#8 Georgia vs #6 Florida Week #10 Prediction
By. Andrew Rodberg (twitter.com/AndrewRod2019)
TV/Radio: CBS 3:30pm
JACKSONVILLE, FL— Home of the World’s Largest Cocktail Party, is a must attend for all Georgia and Florida fans alike. With this week’s game a must win for either team, the magnitude has just increased as the bye week got underway. The Gators sitting pretty at #6 and Georgia at #8, the winner of this game will surely increase their chances of representing the SEC East in the SEC Championship. Hoping for a third consecutive win vs the Gators, the Dawgs have a few keys to victory:
We’ve said this all year and last few weeks hasn’t been any different. Jake Fromm didn’t see the field, wasn’t working through his progressions and had some untimely mistakes that really caused the Dawgs momentum to be halted. He uncharacteristically hasn’t been the same since Coley and company has limited the playbook and not allowed him to sling the ball around. With his major target, Lawrence Cager out with injury the last few weeks, he finally returns to the field in one of the most important games of the 2019 season. If the Dawgs look to get their 7th victory and a huge Top 10 win, the will need to rely of Fromm to be poised and ready to sling it when his number is called.
Variety in the Run Game:
Vanilla play calling has really put a damper on the explosive run plays that the Dawgs normally have throughout the season. With way more than usual draw plays up the middle, the Dawgs haven’t been able to spread the defense and get their WR’s in zone coverage. Mixing up the running plays will go a long way in helping the Dawgs move the ball down the field and open up the passing game.
With Georgia leading the country in rush defense, which has not allowed a rushing TD to this point, they will look to keep that a trend vs the Gators. With the Gators averaging 142 yards and 2 TD’s per game, the Dawgs will have to shut that down and make UF one-dimensional. Making the #6 Gators rely on Kyle Trask’s arm, could be to UGA’s favor as their cornerbacks and linebackers are athletic and have a good eye for the ball. If the Dawgs are going to stay in this game, they will need to cause turnovers and in return score off of those turnovers. Like every year, this game could go either way as the neutral field and atmosphere brings out the best in everyone.