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Line: Florida -12.5
For the second straight season, everything has turned into a disaster for the LSU Tigers. It seems clear that Myles Brennan’s preseason arm injury will cost him his entire season. All-American cornerback Eli Ricks is out for the season with a shoulder injury. All-American cornerback Derek Stingley hasn’t suited up for LSU since the September 18 win over Central Michigan, as he’s dealing with an injury of his own. Finally, Kayshon Boutte, who is tied for the national lead with nine touchdown receptions, saw his season end with a leg injury against Kentucky last weekend. LSU is also the subject of an ongoing NCAA investigation.
All of that is to say, things have been bad for the Tigers. This weekend against Florida will likely not be all that much different. Quality of opponent obviously comes into play, but Florida checked all the right boxes last week in their 42-0 win over Vanderbilt, a game which may have inspired a newfound sense of confidence in the Gators. Emory Jones put together his best game of the season with four touchdown passes in the route of the Commodores. Could he replicate that against a depleted LSU team?