emotion Florida seems to have these days.
The Pick: LSU 23, Florida 17