No. 3 Georgia tries to stay unbeaten against rival Florida
No. 3 Georgia (7-0, 4-0 SEC) vs. Florida (3-3, 3-2), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS)
Line: Georgia by 14.
Series Record: Debatable. Georgia counts a victory in 1904 and says it leads 50-43-2. Florida insists it didn’t compete at the varsity level until 1906 and calls it 49-43-2.
WHAT’S AT STAKE
Georgia’s unbeaten record and lofty ranking as well as Florida’s three-game winning streak in the series.
Florida’s run defense vs. Nick Chubb, Sony Michel and D’Andre Swift. Georgia ranks second in the league and 10th nationally in rushing, averaging 282.9 yards a game. Slowing the Bulldogs down is Florida’s top priority.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Georgia: QB Jake Fromm. The freshman is coming off his best game, completing 18 of 26 passes for 326 yards and two touchdowns in a 53-28 victory against Missouri. He’s undefeated as a starter and ranks second in the league in pass efficiency. But the Gators don’t seem impressed: “We’re going to see what his best attribute is,” safety Chauncey Gardner said.
Florida: WR Tyrie Cleveland returns after missing most of the last two games, both losses, with a high-ankle sprain. The sophomore has 15 receptions for 326 yards and two touchdowns, and has been the team’s big-play threat.
FACTS & FIGURES
Sixth time in series history that both teams are coming off bye. ... Florida has won 21 of the last 27 meetings. ... Matchup features two of five Football Bowl Subdivision teams that are perfect in the red zone. Georgia is 29 of 29; Florida is 15 of 15. ... Bulldogs averaging 43 points a game in SEC play. ... Only other time Georgia was a double-digit favorite against Florida in the last 40 years was in 2014, and the Bulldogs lost 38-20. ... Florida is only team in country that hasn’t recovered a fumble this season.