Following a week off, the Florida Gators (4-3, 3-2 SEC) will renew their annual rivalry with the Georgia Bulldogs (4-3, 3-2 SEC) Saturday afternoon at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla. Kick-off is set for 3:30 PM. The Charm City Gators will be hosting two viewing parties, with options in Elkridge, Md. at the Stained Glass Pub and in Federal Hill at Porters. We will have Gator swag to hand out at both locations.
Last time out, Florida sputtered out of the gate and was defeated, 36-17, in its first ever trip to Missouri. The Gators managed just 151 yards of total offense while Mizzou redshirt freshman quarterback Maty Mauk passed for 295 yards and one score in his first career start.
Georgia limps into game (formerly known as “The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party), also following a bye week and a loss, the Bulldogs’ defeat coming on the road at Vanderbilt. Georgia also lost their contest the previous week, 41-26, to Missouri at home between the hedges. With Georgia leading, 24-14, at the half, the Commodores came out of the break and outscored the Dawgs 17-3 to snatch the victory. Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray threw for just 114 yards, did not throw a touchdown, and was picked off twice.
Florida and Georgia have met 90 times (91 by UGA’s count) with the Bulldogs leading the all-time series 48-40-2. The game has been played in Jacksonville every year, except for 1943 (World War II), 1995 and 1996 (due to construction), since 1932. The Gators won 18 of 21 meetings from 1990-2010, but the Bulldogs have won each of the last two seasons.