By Mike Brandes – OnlyGators.com Contributor
Florida Gators football opens in 2014
reclamation project season with a pair of non-conference home games as has been tradition for the program in the recent past.
Florida kicks things off against the Idaho Vandals under the lights at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. in a contest that will air live on ESPNU.
There is perhaps no better opponent for the Gators to face coming off the program’s worst season since 1979. The Vandals went 1-11 in head coach Paul Petrino’s inaugural campaign with their sole win coming on homecoming, 26-24 over Temple.
|FLORIDA GATORS||IDAHO VANDALS|
|Head Coach: Will Muschamp (Year: 4)||Head Coach: Paul Petrino (Year: 2)|
|2013 Record: 4-8 (3-5)||2013 Record: 1-11 (N/A)|
|Conference: Southeastern||Conference: Sun Belt (2014)|
|Common Opponent (FSU): 0-1||Common Opponent (FSU): 0-1|
|Scoring Offense: T-112th (18.8 ppg)||Scoring Offense: 115th (18.2 ppg)|
|Scoring Defense: 15th (21.1 ppg)||Scoring Defense: 123rd-last (46.8 ppg)|