Call it the reincarnation of the Flu Game. With 22 players either catching the flu or dealing with flu-like symptoms this week, the No. 25 Florida Gators (5-0, 3-0 SEC) would not be denied, pulling off one of the most dominant wins over a Southeastern Conference opponent in the history of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium with a 38-10 domination of the No. 3 Ole Miss Rebels (4-1, 2-1 SEC) in a game that was never close from the start.
No. 25 Florida Gators head coach Jim McElwain met with the media on Monday to go over his team’s thrilling come-from-behind victory over the Tennessee Volunteers as well as Florida’s upcoming game against the No. 3 Ole Miss Rebels on Saturday at 7 p.m.
(Portions of his post-game press conference from Saturday are also included.)
McElwain discussed Saturday’s atmosphere, injuries, players, the Gators’ poise and how the Rebels could derail Florida’s perfect start at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida.
Florida Gators head coach Jim McElwain met with the media on Monday to go over his team’s mistake- and penalty-filled victory over the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday as well as Florida’s upcoming game against the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
McElwain discussed the Gators’ still-unsettled quarterback situation, struggling offensive line and injuries that could derail Florida as it gears up to face a rival at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida.
Florida Gators head coach Jim McElwain was all smiles after his team’s season opener last week. Suffice to say his mood did a complete 180 once Florida got off the field against East Carolina, the only true positive coming out of the game being that the Gators’ record improved to 2-0.
Florida took down ECU 31-24 on Saturday at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida, but aside from the score, the Gators could easily chalk their performance up to a loss. And not just a normal loss but one that was caused by all-too-common mistakes during the previous regime led by ex-coach Will Muschamp.
Florida Gators football improved to 2-0 on Saturday with a 31-24 win over the East Carolina Pirates, escaping Ben Hill Griffin Stadium with a victory in a contest that looked shaky at times for the home team.
OnlyGators.com is here to break down the game, so here are six takeaways.
Florida Gators football will look to improve to 2-0 on the season when it hosts the East Carolina Pirates on Saturday evening. The Gators are hoping for a continued resurgence (especially offensively) under head coach Jim McElwain and will take on the Pirates for the second time in three games, this time paying ECU $1.2 million to travel down to Gainesville, Florida.
Here’s a look ahead at Saturday’s game: what to know and how to watch Florida.
Location: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium – Gainesville, Florida [Capacity: 88,548]
Weather: 73°F (feels like 76°F), storms (85% chance of rain), winds SSW at 6 mph
Time: 7:00 p.m. EDT
TV: ESPN2 (Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich)
Live Updates: @OnlyGators on Twitter
We’re back with Florida Football Friday Final, where OnlyGators.com takes a last look at the Florida Gators as they prepare to take on the East Carolina Pirates at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida.
The game will kick off at 7 p.m. and air live on ESPN2.
This week on OnlyGators.com
Practice update: Jim McElwain refuses to be an enabler for players with issues
Starting quarterback: Redshirt freshman Will Grier to start against ECU but both will play
Students buying up the tickets
OnlyGators.com learned early Friday evening that the Gators have officially sold out of student season tickets for the 2015 campaign.
Florida was unable to get rid of its 18,600 allotment prior to the opener but saw sales remain strong through the last week and now only has single-game tickets available to students and guests for the remainder of the season.
Though not as many updates were provided as promised, Florida Gators head coach Jim McElwain met with the media following Wednesday’s mid-week practice to address the latest on the team as it prepares for the East Carolina Pirates on Saturday at 7 p.m.
McElwain discussed – at length – his thought process behind providing consequences for his players, when he may choose a quarterback (to start Saturday), and how the injured Gators are progressing entering the end of the week.