No. 7 Florida ready to host Jacksonville State

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Maybe, just maybe, No. 7 Florida will get to relax Saturday.

The Gators (9-1) have played three consecutive nail-bitters, losing to rival Georgia and then edging Missouri and Louisiana-Lafayette.

Florida returned a blocked punt for a touchdown in the final seconds against ULL last week to avoid overtime and possibly stave off the biggest upset in school history.

The Gators return to Florida Field for their home finale Saturday — the last game at The Swamp for 18 seniors — against lower-division Jacksonville State (6-4). The Gamecocks, a middle-of-the-pack team from the Ohio Valley Conference and the Football Championship Subdivision, should be overmatched at every position.

Should be.

Then again, Florida hasn’t completely overwhelmed anyone this season.

Source: Associated Press