Florida Gators (3-3) at Georgia Bulldogs (6-1)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 1, 2014, 3:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Georgia Bulldogs -10.5 -- Over/Under: 47
The Florida Gators and Georgia Bulldogs square off Saturday afternoon at EverBank Field.
The Florida Gators are in danger of missing a bowl game for the second straight season and needs their offense to get going. Treon Harriswill get the nod at quarterback, which is a slight upgrade over Jeff Driskel who has turned the ball over more times to count. In limited playing time, Harris is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for three touchdowns and one interception while rushing for 51 yards and a score. Florida has just eight passing plays of 25 or more yards and three players with double-digit receptions. Demarcus Robinson leads the Gators with 524 receiving yards and four touchdowns and Quinton Dunbar is next in line with only 122 receiving yards. Florida’s ground game is averaging 4.2 yards per carry, as Matt Jones and Kelvin Taylor have combined for more than 600 rushing yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, the Florida Gators allow 25.5 points, 317.3 yards, and they’ve forced 16 turnovers and 17 sacks. Antonio Morrison leads the Gators with 42 tackles and Alex McCalister has four sacks.
The Georgia Bulldogs have won five straight games and now have their eyes set on the SEC title. Despite Todd Gurley still being out, Georgia’s running game is averaging 6.2 yards per carry and is being led by Nick Chubb. Chubb has 569 rushing yards and five touchdowns, much of which has come in his last three games. The Georgia Bulldogs have won nine of their last 10 games when rushing for 200-plus yards. Hutson Mason is completing 69.2 percent of his passes for 10 touchdowns and three interceptions. Huston has six total touchdowns and zero picks in his last two games. Chris Conley and Michael Bennett have combined for close to 600 receiving yards and seven touchdowns, as the Bulldogs have nine passing plays of 25 or more yards. Defensively, the Georgia Bulldogs are allowing 20 points, 320.6 yards, and they’ve forced 17 turnovers and 18 sacks. Amarlo Herrera leads Georgia with 57 tackles and Jordan Jenkins has 6.5 tackles for loss.
The Gators are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a bye week and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bulldogs are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 conference games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a bye week.
This is a rivalry game and while the Florida Gators offense has beyond terrible, they do have the elite defense to slowdown the Bulldogs running game to keep this close. You have to like the points, especially with the Bulldogs not exactly lighting things up against the number.