SEC Football Preview: Georgia vs. Florida

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Georgia faces Florida on Saturday in Jacksonville. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

Rowan Rehbein, 14Powers.com SEC Football

TEAM SCHEDULES/RESULTS

Georgia

Date Opponent Score
2-Sep vs. UT Martin W 48 – 7
9-Sep vs. Ball State W 45 – 3
16-Sep vs. South Carolina W 24 – 14
23-Sep vs. UAB W 49 – 21
30-Sep at Auburn W 27 – 20
7-Oct vs. Kentucky W 51 – 13
14-Oct at Vanderbilt W 37 – 20
28-Oct vs. Florida*
4-Nov vs. Missouri
11-Nov vs. Ole Miss
18-Nov at Tennessee
25-Nov at Georgia Tech

Florida

Date Opponent Score
31-Aug at Utah L 11 – 24
9-Sep vs. McNeese W 49 – 7
16-Sep vs. Tennessee W 29 – 16
23-Sep vs. Charlotte W 22 – 7
30-Sep at Kentucky L 14 – 33
7-Oct vs. Vanderbilt W 38 – 14
14-Oct at South Carolina W 41 – 39
28-Oct vs. Georgia*
4-Nov vs. Arkansas
11-Nov at LSU
18-Nov at Missouri
25-Nov vs. Florida State

COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS

Rating Georgia Florida
ESPN FPI 8 33
Sagarin 4 36
Massey Composite 9 37
PiRate Ratings 2 32

KEY STATS

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
3rd Down Conversion Pct Georgia
Florida
2
108
2
12
0.571
0.333
3rd Down Conversion Pct Defense Georgia
Florida
1
10
1
3
0.236
0.291
4th Down Conversion Pct Georgia
Florida
7
76
1
6
0.800
0.467
4th Down Conversion Pct Defense Florida
Georgia
2
94
1
11
0.125
0.571
Blocked Kicks Florida 7 2 2
Blocked Kicks Allowed Georgia
Florida
1
125
1
14
0
3
Blocked Punts Florida 6 2 1
Blocked Punts Allowed Florida
Georgia
1
1
1
1
0
0
Completion Percentage Florida
Georgia
3
5
1
2
0.761
0.725
Defensive TDs Georgia 39 5 1
Fewest Penalties Georgia
Florida
15
80
1
5
32
47
Fewest Penalties Per Game Georgia
Florida
16
90
1
8
4.57
6.71
Fewest Penalty Yards Georgia
Florida
23
43
1
4
295
335
Fewest Penalty Yards Per Game Georgia
Florida
24
50
1
6
42.14
47.86
First Downs Defense Georgia
Florida
6
7
2
3
103
104
First Downs Offense Georgia
Florida
6
38
2
4
188
161
Fumbles Lost Florida
Georgia
32
65
5
10
3
4
Fumbles Recovered Florida 100 9 2
Kickoff Return Defense Florida
Georgia
2
36
1
4
10.25
17.54
Kickoff Returns Georgia
Florida
16
93
1
12
25.00
18.25
Net Punting Florida
Georgia
8
10
2
3
43.20
42.59
Passes Had Intercepted Florida
Georgia
8
40
1
6
3
5
Passes Intercepted Georgia
Florida
12
125
1
14
9
2
Passing Offense Georgia
Florida
5
32
2
6
337.0
280.4
Passing Yards Allowed Georgia
Florida
9
21
1
3
171.1
187.6
Passing Yards per Completion Georgia
Florida
56
94
8
11
12.42
11.03
Punt Return Defense Georgia
Florida
5
37
2
5
0.00
5.00
Punt Returns Georgia
Florida
24
70
5
12
12.57
7.92
Red Zone Defense Florida
Georgia
61
86
5
8
0.812
0.867
Red Zone Offense Florida
Georgia
15
28
3
7
0.935
0.900
Rushing Defense Georgia
Florida
10
42
1
7
91.4
124.9
Rushing Offense Georgia
Florida
47
81
5
10
172.4
141.3
Sacks Allowed Georgia
Florida
9
100
1
10
0.86
2.71
Scoring Defense Georgia
Florida
7
34
1
5
14.0
20.0
Scoring Offense Georgia
Florida
7
63
2
9
40.1
29.1
Tackles for Loss Allowed Georgia
Florida
19
94
2
9
4.29
6.43
Team Passing Efficiency Georgia
Florida
17
20
4
5
161.97
160.89
Team Passing Efficiency Defense Georgia
Florida
5
86
1
10
100.86
137.59
Team Sacks Georgia
Florida
105
110
13
14
1.71
1.57
Team Tackles for Loss Georgia
Florida
91
97
12
13
5.1
5.0
Time of Possession Florida
Georgia
4
6
1
2
34:01
33:37
Total Defense Georgia
Florida
6
18
1
5
262.6
312.4
Total Offense Georgia
Florida
3
46
2
6
509.4
421.7
Turnover Margin Georgia
Florida
65
87
10
13
0.00
-0.29
Turnovers Gained Georgia
Florida
77
126
10
14
9
4
Turnovers Lost Florida
Georgia
14
49
3
9
6
9
Winning Percentage Georgia
Florida
1
31
1
6
1.000
0.714

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Georgia

QB Carson Beck, RB Kendall Milton, WR Ladd McConkey, TE Brock Bowers, OL Sedrick Van Pran, OL Tate Ratledge, OL Xavier Truss, DE Mykel Williams, DT Nazir Stackhouse, LB Jamon Dumas-Johnson, LB Smael Mondon, LB Tykee Smith, CB Daylen Everette, S Javon Bullard, S Malaki Starks.

Florida

QB Graham Mertz, RB Trevor Etienne, WR Ricky Pearsall, OL Kingsley Eguakan, OL Austin Barber, DE Princely Umanmielen, DB Jason Marshall, P Jeremy Crawshaw.

INJURIES

Georgia


Player POS Status
T. Ingram-Dawkins DL Mid Nov – Foot
E. Lightsey LB Late Nov – Back
R. Robinson II RB Prob Sat – Ankle
K. Milton RB Ques Sat – Undisclosed
B. Bowers TE Late Nov – Ankle
A. Mims OL Out indefinitely – Ankle
B. Robinson RB out for season – Knee

Florida


Player POS Status
A. Jean WR Prob Sat – Lower Body
D. Zanders TE Prob Sat – Lower Body
J. Odom TE Out Sat – Concussion
C. Douglas WR Mid Nov – Leg
K. Wilson S Ques Sat – Undisclosed
K. Eguakun OL Ques Sat – Lower Body
C. Jones OL out for season – Redshirt
K. Zipperer TE Out indefinitely – Knee
J. Miller III QB Out indefinitely – Shoulder
T. Chiaokhiao-Bowman WR Out indefinitely – Lower Body
C. Carroll RB out for season – Knee
J. Boone DL out for season – Knee

Source: Covers.com

Georgia vs. Florida Football Series History

Georgia leads 54-44

COMMENTS

Why they play this one in Jacksonville every season is beyond me. Maybe it’s just a tradition. Georgia is still tough but they aren’t the Georgia of the past two seasons. I pick Florida to pull off a stunner and end the Bulldog’s fine run.

PREDICTIONS

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Georgia 40, Florida 27

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Florida 38, Georgia 35

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 3:30 PM ET*. Watch this SEC football game on the CBS, at Jacksonville Network.

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