The once-a-year college soccer game among the Georgia Bulldogs (7- SU, 5-2 ATS) and Florida Gators (4-3 SU, 3-4 ATS) is a lot more than just a rivalry sport, just one of a number of that normally takes put at a neutral site each individual yr. No, it is an function attracting enormous crowds to the Jacksonville spot each and every calendar year for what fans nevertheless know as the “World’s Premier Out of doors Cocktail Occasion.” Though the name is no extended formal, it is most likely not going any place whenever quickly.
Dependent on who you converse to, the match has transpired 98 or 99 situations, with Georgia holding the sequence direct, 52-44-2 or 53-44-2. Last season noticed Florida stop Georgia’s three-game winning streak in the series. Can the Gators make it two in a row, or will the Bulldogs continue to be undefeated?
Let’s get a search at both groups.
As the No. 1 ranked staff in the place, the Bulldogs definitely have a lot more on the line in this recreation. With a gain in excess of Kentucky final 7 days, they will keep command of the SEC East if they reduce, but a loss would knock them off the best spot in the rankings and likely out of the prime 4.
But there is an outstanding explanation why they are undefeated— no a person scores on them. The Ga D has allowed just five touchdowns so much this period, and four of all those arrived in garbage time when the Bulldogs had the match very well in hand. Groups are scarcely likely 200+ yards of offense on the Ga D (208.3/activity No. 1 in the nation).
The only thing the Bulldogs do not excel at on defense is halting teams on fourth downs (T-105).
On the offensive side of the ball, Georgia is not performing as well as the defense, but they are playing properly. JT Daniels appeared sound early in the calendar year there is a prospect he could be again this 7 days. But if not, Stetson Bennett has done high-quality because taking more than the beginning part. He is not lights up the stat sheet, but he is not creating several (if any) errors. Bennett has two interceptions on the time and has not thrown a single in the previous 3 game titles (all commences).
When he requires to toss, he can. But the Bulldogs would almost certainly desire to adhere with what has worked surprisingly nicely so far—play dominant protection and solid, reliable offense.