For both the number 9 Florida Gators andthenumber7 Georgia Bulldogs, this is the most important game of the season. For Florida, they sit at 6-1, with their only loss being a 27-16 loss to number 12 Kentucky. Their most notable win of the season is 27-19 win over number 4 LSU. For Georgia, they also sit at 6-1, with their only loss being a 36-16 loss to that same LSU team.
All of Georgia’s wins have come against teams that currently sit unranked. With both having one loss already on their record, this likely becomes a do or die for any National Championship hopes. Whoever wins lives to fight another week. For the team that loses, it likely means they won’t be part of the final four. With both teams coming off of their bye weeks, each should see the best from their opponents which will make for a great matchup when Florida travels to TIAA Bank Field to take on Georgia. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 pm ET.
The point spread comes in with the Georgia Bulldogs as 6.5-point favorites at home. The over/under on total points scored is 52.
The Two Teams Match Up Really Well With One Another
On paper, this has the potential to be such a good matchup. For Florida, they are scoring an average of 34.43 points per game while only allowing an average of 16.57. For Georgia, those numbers are 39 for the offense and 16.29 for the defense. For Florida, they are averaging 408.3 total yards per game while allowing 323.3. For Georgia, they are averaging 461.9 while allowing 310.6. Florida’s pass defense ranks 6th in the nation, allowing just 160.1 passing yards per game while Georgia ranks 13th in total points allowed in the country. Everywhere you look, these two teams seem to match up well with one another.
Florida Looking For Upset On The Road
Florida will be looking to Feleipe Franks to lead them under center against the Georgia defense. On the season, Franks is 103 for 182 with 1,406 yards thrown, 15 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Franks has also added another 126 net yards and a touchdown on the ground. His best receivers this season have been Van Jefferson (19 receptions, 265 yards, 4 touchdowns) and Freddie Swain (11 receptions, 225 yards, 4 touchdowns).
On the ground, the Gators have three who have rushed for around or more than 300 yards. Dameon Pierce (295 net yards, 2 touchdowns), Lamical Perine (376 net yards, 3 touchdowns) and Jordan Scarlett (381 net yards, 3 touchdowns) have all had some success.
Defensively, Vosean Joseph leads the team with 44 tackles, while Jachai Polite (7 sacks for 42 yards) and Jabari Zuniga (4.5 sacks for 44 yards) lead the team in sacks. B Stewart leads the team with 2 interceptions.
Georgia Looking To Get Past Week 7 Loss
Georgia is hoping for a bounce-back game from quarterback Jake Fromm. After struggling against LSU, Fromm has still had a very productive season thus far. He is 99 for 148 with 1,409 yards, 13 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. Fromm’s most productive receivers have been Mecole Hardman (24 catches, 358 yards, 4 touchdowns), Riley Ridley (25 receptions, 337 yards, 5 touchdowns) and Jeremiah Holloman (11 receptions, 234 yards, 2 touchdowns).
On the ground, Elijah Holyfield has been their most productive back, rushing for a net gain of 488 yards and 4 touchdowns on 65 attempts. D’Andre Swift has also been solid rushing for 362 yards and 4 touchdowns on 71 attempts.
Defensively, the team leaders are Richard LeCounte (40 tackles), D’Andre Walker (5 sacks for 28 yards) and Deandre Baker (2 interceptions).
Game May Be Too Close To Call, Giving The Edge To Florida
As mentioned throughout, these two teams seemingly matchup very well with one another. It would not shock me if these two played to a pretty close, pretty low-scoring game. With that in mind, I have a hard time spotting a team almost a touchdown. Again, it is very possible that Georgia wins this game, but for my money, I will take Florida and the 6.5 points.