LSU and Florida renew their rivalry Saturday night in The Swamp (7 pm, ESPN).

The series hasn’t been kind to favorites, especially recently. In the past 10 seasons, the underdog has prevailed in 7 of the 10 games, and even when the favorite wins, they tend to remember the game.

Take 2019 LSU, for example, which won the national championship but had to fight for 4 quarters against the Gators, winning 42-28 in a tremendous quarterback duel between Heisman winner Joe Burrow and Florida’s future All-American, Kyle Trask.

The Gators are slight favorites ahead of Saturday night, but given recent history, you can’t put much stock in what the smart people in Vegas think about this football game.

Here’s a list of the 10 biggest upsets in LSU vs. Florida series history ahead of Saturday night.

10. 1960: Florida 13, LSU 10

The Gators were underdogs in Baton Rouge against a Tigers team that had won the national title in 1958 and featured the Heisman winner in 1959, though Billy Cannon was gone to the NFL by 1960. The Gators scored on the first play from scrimmage, when Larry Libertore, Florida’s star quarterback, darted 66 yards for a touchdown. LSU then took the lead back, 10-7, before the Gators sacked LSU quarterback Jimmy Field late in the second quarter. Field, who used a wristband to call plays, lost his wristband in the sack. Florida stormed back to win, holding LSU to just 12 yards of offense after Field lost his wristband. After the game, a Florida defender turned a wristband into an official, saying he “found it on the field.” The wristband turned out to belong to Field. The game was a turning point for both teams’ seasons — LSU would stumble to a 5-4-2 finish after the loss, while the Gators would finish 9-2, and a program-best at the time 2nd in the SEC.

9. 2021: LSU 49, No. 20 Florida 42

The Tigers came into the 2021 game in Baton Rouge a hot mess. They were 3-3, had lost 2 games in a row, and were just 1-3 against Power 5 opponents on the season. They ranked last in the SEC in protecting the quarterback and rushing offense, frustrated by inconsistent offensive line play that deprived a high octane passing attack of any semblance of balance. Head coach Ed Orgeron, a national champion less than 2 full seasons prior, was on the ropes — and, as was made public following the game, actually arrived at Tiger Stadium for the Florida game having already agreed to resign as head coach earlier in the week.

The Gators, still ranked in the Top 25, had lost tight games to Kentucky and Alabama, but looked great in routing Tennessee and Vanderbilt in the weeks since and arrived in Baton Rouge confident.

But as has been the case in this rivalry, confidence and being a favorite means little. The Tigers found their run game, and led by Tyrion Davis-Price’s school record 287 yards rushing, upset the No. 20 Gators 49-42. Florida called Anthony Richardson off the bench and the Gators freshman led a furious Florida comeback, but it fell short when Damone Clark picked off Richardson to stop a Florida drive in LSU territory late in the fourth quarter.

8. 1980: LSU 24, No. 19 Florida 7

A year after going 0-10-1, things were looking up for the Gators under 2nd-year head coach Charley Pell. Florida steamrolled its opening 3 opponents and were favored when LSU came calling in Gainesville on the first weekend of October. The game got away from the Gators early, as they fell behind by 2 scores and then lost starting quarterback Bob Hewko to a season-ending knee injury while trying to mount a comeback. The Gators’ offense would never be the same that season, and a defense led by All-American David Little, a future All-Pro linebacker, was spoiled and relegated to an 8-4 season.

7. 1985: No. 11 Florida 20, No. 8 LSU 0

The Gators arrived in Baton Rouge 7-point underdogs, but their defense had other plans, holding LSU to under 200 yards and blanking the Tigers in Death Valley.

Florida’s offense was good enough, using a 100-plus yard rushing performance from Neal Anderson to put the game to bed early in the second half. Florida would go on to win the SEC, but the title, along with the 1984 title, was stripped by the league due to NCAA infractions. The loss was LSU’s only blemish in the regular season, as the Tigers would not lose again until the Liberty Bowl, finishing 9-2-1 on the campaign.

5. 1982: LSU 24, No. 4 Florida 13

Charley Pell’s 1982 team was another sign of Florida ascending. Led by All-American linebacker Wilbur Marshall, the Gators beat 2 ranked opponents, Miami and Southern Cal, to open the season and entered the LSU game ranked No. 4, at the time matching their highest ranking in the AP Poll. LSU spoiled the party, beating the Gators 24-13 in The Swamp behind a tremendous defensive effort that stifled and slowed a Florida offense led by All-SEC quarterback Wayne Peace and offensive coordinator Mike Shannahan.

