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October will be the month where we really find out what this Gators football team is made of.
Fortunately for the Gators, they get to play two of the four games at home and another game just 70 miles north of campus. While I tend to agree that the Gators' 4-0 start this season feels different that a year ago and it is certainly more impressive, I'm not ready to drink the Kool Aid just yet.
Florida will go 2-2 in October, which will keep them in the hunt to represent the East in the SEC Championship game.
The Gators will be able to keep the game close against LSU, but their defense hasn't faced a true running offense. LSU will be able to run the ball against the Gators and control the clock to win the game.
The following week Florida will get a win in Nashville against the Commodores. Florida showed that they can make adjustments at halftime and can contain a mobile quarterback.
Johnny Manziel is a much bigger rushing threat than Jordan Rogers and if the Gators can keep him in the pocket and force him to throw the ball to win the game, it will be a long day for the 'Dores.
Coming back home the Gators will face a very tough defense against South Carolina. This is the toughest game to predict and should be a very low-scoring affair.
Florida has lost two straight to South Carolina and the 'Ole Ball Coach should make it three against his alma mater this year.
If Connor Shaw and Marcus Lattimore are still healthy, they should be able to control the clock and keep the Gators offense off of the field. Florida will struggle to move the ball on the ground and Jeff Driskel will have a tough time throwing the ball against this defense.
Rounding out the October schedule the Gators will get back on track and take down Georgia. Georgia was able to tee off on an immobile quarterback last season but Driskel is the exact opposite of that. We will know a lot more about Driskel by the time we get to this game, but he will be better for playing this kind of competition.
The defense will need to slow down freshman standout Todd Gurley, but if they can do that and make Georgia one dimensional, they will be able to pressure Aaron Murray and should be able to slow down Georgia's high-powered offensive attack.
It's early and these predictions could change on a week-to-week basis but splitting the four games would be a good month for the Gators. Going 2-2 in October would keep the Gators in the hunt in the SEC if they can take care of business the rest of the way.