One of SEC football’s top annual rivalry matchups takes place this weekend in Jacksonville, FL, as the Florida Gators face the Georgia Bulldogs. A rivalry that dates back to 1915, Georgia owns an overall 54-44-2 advantage head-to-head, and have won five of the last six between the pair of programs, as well as the last two.
Led by head coach Billy Napier, Florida comes to Jacksonville sitting at 5-2 overall for the year, as well as 3-1 in SEC play. The Gators are coming off a bye week, and have won their last two games, which came against Vanderbilt and South Carolina.
Offensively, Florida is currently averaging 29.1 PPG so far this season, and are led by one of SEC football’s most efficient quarterbacks in Graham Mertz, who owns a 76.2 CMP% across his first seven games. The Gators offense also features a talented running back duo in Montrell Johnson and Trevor Etienne, while the receiving game is headlined by Ricky Pearsall and Eugene Wilson III.
On defense, the Gators are allowing 20 PPG to opponents, and are led in tackles by linebacker Shemar James with a by far team-high in 50. The Gators also have two others with 30+ each in Jordan Castell and Scooby Williams, while Florida’s top pass rusher is Princely Umanmielen at six TFL and three sacks.
Florida also has one of the SEC’s most productive kickers on special teams in Trey Smack, who is 11-of-12 on field goals this season, while Jeremy Crawshaw handles the punting duties. Etienne is the primary kick returner, while Pearsall returns the punts for the Gators.
As for Georgia, the Bulldogs are led by head coach Kirby Smart, and are ranked as the nation’s No. 1 overall team according to the AP Poll sitting undefeated at 7-0 overall for the season, as well as 4-0 in SEC play. The Bulldogs are also coming off a bye week, and have not lost since December 4, 2021.
Georgia’s offense ranks No. 7 nationally with an average of 40.1 PPG, and are led by quarterback Carson Beck. The Bulldogs top pass catchers entering the contest are Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint, Dominic Lovett, and Rara Thomas, while the Georgia running back room is headlined by Daijun Edwards, who has rushed for 460 yards and six touchdowns so far this year.
Defensively, Georgia also ranks No. 7 nationally by allowing only 14 PPG to opponents, and are led in tackles by linebacker Smael Mondon Jr. at 32. The Bulldogs also have a combined six INT’s so far this season from the duo of Tykee Smith and Malaki Starks, while others such as Jamon Dumas-Johnson, Kamari Lassiter, and Javon Bullard are among the names to know.
On special teams, Georgia has one of the SEC’s top returners in Mekhi Mews, as well as a strong kicker in Peyton Woodring who is a perfect 35-for-35 on extra points this season. Georgia also has one of the conference’s top punters in Brett Thorson.
Georgia vs. Florida Line, Spread, Over/Under
Georgia is a 14.5-point favorite against Florida according to FanDuel as of Monday, October 23. The Bulldogs are -670 compared to +470 for Florida, with the over/under at 48.5.
Georgia vs. Florida SEC Football Prediction
Even without star tight end Brock Bowers, the pick to win still goes to Georgia. However, expect this game to be closer than you might think, with the Bulldogs ultimately remaining unbeaten against their rivals. Prediction: Georgia 30, Florida 21
What Channel is the Georgia vs. Florida Game On?
Florida and Georgia will play Saturday, October 28 at 3:30 PM ET on CBS. The game will take place from EverBank Stadium in Jacksonville, FL.
Georgia vs. Florida Live Stream
The SEC football rivalry matchup between Florida and Georgia can be found here on fuboTV.
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