By Andrew Edwards
The game of the weekend is only a few days away, and it’s more than likely going to determine the winner of the SEC east.
The Florida Gators (7-1) come into this game after a gutsy come from behind victory against South Carolina, while Georgia (6-1) is off a BYE week.
However, before the BYE, the Bulldogs had a less than stellar offense performance against Kentucky. Georgia QB Jake Fromm only completed nine passes in that game for 35 yards, and was continually bailed out by the vicious bulldog rushing attack. 35 passing yards is not going to cut it against a Florida defense that currently only gives up 15.8 points per game. If Georgia wants to win this one, Jake Fromm is going to have to step it up.
Meanwhile, Florida finds themselves primed to win the SEC east with a victory this weekend. The Gators only have two SEC games after this – at home against Vanderbilt and away at Missouri. It won’t be easy for them, however, as Georgia brings in one of the better defenses in the country – only allowing 10.6 points per game. Florida doesn’t seem to be as one dimensional as the Georgia, but this might be the toughest overall defense the gators face all season.
Georgia, on the other hand, could also certainly win the SEC east with a win. They do have a tougher road ahead though, with trips to Auburn and at home against A&M, but win out and Georgia is playing in Atlanta for the SEC championship.
This is probably the toughest prediction that I’ve had to make so far. Before the season started, I wouldn’t have even put Florida in the same category as Georgia. As of late, Florida has maybe even looked like the better team…BUT I’m not sure they are going to be able to get past a Georgia defense that hardly surrenders any points. I think these two battle it out into the fourth, where Georgia will make a game wining touchdown.
Score: Georgia 28 Florida 24