All eyes will be fixated on the Florida-Georgia matchup this Saturday.
The contest between the rivals is the biggest game on the SEC schedule this week. ESPN’s “College GameDay,” and the SEC Network’s “SEC Nation” will be in Jacksonville.
For the first time since 2005 …
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Each team enters the showdown (3:30 p.m. EST, CBS) coming off of a bye week.
No. 7 Georgia (6-1) lost their first game of the season on Oct. 13 to No. 4 LSU. After losing to No. 12 Kentucky on Sept. 8, No. 9 Florida (6-1) is riding a five-game winning streak.
In his weekly appearance on WJOX, SEC Network host Paul Finebaum expressed his thoughts.
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“I don’t give them (Florida) a great chance,” Finebaum said according to Saturday Down South. “I think Georgia is coming into this game knowing that the season is on the line and this is not a freebie in any way. I think during this time off (bye week) they have been able to figure out some things that have gone wrong and correct them.”
Finebaum believes that the bye week will help Georgia rectify the issues from their loss to LSU.
“I give Kirby Smart a lot of credit for being a very smart coach and being aware of what his team has not done,” Finebaum said according to Saturday Down South. “That team was trending in the entirely wrong direction, and I think this break comes at a great time.”
Georgia leads the all-time series 51-43-2 and won last season’s game in a 42-7 rout. Florida was on a three-game winning streak in the series prior to last season’s defeat.
Finebaum compliments Florida but ultimately thinks this is a game Georgia will come away victorious.
“Florida is a very good team,” Finebaum said according to Saturday Down South. “I think Georgia is a better team.”