Looking to stay alive in the SEC race, and continue a two-game winning streak, the Florida Gators return home to the Swamp to host division rival South Carolina on Saturday afternoon. Kick-off at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium is set for 12:00 p.m., with coverage once again airing on the SEC Network. Come on out to The Greene Turtle at McHenry Row where the Baltimore Gator Club will be hosting a watch party for the big game! We’ve had some great crowds this season and love seeing all of the Orange and Blue!
Florida (5-3, 4-3 SEC) continued its momentum from the big win over Georgia on Nov. 1 to earn a solid 34-10 victory on the road over Vanderbilt. Freshman quarterback Treon Harris, who was making just his second career start, was called upon to lead the offense and did just that. The rookie signal caller threw for 215 yards while also rushing for 49 yards and two scores. The Gator rushing attack continued to be a force, gaining 214 yards on the ground, led by Matt Jones who racked up 82 yards.
South Carolina (4-5, 2-5 SEC) is coming off of a bye week after dropping a 45-42 overtime loss at home to Tennessee back on the first weekend of November. In his first year under center, redshirt senior Dylan Thompson has had a breakout year, despite the results. Thompson has completed over 60% of his passes, averaging 287.6 yards per game. He has accounted for a total of 22 touchdowns, compared to ten interceptions.
Florida leads the all-time series 24-7-3 and holds a 13-1 mark against the Gamecocks in games played in Gainesville. The teams have traded wins each of the past three years with the home team winning each contest after South Carolina earned its first-ever win at the Swamp back in 2010, a 36-14 victory.