Predicting The Outcome Of The Georgia-Florida Game
Today at 3:30pm on CBS, No. 3 ranked Georgia takes on the unranked Florida Gators in a spectacle like none other: The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party.
Don’t let the fact that Florida is unranked fool you – This game is by no means a walk in the (dog) park for UGA.
Sure, UGA comes into Saturday’s game boasting a 7-0 record, a number 3 ranking, one of college football’s best defenses and a tremendous run game. And sure, Florida is struggling this year, has a number of players suspended and injured and possesses a 3-3 record. But when these two border rivals meet in Jacksonville, rankings and records are left behind in Athens and Gainesville.
It’s not 7-0 Georgia versus 3-3 Florida…it is simply Georgia versus Florida.
Date: Saturday, October 28th
Game Time: 3:30 pm ET
Venue: EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL
Last year, Florida – winners of 21 out of the last 27 meetings – beat Georgia 24-10, however, the game should not be that one sided this year. Florida simply can’t score, and Georgia’s defense should shut the Gators down. If Florida is to win, they’ll need a defensive or special teams score and a whole lot of luck.
As Pete Fiutak mentioned, third downs are going to be the difference in this game. Georgia converts them on offense, and mostly stops them on defense. Florida has had trouble converting this season. UF QB Felipe Franks has no weapons to throw the ball too, and he really is not good enough to rise to the occasion on third and four+.
What is going to happen:
It will be close for one quarter or so, but Georgia will show why they are the third ranked team in the nation. Kirby Smart will prove that he will win games that Georgia should win, something Mark Richt struggled with during his time in Athens – and part of the reason why Georgia fans are still feeling nervous about today’s game even though the Dawgs are a 14 point favorite.
Jake Fromm: 12/20, 198 yards, 1 touchdown, 0 interceptions
Nick Chubb: 15 carries, 95 yards, 2 touchdowns
Sony Michel: 11 carries, 84 yards, 1 touchdown
D’Andre Swift: 7 carries, 56 yards — 3 receptions, 28 yards, 1 touchdown
Terry Godwin: 4 receptions, 51 yards
Javon Wims: 3 receptions, 36 yards
Isaac Nauta: 1 reception, 14 yards