GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s Florida vs. Attrition vs. South Carolina.
The Gators (6-2, 4-2 SEC) host the Gamecocks (5-4, 3-4) at 12 p.m. ET Saturday at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Florida, besieged by injuries, must find a way to beat South Carolina in order to tighten its grip on the SEC East.
The Gators will be without starting quarterback Luke Del Rio (shoulder), center Cam Dillard (knee) and linebacker Alex Anzalone (broken arm), with fellow starting linebacker Jarrad Davis also likely out because of a lingering ankle injury.
All eyes will be behind center, as Florida turns back to Purdue transfer Austin Appleby for the third time this year, with freshman Feleipe Franks waiting in the wings. But with Atlanta conceivably on the line, desperate times may call for desperate measures for Jim McElwain and the Gators.
A good performance could also be a boon for the Gators in recruiting. They expect a big list of visitors in attendance on Saturday.
Florida beat writers Ryan Young and Zach Abolverdi will provide expert analysis from Ben Hill Griffin Stadium during the game. Follow along on our live blog right here at game time.
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