Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs. Florida Gators
The Florida Gators (5-4) host the Eastern Kentucky Colonels (9-2) in UF's first game since the announcement that Will Muschamp would not be returning as head coach after the end of the season. The Gators are coming off an overtime loss to South Carolina, which knocked Florida out of division contention. FCS team Eastern Kentucky staged a comeback win last week over Murray State and is looking for its second win against an FBS opponent this season. This game marks the first-ever meeting between the two football programs.
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How to watch
Details for Saturday's game are below:
Kickoff: Noon ET
Live stream: The game can be live streamed here.
TV coverage: SEC Network
11/15: South Carolina 23, Florida 20 OT
The Gators settled for a field goal in overtime, hoping that it would be enough for a victory, but South Carolina scored a touchdown on the following drive to win the game and knock Florida out of division contention. Florida had a 17-10 lead with less than a minute left when the Gamecocks blocked Kyle Christy's punt, recovered it and scored four plays later. South Carolina's special teams also blocked a field goal attempt that would've put Florida ahead 20-10 with three minutes remaining.
11/8: Florida 34, Vanderbilt 10
Florida won its second straight game and kept its hopes alive for the SEC East title as they beat Vanderbilt for the 12th straight time in Nashville. The Gators had 215 yards passing and 214 yards rushing while holding the ball for more than 35 minutes. Vanderbilt helped out Florida by turning the ball over four times, leading to 13 points for the Gators.
11/1: Florida 38, Georgia 20
After falling behind 7-0, Florida scored 31-straight points to upset then-No. 11 Georgia. The Gators only attempted six passes and rushed 60 times for 418 yards and five touchdowns. Kelvin Taylor had 25 carries for 197 yards and two touchdowns, and Matt Jones had 25 carries for 192 yards and two touchdowns.
10/18: Missouri 42, Florida 13
The loss was Florida's first to Missouri at home. The Tiger defense scored touchdowns on two Florida turnovers, and Missouri added a kick return touchdown and punt return touchdown. The Gators lost despite outgaining Missouri 283-119.
10/11: LSU 30, Florida 27
Florida and LSU were tied after a Francisco Velez field goal with 1:49 left on the clock, but the Tigers were able to drive down the field to kick a game-winner from 50 yards with just three seconds remaining in the game. Jeff Driskel threw for 183 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions while leading the Gators in rushing with 71 yards. Florida outgained LSU, but three turnovers were too much to overcome.
10/4: Florida 10, Tennessee 7
Florida and Tennessee combined for 265 yards in a defensive struggle that saw the Gators bench struggling quarterback Jeff Driskel. Driskel threw three interceptions and only tallied 59 yards on 23 pass attempts, while running back Matt Jones led the Florida offense with 114 yards and a touchdown on the ground.
9/20: Alabama 42, Florida 21
The Gators tied No. 3 Alabama early in the third quarter before the Crimson Tide put together a 21-point run to pull away for the win. The Florida defense forced four turnovers, but the offense turned it over three times and was just two of 13 on third down conversions. Jeff Driskel threw for 93 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. He added 56 yards and a score on the ground.
9/13: Florida 36, Kentucky 30 (3OT)
Florida held off Kentucky in three overtimes after the Gators forced three turnovers and totaled more than 500 yards of offense. Jeff Driskel threw for 295 yards, three touchdowns and an interception, while Demarcus Robinson caught 15 passes for 216 yards and two touchdowns. Matt Jones rushed for 156 yards and a score.
9/6: Florida 65, Eastern Michigan 0
Florida's defense forced five turnovers and held Eastern Michigan to just 125 yards of total offense, while the Gators racked up 655 yards. Jeff Driskel threw for 248 yards, and the Florida backfield compiled 259 yards and four touchdowns. Freshman quarterback Treon Harris completed both of his pass attempts for 148 yards and two touchdowns.
Eastern Kentucky will travel to Gainesville to play their second game against an FBS program this season. The first matchup was in Week 2 against Miami (OH), who they defeated 17-10. EKU is 7-20 against FBS schools all-time and 0-4 against SEC opponents. After getting off to a 6-0 start, the Colonels lost two games to finish second in the Ohio Valley Conference. They are currently ranked 14 in the FCS Top-25 poll and are likely to get a bid to play in the FCS playoffs.