GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s marquee matchup with LSU on Oct. 8 has been announced.
The Gators and Tigers, who will be in their second game without longtime head coach Les Miles, will kickoff at noon ET inside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. ESPN will broadcast the game.
While the Gators (3-1, 1-1 SEC) had a tough finish Saturday at Tennessee, giving up 38 straight points to squander a 21-point lead on the way to a 38-28 loss, times are more dire at LSU.
A day after an 18-13 loss at Auburn, the university fired Miles on Sunday and named defensive line coach Ed Orgeron as interim head coach for the rest of the season. The Tigers (2-2, 1-1) host Missouri this week before turning their focus to the Gators.
Florida has lost three straight and five of the last six meetings with LSU, including a 35-28 loss in Baton Rouge, La., last October. That was the Gators’ only loss in their first 10 games last fall.
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