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Florida Gators open as underdogs vs. Michigan in 2017 season opener

Jim McElwain
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Florida’s 2017 season opener against Michigan at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas is one of the most highly anticipated games of college football’s opening weekend. According to bookmakers at the Golden Nugget casino in Las Vegas, the Gators are a 3-point underdog.

The Gators will most likely enter the game with a first-time freshman starting quarterback, either Kyle Trask or Feleipe Franks. While Wilton Speight likely will be Michigan’s starting quarterback, many experts also expect more Wolverines to be selected in the NFL draft than products of any other school, leaving them with plenty of question marks.

Florida finished the 2016 season ranked No. 14, while Michigan was No. 10. The two schools last played at the end of the 2015 season, when the Wolverines crushed the Gators, 41-7, in the Citrus Bowl.

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