An SEC Football rivalry matchup during week nine, Florida and Georgia are set to collide Saturday afternoon in Jacksonville, FL for a head-to-head series in which the Bulldogs own a 53-44-2 all-time advantage. Looking back at previous years as well, Georgia has won four of the last five meetings dating back to 2017, with Florida’s lone win during than span coming in 2020.
Beginning with a look at Florida, the Gators are coming off a bye week, one that they entered with a 4-3 overall record, as well as a 1-3 mark in SEC Football play. Florida has also won two of their last three games, with the lone loss coming two weeks ago at home against LSU by a final of 45-35.
Led by quarterback Anthony Richardson, the Gators offense comes into this matchup averaging 31.4 PPG, with nearly half of their offensive yardage per game coming on the ground. In addition to Richardson, Florida will use three running backs in Montrell Johnson Jr, Trevor Etienne, and Nay’quan Wright, while Justin Shorter, Ricky Pearsall, Xzavier Henderson, and Keon Zipperer are the top options at receiver.
Defensively, Florida is allowing 28.1 PPG to opponents, with four players each having 40+ tackles on the season in Rashad Torrence II, Ventrell Miller, Trey Dean III, and Amari Burney. Burney is the Gators top pass rusher with four sacks on the year, while others such as Brenton Cox and Princely Umanmielen are also key names on the defensive front.
Georgia however is also coming off a bye week, with the Bulldogs entering their bye with a 7-0 overall record, as well as a 4-0 mark in SEC Football play. Ranked as the No. 1 team in the country, this is however likely Georgia’s toughest test since their week three trip to South Carolina, a game in which the Bulldogs won 48-7.
The Bulldogs also have the eighth-highest scoring offense in the nation by averaging 41.7 PPG, a group that is led by the running back trio of Daijun Edwards, Kenny McIntosh, and Kendall Milton. Stetson Bennett has also impressed at times this season at quarterback, with Brock Bowers, Ladd McConkey, and Darnell Washington having emerged as the top receivers alongside the previously mentioned McIntosh.
Georgia’s defense also currently ranks second in the country by allowing only 9.1 PPG to opponents, a group led by linebacker Jamon Dumas-Johnson. Malaki Starks, Smael Mondon Jr, and Christopher Smith also have 20+ tackles on the year, while Nolan Smith leads the Bulldogs with three sacks on the year.
Florida vs Georgia Line, Spread, Over/Under
According to FanDuel, Georgia is a 22.5-point favorite over rival Florida as of Thursday afternoon, with the over/under currently at 56.5. Georgia is -2300, while Florida is +1060.
Florida vs Georgia SEC Football Prediction
While anything can happen in a rivalry game such as this, it’s hard to imagine Georgia losing here. I’ll say that the Bulldogs win by at-least two touchdowns, with Georgia eventually pulling away in the second half. Prediction: Florida 17, Georgia 35
What Channel is the Florida vs Georgia Game On?
Florida vs Georgia will be played on Saturday, October 29 from TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, FL, with kickoff set for 3:30 PM ET on CBS.
Florida vs Georgia Live Stream
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