LSU vs. Florida: Battle in the Swamp 2012 PreviewOctober 3, 2012
by: Jordan Marks
As the 5-0 Tigers of LSU roll into “The Swamp,” the battle against 4-0 Florida looks to be a good one.
We have not seen LSU lose since last year’s national championship game, and prior to that, they had a pretty hefty winning streak. The Tigers have started the year on the right foot, but has yet to face any competition up to the caliber of SEC elites. This game against Florida will be a true testament to LSU’s defense.
As for Florida, while most undefeated teams in the country have at the most two conference wins, not only do they three, but two on the road at “Rocky Top” (Tennessee) and Texas A&M. The Gators are hoping to use the game to show that they are back in competition with those SEC elites (or elite, you get the point).
The Tiger’s quarterback, Zach Mettenberg will have a huge undertaking as he lead his team to only one TD in their only road game against Auburn. He cannot afford to play the same type of game in Gainesville if he wants to bring a win back to Baton Rouge.
This game should not be too exciting, but rather have remnants of the TD-less LSU-Bama game of last season. Each team brings a top 20 rushing attack to table as well as 10 top points against defenses.
The winner of this game will need to break 15 points, and maintain what they have been doing all season on defense if they want to get the victory. Florida looks to have the upper hand having already faced comparable competition.
Florida wins 20-10.