#7 Georgia vs #9 Florida Week #9 Prediction
After losing their last game vs LSU, the Dawgs regrouped and had a bye week ahead of the showdown with their hated rival Florida. In doing so, the Dawgs now are tied on top of the SEC East with Florida and Kentucky all within reach of the title. With that being said, this game is huge for the overall standings in the East. With a 3:30pm kickoff, the Dawgs will look to improve to 5-1 in the conference and get to a 7-1 record. This matchup on paper looks to be a back and forth contest so here are a few keys to victory for the Dawgs.
Get the Run Game Going:
After starting their last game with 3 straight passing plays, OC Jim Chaney and company must develop a run game early and often. If they are able to do that it will take the pressure off of Jake Fromm and allow him to connect on short passes.
Get to the QB:
A lot like last year, the Dawgs need to get to the QB. In their last matchup with Florida, the Dawgs were able to sack Felipe Franks and get him to turn the ball over and not get in a rhythm. If the Dawgs can do that early, it will allow the defense to play more aggressive and attack the ball.
Don’t Let Up:
Everyone knows no matter the rankings, this matchup always comes down to the wire and no one team is out of it until the final whistle. With that being said, the Dawgs can’t allow the ups and downs of the game to affect the next play. They must play with a sense of urgency and focus as they have already lost one game and cant afford to lose another.
Difference in Outcome:
With Felipe Franks and Jake Fromm almost identical stat wise, the difference in the game will be the running backs. If Elijah Holyfield can get going, he will be the difference maker in wether the Dawgs come out victorious.
Prediction: Georgia 27 Florida 17