The Florida Gators have started the season 4-0 for the first time since 2012, but now face their biggest test of the season as the No. 3 ranked Ole Miss Rebels come to town Saturday night. Kick-off at the Swamp is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. with coverage airing nationally on ESPN. The Baltimore Gator Club will host its weekly watch party for the contest, setting up at The Greene Turtle at McHenry Row. So come show your Gator pride as UF hosts Ole Miss for a critical SEC matchup!
The Greene Turtle – McHenry Row
1606 Whetstone Way
Baltimore, Md. 21230
Florida (4-0, 2-0 SEC) rallied from a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit to shock Tennessee, 28-27, in their return to the Swamp last Saturday afternoon. The game turned as freshman quarterback Will Grier hit classmate Antonio Callaway on fourth and 14 for a 63-yard touchdown with 1:26 left to give the Gators their first lead since the opening quarter. The UF defense then held Tennessee from moving the ball too deep and then Vols kicker Aaron Medley missed twice from 55-yards to give the Gators their 11th straight win in the series.
Grier was a little inconsistent in the game, but stepped up in the clutch hitting 11-of-17 throws for 141 yards and two touchdowns on the final two drives of the contest.
Kelvin Taylor contributed 102 yards and two scores on the ground while Calloway led the receiving corps with five catches for 112 yards and a very important touchdown.
Ole Miss (4-0, 2-0 SEC) comes to town fresh off of scrappy 27-16 home win over Vanderbilt. The previous week the Rebels shocked the college football world by going into Tuscaloosa and defeating Alabama, 43-37, for the school’s first back-to-back wins over the Crimson Tide.
Junior signal caller Chad Kelly has led a potent Rebel attack, completing 62% of his passes for 1,219 yards and ten touchdowns. His favorite target has been Laquon Treadwell who has made 22 catches for 332 yards and one touchdown this year.
Saturday’s matchup will be the 24th all-time between the Gators and Rebels with Ole Miss holding a 12-10-1 lead in the series, including a 6-3-1 mark in games played in Gainesville. In their last visit to the Swamp in 2008, the Rebels stunned the Gators with a 31-30 victory, stuffing Tim Tebow on fourth down to hold on. The Gators rallied from the defeat, however, and did not lose again en route to the program’s third national championship.