No. 17 Florida travels to No. 10 LSU for the two's 60th anniversary, to be celebrated in the roars of Death Valley.
Year in, year out, the rivalry is regarded as one of the most anticipated meetings of the South, and this season's SEC contest is expected to rise to the occasion yet again. The Gators reign as the conference's best defense while the Tigers lead the SEC in third-down conversion rate (58.3 percent) and success in the red zone (90 percent) under the direction of offensive coordinator Cam Cameron.
Florida (4-1, 3-0 SEC) comes to Baton Rouge coasting off a 30-10 win against Arkansas in The Swamp. Against the Hogs, the Gators showed that new starting QB Tyler Murphy is settling into his role comfortably, flashing threats in his passing and running games.
Louisiana State (5-1, 2-1 SEC) welcomes Florida after its 59-26 victory against Mississippi State last weekend. The Tigers' wide-margin win was a much-needed boost following their sole loss of the season against the top-10 Georgia Bulldogs in Week 5.
Both squads emerged from last weekend with SEC honors by Tigers QB Zach Mettenberger (SEC Offensive Player of the Week) and Gators DB Loucheiz Purifoy (SEC Defensive Player of the Week). This game will be a battle between an elite defense and a high-powered offense in the SEC. What more could you ask for from Week 7?
When: Saturday, Oct. 12; 3:30 p.m. ET
Where: Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, La.
Radio: Sirius 94, XM 200
Spread: LSU (-7) Via Matchbook.com