Tigers look to drain the swamp

 

By Jordan Kendall, Assistant Sports Editor

File Photo by Joe Noyes/ The Towerlight

Towson travels to Gainesville, FL for the first time to face the Florida Gators on Saturday, Sept. 28. Florida (4-0, 2-0 SEC), ranked ninth in the AP poll, is coming off a 34-3 victory at home vs the Tennessee Volunteers. 

Redshirt junior quarterback Feleipe Franks is out for the season and redshirt junior quarterback Kyle Trask will likely start. In his last game, Trask threw for 293 yards and two touchdowns.

Senior running back Lamical Perine has rushed for 182 yards and three touchdowns averaging 3.8 yards per carry.

The Gators have six receivers with over 100 receiving yards, and four with at least ten receptions. Redshirt senior wide receiver Van Jefferson leads the Gators with 16 receptions for 232 yards.

On defense, graduate linebacker Jonathan Greenard is tied for first in the SEC with four sacks.

The Tigers (3-1, 1-1 CAA) have not played an SEC opponent since 2012 vs LSU, a game that Towson lost 38-22. The Tigers have played an FBS opponent every year since 2008, winning their 2013 matchup against Connecticut.

Last year, Towson faced Wake Forest from the ACC, losing 51-20.

The Tigers look to bounce back after suffering their first loss of the season last week against Villanova

Redshirt senior quarterback Tom Flacco accounted for more than 400 yards of offense and two touchdowns in the loss.

The game vs the Gators is scheduled to kick off at 4 p.m. from Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida and can be watched nationally on the SEC Network 

 

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