The annual school soccer video game amongst the Ga Bulldogs (7- SU, 5-2 ATS) and Florida Gators (4-3 SU, 3-4 ATS) is a lot more than just a rivalry match, one of a couple that will take location at a neutral website just about every 12 months. No, it is an occasion attracting huge crowds to the Jacksonville place each and every yr for what admirers however know as the “World’s Major Outside Cocktail Social gathering.” Even though the identify is no for a longer period official, it is most likely not going wherever at any time shortly.
Depending on who you talk to, the activity has occurred 98 or 99 periods, with Ga keeping the sequence lead, 52-44-2 or 53-44-2. Previous year observed Florida stop Georgia’s three-match successful streak in the sequence. Can the Gators make it two in a row, or will the Bulldogs stay undefeated?
Let us get a seem at both equally groups.
As the No. 1 ranked team in the place, the Bulldogs absolutely have additional on the line in this game. With a earn above Kentucky last week, they will retain command of the SEC East if they shed, but a decline would knock them off the major spot in the rankings and probably out of the major four.
But there is an great explanation why they are undefeated— no just one scores on them. The Georgia D has authorized just five touchdowns so considerably this time, and four of people came in garbage time when the Bulldogs had the activity well in hand. Teams are hardly going 200+ yards of offense on the Ga D (208.3/game No. 1 in the region).
The only thing the Bulldogs do not excel at on defense is stopping groups on fourth downs (T-105).
On the offensive aspect of the ball, Georgia is not undertaking as perfectly as the defense, but they are playing nicely. JT Daniels appeared reliable early in the 12 months there is a prospect he could be back again this week. But if not, Stetson Bennett has completed high-quality given that having in excess of the starting purpose. He is not lighting up the stat sheet, but he is not producing a lot of (if any) faults. Bennett has two interceptions on the year and has not thrown one particular in the last three games (all starts off).
When he needs to toss, he can. But the Bulldogs would likely like to adhere with what has worked surprisingly effectively so far—play dominant protection and stable, trusted offense.