AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn and Florida can relate to each other’s situations.
Both recent national champions go into Saturday night’s matchup attempting to rebound from blowout losses, deal with injuries and quarterback issues.
The defending national champion Tigers (4-2, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) are fresh off a 38-14 loss at No. 10 Arkansas. The Gators (4-2, 2-2) have lost back-to-back games by a combined score of 79-21 against No. 2 Alabama and No. 1 LSU.
All four of their combined losses have come against Top 10 teams.
Florida will start freshman quarterback Jacoby Brissett. No 24 Auburn is standing by struggling starter Barrett Trotter but freshman Kiehl (pro: Kyle) Frazier is also playing a big role.
The Tigers might be without injured receiver Emory Blake.