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FLORIDA FIRST LOOK: TEXAS A&M

The Florida Gators host Texas A&M on Saturday in Gainesville. Here is your first look at the Aggies.

SEASON SO FAR (4-2, 2-1 SEC)

Date Opponent Score
09/03/2017 at UCLA L 45-44
09/09/2017 Nicholls St. W 24-14
09/16/2017 Louisiana W 45-21
09/23/2017 Arkansas (Arlington) W 50-43 (1OT)
09/30/2017 South Carolina W 24-17
10/07/2017 Alabama L 27-19

STAT COMPARISON

UF PPG 25.0 27.8 TAM DEF PPG
UF TOTAL OFF 347.2 382.0 TAM TOTAL DEF
UF PASSING OFF 191.8 263.5 TAM PASSING DEF
UF RUSHING OFF 155.4 118.5 TAM RUSHING DEF
TAM PPG 34.3 24.2 UF DEF PPG
TAM TOTAL OFF 424.8 373.2 UF TOTAL DEF
TAM PASSING OFF 200.0 217.2 UF PASSING DEF
TAM RUSHING OFF 224.8 156.0 UF RUSHING DEF
UF TO MARGIN -0.40 1.00 TAM TO MARGIN

INJURIES AND SUSPENSIONS

Date Pos Player Injury Status
09/04/17 DB Donovan Wilson Foot out indefinitely
09/04/17 QB Nick Starkel Ankle out indefinitely
08/26/17 LB Dwaine Thomas Transferred out for season
08/24/17 DB Nick Harvey Knee out indefinitely

Source: donbest.com

CHALLENGES

Florida is now in the meat of their schedule. Last week was a tough loss to a talented LSU, now the Gators face a Texas A&M team that played No.1 Alabama closer than anyone so far this season. The Gators won by the skin of their teeth over both Tennessee and Kentucky, two teams not expected to do particularly well. Now that the Gators are facing better teams they need to throw a few new glitches into things to try to gain an edge on these more talented teams. A trick play, fake punt or surprise on-side kick could be the difference in a game. Kevin Sumlin is fighting for his job and doing a pretty good job at it. Playing in the Swamp should give Florida the edge but that's what many thought against LSU. This will be a hard-fought game and probably very close. The Aggies may be at a little mental disadvantage after their near miss against Bama. The same could be said for Florida though. The team that handles adversity the best will win.

Saturday's game kicks off at 7 pm ET and can be seen on ESPN2.



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