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  1. Escambia94

    Official Game Thread 2023 Week 13: #4 FSU Seminoles at Florida Gators 11/25/2023

    Overview The 67th edition of the Sunshine Showdown will take place under the lights at Steve Spurrier Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on November 25, 2023. Both teams will be starting backup quarterbacks after having season-ending injuries to both Graham Mertz and Travis Jordan last week...
  2. Escambia94

    Official Game Thread 2023 Week 11: Florida Gators at #18 LSU Tigers 11/11/23

    Overview Florida is coming off a 36-39 loss to Arkansas at home in overtime with a rather low chance of making a bowl game at 5-4 (3-3). The Gators face #18 LSU in Death Valley, a team that Florida has lost to 4 times in a row and where their record is currently 33-33-3 all-time. The Bengal...
  3. Escambia94

    OGT 2023 Week 10: Arkansas at Florida (Salute to Veterans)

    Overview This will be the 13th meeting between the Florida Gators (5-3, 3-2) and the Arkansas Razorbacks (2-6, 0-5). Florida leads the series 10-2, with the last meeting being 63-35 victory for the Gators in the Swamp in 2020. Billy Napier is 11-10 (6-7) in his second year as head coach of...
  4. Escambia94

    OGT 2023 Week 9: World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party 10/28/2023

    Overview Welcome to the 100th meeting between rivals in what many still call "The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party". The plot this year is somewhat similar to last year's as the Gators are unranked and the Bulldogs are firing on all cylinders as the #1 team in America. Last year the Gators...
  5. Escambia94

    OGT 2023 Week 7: Florida at South Carolina (10/14/2023)

    Overview This Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 2:30 PM EDT the Florida Gators meet the South Carolina Gamecocks for the 44th time since 1911. The Gators won 25 of last 32 since 1964. The ‘Cocks are favored by 2 at home and the over/under is 52.5. Gainesville: Florida leads, 17-2 Columbia: Florida...
  6. Escambia94

    OGT 2023 Week 6: Vanderbilt at Florida (10/7/2023)

    Overview The Florida Gators (3-2, 1-1) return home with their tails between their legs after a molly-whopping at the hands of the Kentucky Wildcats. Their opponent will be the Vanderbilt Commodores (2-4, 0-2) who are coming off four successive losses to Missouri, Kentucky, UNLV, and Wake Forest...
  7. Escambia94

    OGT 2023 Week 5: #22 Florida (3-1) 14 at Kentucky 33 (9/30/2023)

    Overview The #22 Florida Gators travel to Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky to face the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday, September 30th at noon EDT on ESPN. Kentucky is favored by 1, which is down from 3 earlier in the week. The Gators lead the all-time series 53-20 in a rivalry that goes back...
  8. Escambia94

    OGT 2023 Week 4: Charlotte 7 at #25 Florida (2-1) 22 (9/23/2023)

    #25 Florida Gators vs Charlotte 49ers Overview The game will be on ESPN+ at 7PM Eastern. The Gators are favored by 28 and the over/under is 49.5. This will be the first match-up between the mighty Florida Gators and the Charlotte 49ers. Charlotte is currently 1-2 with its lone win coming against...
  9. Escambia94

    OGT 2023 Week 3: #11 Tennessee 16, Florida (1-1) 29 (9/16/2023)

    Florida Gators vs #11 Tennessee How to watch or listen: Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit will be announcing the game on ESPN at 7 PM. Sean Kelley, Shane Matthews, and Tate Casey will be available over Gator Sports Network from Learfield. Overview: The Florida Gators open their SEC schedule...
  10. Escambia94

    OGT 2023 Week 2: Florida Gators (0-1) 49, McNeese 7 (9/9/2023)

    Florida Gators vs McNeese How to watch or listen: The Florida Gators head home with their tails tucked between their legs hoping for a rebound from their first of many losses this season, and their fourth straight loss going back to November of last year. McNeese is coming off a 34-52 loss to...
  11. Escambia94

    OGT 2023 Week 1: Florida Gators 11, #14 Utah Utes 24 (8/31/2023)

