A once very promising season is turning into a one on the verge of ending this weekend. John Brantley is still hurt, and with his absence, the offense has totally deceased. We are now at the halfway point and a couple of weeks ago, people were talking SEC Championship Game.Now, they just want to get to a bowl game.
The Gators are two wins shy of the six-win plateau that will guarantee them a bowl game, but the path is not an easy one. The game against Furman on Nov. 19 is a safe bet for a win, and since they are the only FCS team on their schedule, it will count towards the six needed wins.
The other five, however, are very tough. They have visits to Auburn and the newly liberated South Carolina Gamecocks. The departure of Stephen Garcia has brought new life to their offense with Connor Shaw. They have a neutral site game in Jacksonville against Georgia and welcome Vanderbilt and Florida State. The road is long, with many a winding turn, and the Gators must put their offense into gear.
This weekend, the Gators travel to Jordan-Hare Stadium and play an unpredictable Auburn team. With Jeff Driskel’s health returning, it is unclear who will get the start at quarterback, him or the other freshman, Jacoby Brissett, and rest assured, the Tigers will be ready for either. There is a lot to know about this Auburn team, and here are the top 10 things to look out for this weekend.