High Hopes and Hindsight: Florida vs Charleston Southern Preview

Gators FirstCorrespondent ISeptember 4, 2009

Written by Gatorsfirst.com Co-Founder Jesse Colston

I can’t believe it’s already here. Football season. College football season. Florida Gators dominating EVERYBODY season.

I know we all have high hopes this year and it starts with a little warm-up game at 7 o’clock this Saturday night. Charleston Southern (7-5 last year; 0-16 all-time against FBS schools) comes to the Swamp with a little extra money in their pockets and a little extra padding on their shoulders. The Gators are looking for someone else to hit and Tim Tebow says he’s 100 percent going into the season for the first time in his career...

Florida is 340 point favorite but I don’t expect them to cover. Expect to see a great scrimmage type game, only this time the defense is allowed to flatten the QB into the turf. Florida will come out firing early with a quick score on the first drive.

Charleston Southern will gain a first down on the first series as our defense gets settled in but will punt soon after. There isn’t much reason to think Florida won’t score on every possession but let’s chalk a couple of punts up to losing field position on some “opening day jitter” penalties.

Florida will put up half a hundred in the first half but will slow a little in the second as Meyer & Co. will  use the big lead to see some of the youngsters test their skills against a team with different colors. All in all, everyone will look impressive but it will mostly be attributed to the lack of opposition from the competition.

Final Score: Florida 74 – Charleston Southern 3

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