First time this season: Florida unveils unique uniform combination for Arkansas game
Two SEC teams that have built some momentum this season will meet in Gainesville, Florida on Saturday when Florida plays host to Arkansas.
Florida announced that it would wear orange helmets, orange jerseys and white pants for the game, the first time this season the Gators have worn that combination. The Razorbacks and Gators will meet at 7 p.m. on Saturday in The Swamp on ESPN. Arkansas is 3-3, while Florida is 4-1.
The Razorbacks will be without coach Sam Pittman, who tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week. He has continued to participate in meetings virtually, and reported Thursday that he was feeling the best since he first tested positive. Defensive coordinator Barry Odom, the former coach at Missouri who won in the Swamp in 2018, will serve as the interim coach.
Both quarterbacks are having solid seasons, and Florida QB Kyle Trask is being mentioned among Heisman Trophy contenders. Arkansas QB Feleipe Franks is the first Arkansas player to throw for 200 or more yards in each of the first six games since the Razorbacks joined the SEC in 1992.
Franks, a three-year starter for the Gators before he dislocated and fractured his right ankle at Kentucky early last season, decided to transfer instead of competing with Trask for the starting job. At Arkansas, he has 14 touchdown passes and three interceptions.
Florida, meanwhile, has won 10 straight at home.
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