Three things to watch in A&M-Florida game
Which Florida team shows up: The Gators were lauded for their effort against the LSU Simmons. Florida held LSU to 62 points after the Tigers had dismantled Kentucky the game before. The Gators had two distinctively efforts as well, with an embarrassing showing at Tennessee before the win over the Tigers, who were coming off two big wins. So, will the Florida team that showed so poorly on the road at Knoxville be the one that comes into Reed Arena or will it be the one that played high-intensity defense at home against LSU.
It’s hoops all the way: Now that college football is officially over for a while, will the A&M fans show up to support a team that has a better chance to win an SEC title than any Aggie football team has. The last few games there has been a pleasant steady increase in attendance and enthusiasm. There is no reason it shouldn’t continue after the way the first-place Aggies have come back to win their last two games on the road. The Aggies are feeling pretty good about themselves and if they get any indication their fans are just as excited who knows where it could go from here with the nine remaining home games.
Up front: The Tennessee Vols are the shortest team in the SEC, no doubt. Florida is one of the tallest with 6-11 John Egbunu, 6-8 Dorian Finney-Smith and 6-8 Justin Leon. A&M coach said Florida’s strength is at the 3-4-5, so Tyler Davis and Jalen Jones will have their hands full. At least Tony Trocha-Morelos or Tavario Miller will also have to come up big off the bench. With their size the Gators should be able to defend the 3-point shot better since they won’t have to give as much help. Having said A&M’s front line will have its hands full, I must add that so will Florida’s front line, since the duo of Jones and Davis average as many points as Florida’s front three combined.