Georgia Bulldogs v. Florida Gators: UGA’s Last Stand


If the Georgia Bulldogs plan to make something of this season, it has to start this Saturday in Jacksonville at the “River City Showdown,” AKA, “The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party.”

The Georgia Bulldogs are sitting at 4-3 heading into this weekend’s matchup against the Florida Gators. Despite their early season struggles, the Dawgs have five manageable games left on the schedule: the Florida Gators, Kentucky Wildcats, Auburn Tigers, Louisiana-Lafayette, and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. If the Bulldogs hope to salvage this season, it has to start this weekend against the Gators.

Week after week, the same problem remains for the Georgia Bulldogs: they can’t put a complete game together this season. Consistently, at least one aspect of the team lets the entire unit down each week. Two weeks ago against Vanderbilt, it was special teams and the running game, the passing game against South Carolina, the undisciplined penalties against Tennessee, and the defense against Ole Miss. If the Bulldogs plan to make anything of this season, it all comes down to them pulling everything together this weekend, making this game Georgia’s last stand.

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It’s not too late for the Georgia Bulldogs to turn this season around. What we need to see in this matchup is the Jacob Eason of the Missouri game, in which he threw for over 300 yards, not the Jacob Eason of the South Carolina game, where he threw for just 29 yards. The Dawgs also need to return to the successes of the North Carolina game where they ran for 289 yards, not their 75 against Vanderbilt. The Georgia defense will also need to continue to improve, while their last two performances have been good – giving up 14 points to South Carolina and 17 to Vanderbilt, Florida should prove to be a little tougher on offense.

Prediction VIA Brian Stultz of CampusInsiders

"Florida vs. Georgia PredictionThis is the Florida-Georgia game, and you never know what is going to happen when these two teams get together. Florida has a lot on the line, while the Bulldogs have nothing to lose. Expect Georgia to come out playing loose and take an early lead, but the Florida defense will make a couple of plays to turn the momentum toward their side and the Gators pick up a major rivalry win.Florida vs. Georgia Score Prediction: Florida 28, Georgia 20"

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The Georgia Bulldogs will go head-to-head this Saturday, October 29, at 3:30 p.m. ET at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, FL. Catch the game on CBS.