A down year for the Georgia Bulldogs would suddenly feel not so down at all with a win over the also-down Florida Gators. Not only would it put the Dawgs in the center console right next to the driver’s seat in the SEC East, which is an incredibly annoying place for a bulldog to be, it would also give Georgia three wins over the Gators in the past seven years. Not quite a return to the days of Vince Dooley or Wally Butts, but at least a step in the right direction.
Do the hot Dawgs have a shot against the flailing Gators?
Dawg Sports thinks Georgia wins in the squeakiest of squeakers, but isn’t taking any chances. Team Speed Kills, our general SEC blog, isn’t on the record with a prediction yet, but its sidebar poll lists Florida as a more likely division winner than Georgia. EDSBS makes no score prediction, but dismisses the Gators chances upon discovering Steve Addazio’s playbook.
NBC Sports likes Mark Richt’s chances, picking Georgia to win by nine:
Getting the Gators offense, which ranks ninth in the SEC in both scoring (27.6 points per game) and total offense (329 yards per game), in gear versus the Bulldogs could prove to be quite challenging.
Georgia (4-4, 3-3) leads the SEC in rushing defense and has forced nine turnovers during its current three-game winning streak.
Walter Football aims even higher, going for a fourteen-point Georgia win. Three of CBS Sports’ five esteemed panelists roll with the Red and Black. Rivals disagrees, with three out of four going Gators.
What If Sports foresees Florida winning 27-24 after somehow being granted 13 extra seconds of time of possession.
What about the general public? About 65 percent of Yahoo! users also like Florida here, but the Dawgs opened as a 1.5-point Vegas favorite and are now they’re giving 2.5. This paragraph is the most confusing of all, unless it is reasonable to assume that Yahoo! users never gamble.