This should be the one game on the schedule that the Gators absolutely, positively cannot possibly lose, even this season. Right?
On and off the field, the 2017 season will go down as historically miserable for Florida football, probably the worst year since the 0-10-1 nightmare of 1979. So even though their talent edge on paper should be overwhelming against a UAB team that just returned to the football field this year, there are no guarantees – and UAB’s overachieving performance, with seven wins already, raises concerns of another Georgia Southern-type debacle at the Swamp.
The Gators and UAB have met twice before, both ending with blowout wins for coaches not remembered all that fondly by the Gainesville faithful: Ron Zook’s team hammered UAB 51-3 in 2002, and Will Muschamp’s Gators cruised to a 39-0 shutout in 2011.
HOW TO WATCH
Who: Florida vs. UAB
When: 4 p.m. ET/3 p.m. CT on Saturday, November 18
Where: Steve Spurrier-Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fla.
Live stream: WatchESPN.com or WatchESPN app
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