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Georgia Southern vs. Florida: TV Info, Spread, Injury Updates, Game Time, More

Nov 16, 2013; Columbia, SC, USA; Florida Gators quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg (17) throws against the South Carolina Gamecocks in the second half at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports
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Chris RolingFeatured ColumnistNovember 21, 2013

The Florida Gators have lost five in a row and need a major rebound performance before a date with the No. 2 Florida State Seminoles to close the season.

Georgia Southern makes the trip to Gainesville Saturday with a 6-4 record. The Eagles won their last game in the Southern Conference a week ago over Elon before they make the jump to the Sun Belt Conference next year.

Florida enters the favorable contest at 4-6 after a 19-14 loss to then-ranked No. 10 South Carolina a week ago.

Here is everything fans need to know about the matchup.

 

When: Saturday, Nov. 23 at 2 p.m. ET

Where: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, Fla.

Television: Local

Live Stream: ESPN3

Betting Lines (via Vegas Insider)

  • Over/Under: 43
  • Spread: Florida (-27.5)

 

Eagles Injury Report

Injury info unavailable.

 

Gators Injury Report (via USA Today)

Gators Injury Report
PlayerPos.DateDetailsStatusInjury
Andre DeboseWR08/07/2013will miss the entire seasonOutknee
Jeff DriskelQB09/30/2013will miss the remainder of the seasonOutbroken fibula
Dominique EasleyDT09/25/2013will miss the remainder of the seasonOutright knee
Chaz GreenT08/26/2013will miss the entire seasonOutshoulder surgery
D.J. HumphriesT10/30/2013is expected to miss 2-4 weeksOutknee
Matt JonesRB10/14/2013will miss the remainder of the seasonOutknee/leg
Tyler MooreT11/06/2013will miss the remainder of the seasonOutelbow
Antonio MorrisonLB11/11/2013will miss the remainder of the seasonOutknee
Tyler MurphyQB11/18/2013is questionable for Saturday's game against Georgia SouthernQuestionableshoulder
Jeremi PowellLB10/20/2013will miss the remainder of the seasonOutknee
Marcus RobersonCB11/18/2013is questionable for Saturday's game against Georgia SouthernQuestionableankle
Matt RolinLB08/17/2013will miss the entire seasonOutknee
Jordan SheritDE09/30/2013is out indefinitelyOutknee
Colin ThompsonTE11/18/2013is questionable for Saturday's game against Georgia SouthernQuestionablefoot
Nick WashingtonDB09/09/2013will miss the remainder of the seasonOutshoulder
USA Today

Sep 21, 2013; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators running back Mack Brown (33) runs with the ball during the second half  against the Tennessee Volunteersat Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Florida Gators defeated the Tennessee Volunteers 31-17. Mandatory Credi
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Can Florida Rebound?

A game of this caliber could not have come at a better time for the Gators.

Florida is reeling. Starting quarterback Tyler Murphy is questionable for the contest against the Eagles, which means redshirt freshman Skyler Mornhinweg may be forced into action once more.

The third quarterback on the depth chart coming into the season, Mornhinweg was thrown to the wolves—err, Gamecocks—last week and did well for himself on 10-of-13 passing for 107 yards and an interception.

COLUMBIA, SC - NOVEMBER 16:  Kelvin Taylor #21 of the Florida Gators celebrates after scoring a touchdown during their game against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Williams-Brice Stadium on November 16, 2013 in Columbia, South Carolina.  (Photo by Streete
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Much more will be expected of Mornhinweg against inferior competition.

Over the course of Florida's losing streak, the offense has failed to post more than 20 points. Conversely, the defense has surrendered that or more in three of five despite a favorable No. 14 overall rank in scoring defense.

Saturday is a chance to break several negative trends and save the season.

 

Prediction

The outcome of this game is all but determined.

The Eagles are in the midst of a great season, but they have played just two games against opposition outside of the Southern Conference—Savannah State of the MEAC and St. Francis of the NEC.

Georgia Southern is getting paid a cool $550,000 to make the trip to Gainesville and take a beating per ESPN's Michael DiRocco.

The talent disparity is simply too much. Florida needs to do two things in this matchup—stay healthy and get things back on track.

Jameis Winston and the Seminoles await.

 

Final Score: Gators 36, Eagles 6

 

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