The Tigers would use the momentum from that win to start 7-0, and while they would falter down the stretch, losing their finale to Tulane and a tight Orange Bowl game, this win gave LSU a signature win in what was a successful season.

4. 2018: No. 22 Florida 27, No. 5 LSU 19

In one of the bigger wins of the Dan Mullen era at Florida, the Gators defeated No. 5 LSU in The Swamp 27-19, a win that would help Florida finish with double-digit wins in Year 1 of the Mullen regime. Clinging to a 20-19 late in the fourth quarter, Florida safety Brad Stewart intercepted Joe Burrow and took the ball to the house, sending what had been a riotous Swamp atmosphere all day into delirium.

LSU wouldn’t lose many more games with Burrow at the helm, and Mullen never beat the Tigers again in his tenure in Gainesville.

3. 2020: LSU 37, No. 6 Florida 34

The Gators had clinched an appearance in the SEC Championship the week prior, but at 8-1 in the COVID-shortened 2020 season, a win on Senior Day in The Swamp would have positioned the Gators well to contend for a College Football Playoff spot even with a close loss to Alabama in Atlanta. In one of the strangest games in the history of this rivalry famous for strange games, a 3-5 LSU team upset the No. 6 Gators 37-34 in The Swamp.

The game will be remembered for two things more than anything else. First, the few fans who were there (COVID restrictions meant attendance was around 24,000) will forever talk about the eerie fog that set in over Gainesville in the second half, making it nearly impossible to see the field from the press box areas by the fourth quarter. Second, and more universally, the game will be rememvbered for this absurd play by Florida senior cornerback Marco Wilson, who threw an LSU player’s shoe after a key stop. A penalty was called, which prevented Florida’s prolific offense from getting the ball back in the fourth quarter and gave LSU kicker Cade York the chance to make his famed 57-yard kick in the fog to win to help LSU win the game.

Wilson’s decision had zero on-field consequences for Wilson: He started the SEC Championship game a week later. But culturally, many in the Florida program said the choice to not punish Wilson eroded the cultural trust Mullen spent 3 years of sweat building in the football building. The Gators lost a classic SEC Championship game to Alabama the following week, and Mullen was dismissed as Florida’s coach less than a year after Marco threw the shoe, with the erosion of Florida’s culture one of many contributing reasons why.

2. 2003: Florida 19, No. 6 LSU 7

Florida arrived in Baton Rouge a frustrated, beleaguered bunch of alligators. Florida’s 3-3 start under second-year coach Ron Zook was Florida’s worst SEC start since the 1980s, and Florida had lost in embarrassing fashion to Ole Miss in The Swamp the week prior to the LSU game. No matter. Making just his second career start on the road, and under constant pressure all afternoon, Florida freshman Chris Leak found Ciatrick Fason for a long touchdown pass and threw another to running back Ran Carthon as the Gators upset Nick Saban’s LSU 19-7.

Florida’s defense did the rest, paced by 2 interceptions from All-American cornerback Keiwan Ratliff. The game would be the only loss in LSU’s national championship season, and prompted a local Gainesville bookstore to sell bumper stickers that said: Gators 19, National Champs 7.

1. 1997: No. 14 LSU 28, No. 1 Florida 21

Steve Spurrier was 3-0 as a starting quarterback against LSU and finished 11-1 as Florida’s head football coach.

This was his lone loss, and it came at night in Death Valley.

The Gators, unbeaten and the defending national champions, fell behind 14-0 but controlled the game in the second quarter, tying the game at 14. Florida was driving for a leading score, but quarterback Doug Johnson threw a costly interception that was returned for a touchdown that gave LSU confidence and reinserted the crowd into the game. From there, future LSU All-American Kevin Faulk took over, punishing the Gators with over 100 yards rushing and over 200 total yards in rushing, receiving, and return yardage.

Faulk appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated the following week, and the Gators fell out of contention for their 5th consecutive SEC title later that month, losing to Georgia in Jacksonville. Florida would finish the year a quality 10-2, with a win over No. 1 Florida State to cap their campaign, but their larger dreams, to paraphrase Les Miles, went to die in Death Valley.