The Florida Gators are riding high at No. 11 in the latest AP Poll after dismantling then No. 3 Ole Miss in the Swamp last weekend. Now the Gators try to continue their season-opening win streak with a tricky road game at Missouri on Saturday night. Kick-off is slated for 7:30 p.m. (ET) at Memorial Stadium with coverage of the game airing live on the SEC Network. The Baltimore Gator Club will once again host its weekly watch party at The Greene Turtle in McHenry Row for the game. So come on down and break out your favorite Orange and Blue gear to cheer on the Gators against the Tigers.
The Greene Turtle – McHenry Row
1606 Whetstone Way
Baltimore, Md. 21230
Florida (5-0, 3-0 SEC) came out firing last weekend, scoring twice in each of the first two quarters and the defense was stout throughout en route to a 38-10 drubbing of Ole Miss last Saturday in Gainesville. After going three-and-out on the first series, freshman quarterback Will Grier led the Gators to touchdowns on the next two drives and UF never looked back. The rookie signal caller finished the game 24-of-29 passing for 271 yards and four touchdowns.
The Gator defense was huge all night, stuffing a Rebel offense that had racked up 43 points and 433 yards at Alabama two weeks prior. Florida harassed Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly all night, forcing an interception and a fumble.
Missouri (4-1, 1-1 SEC) pulled away from South Carolina at home last weekend to even its conference record with a 24-10 win. The Tigers had to install freshman Drew Locke at QB following Maty Mauk’s suspension and the rookie completed 21-of-28 passes for 136 yards and two touchdowns. Mizzou got its running game going, though, rushing for a season-best 163 yards, led by Ish Witter who gained 98 yards on 17 carries, and scored a touchdown. The Tiger defense forced three interceptions to limit the Gamecock offense.
Saturday’s contests will mark the fifth-ever meeting between Florida and Missouri with the Tigers holding a 3-1 advantage, including wins in each of the last two years. Last season, Missouri waltzed into Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and made the Gators pay for each and every mistake, running away with a 42-13 win despite gaining only 119 yards.