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Auburn Tigers vs Florida Gators: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes

Written by: Andre Viljoen
Updated October 14, 2022
12 min read

How to Watch Auburn Tigers vs Florida Gators

Where: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, FL

When: Saturday, October 5th at 3:30 pm EST

How (TV): CBS

Auburn Tigers (Away)

Head Coach: Gus Malzahn {All-Time: 67-30 | ARST, AUB}

Regular Season Record: 5-0

Having beaten SEC West Division rivals in Texas A&M and Mississippi State the previous two weeks, the Auburn Tigers will take on another tough opponent in East Division contender Florida.

With Bo Nix having those games along with a season opener against Oregon under his belt, Auburn’s freshman signal-caller should be well prepared for a battle in the Swamp.

The Tigers maintained their perfect record with a dominant 56-23 win over Mississippi State last Saturday. Auburn’s rushing attack managed to reach the end zone six times, with star running back JaTarvious Whitlow registering three of those touchdowns while running over Bulldog players and their mascot.

Nix had an efficient day throwing the ball, putting up 335 yards in the air with two touchdowns to receiver Seth Williams, who caught eight passes for 161 yards.

Auburn’s defense held their own against Mississippi State, with young linebackers Owen Pappoe and Zakoby McClain forcing fumbles from the Bulldogs.

The Tigers did, however, allow MSU quarterback Garrett Shrader to do damage on the ground with 89 rushing yards and a score.

With Florida’s Kyle Trask being more of a pocket passer, defensive coordinator Kevin Steele will let that negative note slide.

Check out the Auburn Tigers 2019 Team Preview.

Florida Gators (Home)

Head Coach: Dan Mullen {All-Time: 84-49 | MSST, FLA}

Regular Season Record: 5-0

Despite dealing with injuries to quarterback Feleipe Franks and defensive stalwarts in C.J. Henderson and Jabari Zuniga among others, the Florida Gators enter week 6 with an unblemished record.

Critics will claim that the Gators have not played anyone of significance, however, the Gators will get opportunities to silence them with three of their next four games coming against top-10 ranked teams, starting with Auburn this Saturday.

After dominating East Division rival Tennessee two weeks ago, the Gators took down Towson 38-0, their second FCS opponent of the season.

Junior quarterback Kyle Trask had no trouble hitting his receiving targets, completing a school-record 18 straight passes for 188 yards and two touchdowns in the shutout win.

The Gators’ defense did not relent, limiting the Tigers to 272 total yards while forcing three turnovers.

Two of those turnovers came through the air as fifth-year senior linebacker Jonathan Greenard and junior safety Donovan Stiner each intercepted Joe Flacco’s younger brother, Tom.

For more on the Gators, check out Florida Gators Team Preview 2019.

Auburn vs Florida All-Time Series

In 84 total meetings between the two schools, Auburn holds a 44-38-2 lead over the Gators.

This will be the first game between them since 2011 when the Tigers took down the Gators 17-6 at Jordan Hare Stadium with Will Muschamp coaching Florida in their first year post-Urban Meyer.

The last time Auburn and Florida played each other while ranked was during the Gators 2006 national title season when the Tigers handed the Gators their only loss of the season in a 27-17 victory.

Notable players from that game include Tim Tebow, Percy Harvin, Quentin Groves, and Sen’Derrick Marks.

Auburn Roster Notes

Freshman defensive end is listed as questionable with a knee injury.

Freshman receiver Ja’Varrius Johnson is listed as questionable with a personal issue that held him out against Mississippi State.

Sophomore receiver Shedrick Jackson is listed as questionable with an undisclosed injury.

Redshirt senior offensive tackle Bailey Sharp is out indefinitely as he recovers from a knee injury suffered against Kent State.

Freshman running back Mark Antony-Richards is out indefinitely with a leg injury.

Florida Roster Notes

Junior wide receiver Kadarius Toney is out indefinitely with a wrist injury

Junior cornerback C.J. Henderson missed the last three games with an ankle injury but is expected to play against Auburn.

Redshirt sophomore linebacker Ventrell Miller missed last week’s game with a shoulder injury but is expected to return to the lineup against Auburn.

Senior safety Jaewon Taylor is listed as questionable with a shoulder injury.

Sophomore linebacker Amari Burney is listed as questionable with an undisclosed injury.

Head-to-Head: Eli Stove (AUB) vs Marco Wilson (FLA)

With Nix’s top target in Seth Williams likely being shadowed by Florida’s top corner in C.J. Henderson, Auburn’s young quarterback will often have to look elsewhere for downfield options.

As a result, Eli Stove should see his fair share of balls thrown his way, with Gators corner Marco Wilson looking to prevent Stove from getting hot.

Eli Stove

Wide Receiver | 6-0, 188lb | Niceville HS | Niceville, FL | Junior

An explosive athlete whom coach Malzahn likes to use for jet sweeps on occasion, Eli Stove has stepped up as a receiving target in Auburn’s offense. Already on pace to best his career highs in receptions and yards, Stove has clearly put his ACL injury from last season in the rearview mirror.

His improvement as a route runner has made him more of a threat on passing downs, where he is no longer limited to just vertical routes, making him a much more appealing target for Nix.

Marco Wilson

Cornerback | 6-0, 190lb | American Heritage HS | Fort Lauderdale, FL | Redshirt Sophomore

Like Stove, Marco Wilson is coming off an ACL tear that quickly ended his 2018 season.

The year prior to that, the Fort Lauderdale native showed promise as a true freshman, earning a starting nod from day one, which says a lot given the defensive backs who have called Gainesville home over the years.

Already possessing ideal size for the NFL corner along with solid coverage abilities, Wilson could see himself gaining consideration for All-SEC honors at season’s end.

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Andre has been writing for WSN since February 2019, covering college basketball and college football. A graduate of Florida State and UNC-Chapel Hill, he lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. When he is not writing, he enjoys playing sports and Magic: The Gathering.

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