The offenses in this game will be even uglier than this baby.... and that's saying a lot.
There's a reason for the picture you see to your left. This week, I chose LSU-Florida as the game of the week. The offenses in this game will be even uglier than that photoshopped baby. Which is saying a lot.
Not because it's literally the best game available, but because it ought to be amusing. Especially if you dislike both teams (not that I do). This has "3-2" written all over it. Florida and LSU have strong defenses but no offense. LSU has talent on that side of the ball, but they are very poorly coached and probably have the wrong quarterback in. Florida has talent and a good head coach, but they have a poor offensive coordinator and the worst center in the long history of SEC football. Yes, Pouncey is THAT bad. They can't execute a good snap. We all saw against Alabama how ugly it can get.
This primetime matchup in the Swamp features the Gators, who were ripped apart by elephant tusks last week, and the LSU Tigers, who volunteered to give a young coach a victory, but changed their mind right before it was too late.
How will this game play out? Here are my predictions. If you like offensive woes, this might be a good one for you:
Florida gets the ball to open the game, but they go backwards after some high snaps send UF deeper and deeper into their own territory. Patrick Peterson returns a punt near the UF 25-yard line, but LSU fails to move with Jordan Jefferson. They attempt a field goal, but it's blocked by the Gators. Scoreless tie.
After some rare first downs and offensive woes back-and-forth, Florida finally provides some excitement in the second quarter. A long drive stalls in the red zone, but the field goal is made, so Florida leads 3-0 going into halftime.
After the most boring third quarter you might ever see, the Gators strike again in the fourth, but it's only a field goal. 6-0, Gators. Finally, Les Miles makes Lee the full-time starter starting from that point. Lee finds Terrance Tolliver deep to the one-yard line with six minutes left. That play puts LSU over 100 yards of offense, actually. The next play, Lee goes play-action and finds the RB Ridley for a TD. LSU leads at last, 7-6. After Florida goes 3-and-out, LSU gets the ball, chews a little clock, but is forced to punt. Florida's offense then goes to work and moves into field goal range. At the 27-yard line, with three second remaining, Caleb Sturgis (If he's back from injury, that is) has his field goal BLOCKED by LSU. But what's this? A whistle. Les Miles, to the outrage of his fans (once again), called a timeout to ice the kicker. Florida gets another chance. It's good, and Florida wins!
Florida 9, LSU 7