Florida vs. Georgia fearless prediction and game preview.
Florida vs. Georgia Broadcast
Date: Saturday, November 2nd
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Venue: TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, FL
Florida (7-1) vs. Georgia (6-1) Game Preview
Why Florida Will Win
Georgia just hasn’t been all that great.
The talent is there, the NFL guys are in place, and it’s not like the Dawgs have been bad, but they simply haven’t been as good as they were expected to be. Granted, it’s all graded on a curve – five of the six wins were by three touchdowns or more – but this is more of a methodically effective team than high-octane fun ride.
They’re more like Auburn – albeit with a better, more experienced quarterback – than LSU. There’s just no consistent downfield passing game.
The Gators might not make things look all that easy, but they’re also proving to be resilient in the face of a slew of defensive injuries throughout the season, along with the loss of QB Feleipe Franks.
Kyle Trask has been fantastic ever since taking over, hitting 68% of his passes with four 200-yard games in his last five – and a 310-yarder against LSU – with 14 touchdowns and four picks. He might not be Joe Burrow or Jake Fromm, but he’s playing well enough to win a game like this as long as the Gator D is the Gator D.
Star end Jabari Zuniga and hybrid playmaker Jonathan Greenard are expected to go after getting two weeks off – they missed the South Carolina game – to rest up their banged up ankles. Without them, the D was just fine. With everyone in place, this is the defense that can stop the middling Georgia O to a dead stop.
Why Georgia Will Win
Don’t get caught up in how it all looks. Don’t get freaked out by the lack of explosion or the disappointing downfield passing game. Don’t get weird about the South Carolina loss.
This is a rock-solid team that just isn’t all that spectacular.
The defense is still the best in the SEC – allowing just 267 yards per game – the secondary has been a rock, the run defense isn’t giving up a thing, and very, very quietly, the team hasn’t given up more than 17 points in regulation and has only allowed more than 14 points three times.
Offensively, the line might be the best in the nation.
South Carolina was able to get behind the Georgia line, but the front five has only allowed four sacks so far, it’s doing a decent job for the SEC’s No. 1 ground game, and …
Jake Fromm is better than you think.
He’s suffering from being in the same conference as Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa, and everyone saw him struggle when he threw 51 times in the loss to the Gamecocks, but he’s hitting 71% of his passes and he hasn’t thrown a pick to anyone other than Israel Mukuamu.
So far he’s 2-0 going against the Gators, including a brilliant day last year. As always, he’s going to be the coolest guy in the room, and he’ll have to be that against this pass rush.
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What’s Going To Happen
The Florida defense is more than good enough to keep this close and tight throughout, but again, Georgia and its methodical style should work – even if it’s not pretty.
Be shocked if this is any sort of an offensive show. The two defenses will be terrific, the two offenses will move the ball, and everything will stall. Expect a battle of field goal kickers, and both will come through just fine. However, Georgia’s Rodridgo Blankenship will get an extra chance.
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