    Florida Gators at #14 Utah Utes How to watch or listen: The Gators open up the season all alone on Thursday night as Hurricane Idalia bears down on the Sunshine State. For the fans able to watch the game, this match-up will be broadcast on ESPN, Cox Cable channel 7/ 1007, and DirecTV channel 8...
  12. Escambia94

    Las Vegas Bowl: Florida Gators vs Oregon State 12/17/22

    The Florida Gators will take on the Oregon State Beavers for the first time in history on Saturday, December 17 at 11:30 AM. Billy Napier is 6-6/ 3-5 with the Gators, 46-19 overall. Jonathan Smith is 25-31 with the Beavers. The bowl payout is $2.9M per school. The Beavers opened up favored by 1...
  13. Escambia94

    Official Game Thread: Week 13 Florida Gators at FSU Seminoles 11/25/22

    Overview The 66th edition of the Sunshine Showdown will take place under the Friday night lights of the FSU high school stadium known as Doak Campbell Stadium at Ron Zook Field. The Gators are 37-26-2 all-time against the Noles in a rivalry that dates back to 1958. The Gators have won the last 3...
  14. Escambia94

    Official Game Thread Week 12: Florida Gators at Vanderbilt Commodores 11/19/22

    The Florida Gators (6-4, 3-4) head to Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee to take on the Vanderbilt Commodores (4-6, 1-5). Florida is favored by 14.5 points and the O/U is at 57.5. Florida leads the all-time series 43-10-2, which goes back to 1945. The Gators have won 30 of the last 31...
  15. Escambia94

    Official Game Thread Week 11: Florida Gators vs South Carolina Gamecocks 11/12/22

    The Florida Gators meet the South Caroline Gamecocks for the 43rd time since 1911. The Gators won 24 of last 31 since 1964. Gainesville: Florida leads, 16-2 Columbia: Florida leads, 12-8-1 Neutral: Florida leads, 1-0-2 The Cocks have a signature win over #13 Kentucky, even though the Cats were...
  16. Escambia94

    Official Game Thread Week 10: Florida Gators at Texas A&M Aggies 11/5/2022

    Overview The Florida Gators (4-4, 1-4) face the Texas A&M Aggies (3-5, 1-4) for the sixth time, and the second time in two years in College Station. Florida is 2-3 all-time against the Aggies, 1-1 at Kyle Field. The Aggies are favored by 3.5 and the over/under is 54.5. Date/ Location UF TAMU...
  17. Escambia94

    Official game Thread Week 9: NR Florida Gators vs #1 Georgia Bulldogs "World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party" 10/29/22

    Overview Welcome to the 99th incarnation of the heated rivalry between the Florida Gators and the Georgia Bulldogs--the "World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party", the "Florida-Georgia Game", or the "War for the Oar". The Gators limp into TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida at 4-3 (1-3 SEC)...
  18. Escambia94

    Official Game Thread Week 7: Florida Gators vs LSU Tigers 10/15/22

    Overview It's Tom Petty Day in the Swamp as the Florida Gators take on the LSU Tigers in the Swamp and look to go 2-0 against Tiger teams. The Gators will be favored by 2.5 and the over/under is at 47.5. Kickoff will be at 6:00 PM CT/ 7:00 PM ET. This will be the first meeting between Brian...
  19. Escambia94

    Official Game Thread Week 1: Florida Gators vs #8 Utah Utes 9/3/2022

    Overview The Florida Gators kick off the 2022 season by hosting the #8 and 2021 Pac-12 champion Utah Utes here at the Swamp (7:00 ET). The Gators look to erase the memory of a disappointing 6-7 season where they went 2-6 in the SEC. The Gators allowed 26.8 points per game (#74) and managed to...
  20. Escambia94

    Week 14: Florida Gators vs FSU Seminoles - 11/28/2021

    The 65th edition of the Sunshine Showdown will be a battle of between 5-6 teams seemingly headed in opposite directions. The Florida Gators limp into the contest after losing in overtime to the Missouri Tigers 23-24. The FSU Seminoles come into the contest surging from their walk-off victory...