Hollywood & Higdon Bold Game Week Predictions

There hasn't been a lot of good happen to either Florida or Florida State this season and so something has to give Saturday night. The two under performing programs square off in The Swamp where it isn't exactly the easiest of places to play. Jason Higdon and Hollywood Bob Redman give some thought to a few things that may actually go in Florida's favor, even if they don't seem that likely.

From the desk of Jason Higdon…

Use some protection this time…
The Florida Gators host the Florida State Seminoles Saturday night in the Swamp as quarterback John Brantley readies himself for Senior day. The Gator offensive line has a tall task in front of them against a ferocious Florida State defensive line. The Gator offensive line will be ready for the challenge and will hold the Seminoles to less than two sacks.

When it Raineys it pours…
Chris Rainey has been a work horse all year for the Gators and Saturday night will be no different. Chris Rainey will run, catch and return his way to over 200 all-purpose yards.

The drive for five… The Florida defense has had its share of troubles getting to the quarterback but not on this night. The Gator defense will combine for five sacks on the night.

From the desk of Bob Redman…

Brantley goes out a hero…
With the protection that John Brantley will get in Jason's first point, John Brantley will have the game of his career at Florida and throw for three touchdowns.

The under 50 club…
I am going to piggy back on Jason's five sacks for the Gator defense here and knowing the FSU has had issues running the ball almost all season. I will say the Florida defense will hold FSU to under 50 yards rushing on the night.

Three picks…
FSU hasn't thrown an interception in the last three games, but threw 12 in the first eight games of the year. If the Gators can get the pressure we have described, then the ball will be thrown up for grabs. The Florida defense hasn't exactly been an interception machine this year, but I go out on a limb and say they pick off three in this game.


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