FLORIDA (0-0) vs. TOLEDO (0-0)
SATURDAY, AUGUST 31 – 12:21 PM ET, SEC NETWORK
BEN HILL GRIFFIN STADIUM
GATORS SET TO OPEN 2013 SEASON
The wait is almost over, football season arrives on Saturday when the Gators open their 107th season of play against the Toledo Rockets at 12:21 p.m. on the SEC Network. The Gators are coming off an 11-2 season in which they shared the SEC East title and reached the Sugar Bowl. Will Muschamp enters his third year as the Gators’ head coach with an 18-8 mark.
Toledo finished with a 9-4 mark a year ago, finished 6-2 in the MAC and reached the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl where they fell to Utah of the Pac-12.
Saturday’s game is one of just two home games between now and the end of September (9/21 vs. Tennessee).
The Gators have won 23 straight season-openers, the second longest streak in the nation (Nebraska, 27).
THE SET UP
Gators seek offensive boost, strive to slow down Toledo’s up-temp attack writes Scott Carter.
The Gators stress self-protection for junior QB Jeff Driskel writes Chris Harry.
Green sidelined for the season, Fowler feels faster and more in the Gator Notebook
A wildly popular move announced by Will Muschamp earlier this week, the Gators will honor the Mr. Two Bits tradition with a celebrity guest each week – first up, Errict Rhett
Saturday’s Mr. Two Bits and Chris Harry go back in an entertaining stroll down memory lane
Orange and Blue … and going green on game day.
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Additionally, @GatorZoneNews will host a chat with celebrity Mr. Two Bits Errict Rhett shortly after his performance. Fans can use #AskRhett to submit questions to the Gator Great.
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