Line: Florida by 35.
Series Record: Miami leads 1-0.
Last Meeting: Dec. 22, 1973, Miami 16-7.
|What's at Stake|
After losing several starters and arguably the top playmaker in school history (Tim Tebow), the Gators have plenty of uncertainty heading into their opener. Is QB John Brantley ready to emerge from Tebow's shadow? Can Florida's revamped defense overcome growing pains? How will coach Urban Meyer manage his health? Who are the team's new playmakers? They should get a glimpse against overmatched Miami, which finished 1-11 in 2009.
Miami's defense vs. Chris Rainey. Rainey is one of Florida's most explosive players, and the Gators are expected to use him at running back, at receiver and on kick returns. The junior from Lakeland, Fla., has averaged 7.1 yards a carry and 15.2 yards a reception.