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No. 17 Florida at No. 1 LSU, 3:30 p.m., Ch. 10, 620-AM

Florida coach Will Muschamp returns to Baton Rouge, where he spent four years as an assistant. The Gators (4-1, 2-1 SEC) will be led by a freshman quarterback (likely Jeff Driskel) for only the fifth time in school history. The Tigers have a quandary with the return of QB Jordan Jefferson, who was suspended early this season. With QB Jarrett Lee, left, the Tigers (5-0, 2-0) have the league's No. 3 scoring offense, averaging 38 points a game. Lee (64-of-108, 793 yards and seven touchdowns) is expected to start.

Antonya English, Times staff writer

No. 17 Florida at No. 1 LSU, 3:30; Ch. 10, 620-AM

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The return, or further demise, of Florida's running game. Jeff Demps and Chris Rainey were stopped cold last week, combining for 8 yards against Alabama. Florida offensive coordinator Charlie Weis said the only way the Gators can give their freshman quarterback a chance is if they establish the run. Without it, the game could be a carbon copy of last week's loss. But getting the run game going won't be easy. The Tigers are ranked No. 3 in Division I-A in rushing defense, allowing just 60 yards per game. LSU has held opponents without a touchdown in 15 of 20 quarters this season.

No. 17 Florida at No. 1 LSU, 3:30 p.m., Ch. 10, 620-AM 10/07/11 [Last modified: Friday, October 7, 2011 8:47pm]
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