On Saturday's NCAA football 2013 live stream and television schedule, a large number of the top 25 teams in the nation will see their first action of the season. One of those will be the SEC's Florida Gators, who enter their first home game of the 2013 campaign as the No. 10 team in various polls. Florida will play a Toledo Mudhens team who is far from a pushover in the opener. The game will be one of many TV and live stream online NCAA games from ESPN.
An Aug. 29 report from Miami Herald indicated that coach Will Muschamp of the Florida Gators is expecting his team's defensive unit to play about 80 to 85 snaps. Toledo features an up-tempo offense which ranked No. 32 overall in total offense last season. The Rockets bring back two of their star players from that offense last year in receiver Bernard Reedy and tailback David Fluellen. Toledo features a no-huddle offense, but so does Florida, so it's not believed this will make for a huge advantage for the Rockets.
Of note, Matt Jones will not be in the lineup for the Gators during Saturday's opener. The tailback has been suffering from illness, and is expected to return in the Sept. 7 game against the Miami Hurricanes. Muschamp has noted that Jones is going to participate in the pre-game warmups against Toledo. The Rockets finished off the 2012 season with a 9-4 overall record, going 6-2 in the Mid-American Conference. That was good for a second place finish in the West portion of the conference. They ended up losing 41-15 in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl to the No.20 ranked Utah State team.
Florida finished out 2012 with an overall record of 11-2 and a record of 7-1 in the SEC. Their only loss came at home against No. 3 Georgia during a nationally-televised game on Oc. 27. The Gators would go on to play in the 2013 Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, losing 33-23 to the Louisville Cardinals team. While the team could be looking ahead to next week's intriguing matchup against the Canes, this should be an early-season win to get their campaign started off on the right foot. Florida is the favorite to win over Toledo by anywhere from 21 to 24 points depending on which sports book one looks at.
Saturday's NCAA football game between Toledo and Florida has a start time of 12:21 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The game is scheduled for free live streaming online presentation via ESPN3. Most viewers with internet access around the country should be able to see the game online via computers or mobile devices. For TV coverage, fans who have the GamePlan season subscription package on their cable or satellite TV service will be able to watch, starting at 12:21 p.m. EST.