The 100th meeting between Georgia football and Florida is on Saturday, and it could end up being one of the more memorable moments in this rivalry’s history.
Will Kirby Smart finish as the head coach with the best record through six games, or will this rivalry spoil a perfect season?
This game may not be between two ranked opponents, but the Gators are lurking and eyeing Georgia just as an alligator does, waiting to strike. However, this defense is likely too elite to fall for the sneak attack.
After last season, these seniors have a bad taste in their mouths, so they will do whatever it takes to come out on top Saturday evening.
Georgia’s offense has to utilize the rush attack and do what they’ve been doing through the first seven weeks, and so does Georgia football’s defense.
Of course, the biggest thing for the defense to do is preventing explosive plays, but what else can they do against an offense that averages over 500 total yards a game?
Well, the Dawgs have the No.1 scoring defense at 6.6 points a game and are on track to finish this year as one of the best units ever.
They rank No. 2 in the country in rushing defense, giving up just 63.43 yards a game. Georgia also ranks No. 2 in pass defense nationally, averaging 144.9 yards.
Overall they still are the No.1 ranked total defense as teams average just 208.3 yards a game on them. The No-name defense has only given up four touchdowns all year and has proven they are scary good.
Dan Mullen will be ready for this game because if the Gators lose to LSU, Kentucky and Georgia in the same year, his seat may get hot.
The Dawgs may be No.1 in the country, but it’s a rivalry game, so anything is on the table. As we’ve seen, Georgia has just eight wins since 2000 against the Gators.
If they want to win No.9, here are three things on defense they must accomplish.