On Friday, we shared a few tips for getting the most from your Florida football team as they face a Florida team that could be one of the best teams in the nation this season.
While Florida will be playing the defending national champion Clemson Tigers at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, it is also playing a tough road trip.
Florida will also be on the road to play two of the top five teams in both the ACC and SEC in the week leading up to the game.
The schedule isn’t easy, but there are a few games that could go either way.
The Gators travel to face the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Florida State Seminoles in Jacksonville, Florida, in Week 1 and the visiting Georgia Bulldogs in Athens, Georgia, in Weeks 2 and 3.
Both games will be played on the same day as the Florida-Clemson game.
The two Georgia games will also take place on the day that Florida travels to Jacksonville, with the home game taking place at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9.
Florida is coming off a 34-24 win over Clemson in Atlanta last weekend.
The Hurricanes are coming off another big win over Alabama last Saturday in Birmingham.
It will be interesting to see how Florida will handle Clemson.
The Tigers are the top-ranked team in the ACC this season and the defending Atlantic Coast Conference champions.
They are ranked sixth in the country.
Clemson has won three of their last four games.
The Panthers have lost two straight games to Georgia and Florida.
Clemson’s win over Florida in Athens last weekend also came after Clemson’s loss to Georgia last week.
The teams have not played each other since the Bulldogs defeated the Tigers 38-21 in Athens.
In Week 2, Florida will face the Miami Hurricanes in Jacksonville.
The game will be a home-and-home series that will take place in front of 2,400 fans at Sunland Stadium.
Florida is expected to be a tough team to beat in the season opener.
Florida has won two of its last three games and has an 8-3 record in the last three seasons.
Miami won the first meeting this season, 35-31.
Miami is coming into the game with a record of 1-6.
They lost to Georgia 42-20 in Atlanta a week ago.
Miami has a bye this week and has a 7-3 overall record against ranked opponents this season but is not expected to have a great week.
Miami could be favored to win the game by two scores or fewer.
The Miami game is expected be the last meeting between the teams this season with the teams playing in Jacksonville on Saturday.
Georgia has a 3-3 conference record and will play the defending ACC champions, Clemson.
Georgia has lost its last two games to Florida, 37-24 in Athens and 27-21 last weekend in Athens when Clemson beat Georgia 34-23 in the Peach Bowl.
Georgia and Clemson played to a scoreless tie in Athens before Georgia pulled away in the final seconds.
Clemson won the last matchup, 24-20, in Athens in 2017.
After winning its first two games against Florida, Clemson will look to win its next two matchups, 21-10 on Saturday in Jacksonville and 16-10 in Athens the following week.
Clemson is 8-1 against Florida since the start of the 2017 season.
Clemson had to travel to Jacksonville in Week 2 after facing the Hurricanes in Athens a week earlier.
Clemson was favored to beat Florida 31-21.
Clemson has lost three of its previous four games against Georgia.
Georgia lost to Florida 35-21 and 31-14 in Athens two weeks ago.
Georgia is coming in with a 6-4 record against Florida this season despite losing three of four.
Georgia had a 7 to 6 tie against Florida last year before the teams combined for two turnovers in the first half of that game.
Georgia was down 20-0 late in the second quarter before the game was halted after a penalty and the Bulldogs won the game in overtime.
Georgia defeated Florida by a touchdown, 29-28, in the Cotton Bowl on Jan. 13.
Here is what you need to know on Thursday, January 5, 2018 at 8 p.k.: The Florida Gators return home to play their first game of the season at the Sun Life stadium on Saturday at 4 p.t.
Florida returns to action on Saturday with a trip to Jacksonville for a matchup against Clemson in the home opener.
This is a one-week series and will be available on Fox Sports Go for subscribers to FOX Sports Go.