Florida Atlantic @ No. 7 Florida
Last Season Records: Florida 8-4; Florida Atlantic 5-4
What to Know
The Florida Gators and the Florida Atlantic Owls are opening their 2021 seasons against one another at 7:30 p.m. ET next Saturday at Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. While Florida was not exactly top dog last year, they did wrap up the year with a winning record of 8-4. Florida Atlantic is in much the same boat after finishing their last season at 5-4.
A couple last-season offensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Gators were the best in the nation in passing touchdowns, finishing the 2020 season with 46. Less enviably, Florida Atlantic was 10th worst when it came to passing yards per game last season, with the squad coming up with only 144.4 on average. The good news for Florida Atlantic, of course, is that these forces working against them might not carry over into the new season.
Florida is the favorite in this one, with an expected 24-point margin of victory. A win is hardly a sure thing, especially this early in the season, so expect a good game.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium — Gainesville, Florida
- TV: SEC Network
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Gators are a big 24-point favorite against the Owls, according to the latest college football odds.
Florida won the only game these two teams have played in the last seven years.
- Nov 21, 2015 – Florida 20 vs. Florida Atlantic 14