The rivalry with the coolest unofficial name in all of college football will take to TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday as No. 1 Georgia takes on Florida in “The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party.”
Both teams are coming off a bye, though that is about the end of their similarities thus far into the 2021 season. The Bulldogs are the clear No. 1 team in the country, having beaten their opponents by an average of 29.9 points per game. That includes ranked victories over then-No. 3 Clemson, then-No. 8 Arkansas, No. 12 Kentucky and No. 18 Auburn.
The defense is one of the best units the sport has seen in several years, ranking first in total defense (207.1 yards per game), scoring defense (6.6 points per game), second in rushing defense (62.3 yards per game) and passing defense (144.9 yards per game). Quarterback Stetson Bennett has also proven himself a capable manager of Georgia’s offense, completing 69.5 percent of his passes for 996 yards and 11 touchdowns to two interceptions.
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Circumstances are considerably more mercurial with Dan Mullen’s team, which is 4-3 on the season with losses to No. 3 Alabama, Kentucky and LSU. That’s also true of the quarterback situation, as Mullen has said both Anthony Richardson and Emory Jones will see action against the Bulldogs on Saturday. Richardson has completed 21 of 37 passes for 392 yards and five touchdowns to three interceptions, adding 348 rushing yards and three more scores. Jones has completed 118 of 175 passes for 1,304 yards and 10 touchdowns to nine interceptions. He also has 494 rushing yards and two more scores.
Perhaps the Gators can use the two-quarterback situation to confuse the Bulldogs’ defense in Jacksonville. Or perhaps Georgia will clamp down as it has all season.
Sporting News breaks down how to watch that intriguing battle and more in “The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party” between Georgia and Florida:
What channel is Georgia vs. Florida on today?
The meeting between Georgia and Florida will be broadcast nationally on CBS. Gary Danielson and Brad Nessler will call the game in the booth while Jamie Erdahl reports from the sideline.
Georgia vs. Florida start time
- Date: Saturday, Oct. 30
- Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. ET
Georgia vs. Florida will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET from TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Fla.
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Georgia schedule 2021
|vs. No. 3 Clemson (Charlotte)||Sept. 4||Georgia 10, Clemson 3|
|vs. UAB||Sept. 11||Georgia 56, UAB 7|
|vs. South Carolina||Sept. 18||Georgia 40, South Carolina 13|
|at Vanderbilt||Sept. 25||Georgia 62, Vanderbilt 0|
|vs. No. 8 Arkansas||Oct. 2||Georgia 37, Arkansas 0|
|at No. 18 Auburn||Oct. 9||Georgia 34, Auburn 10|
|vs. No. 11 Kentucky||Oct. 16||Georgia 30, Kentucky 13|
|vs. Florida (Jacksonville, Fla.)||Oct. 30||TBD|
|vs. Missouri||Nov. 6||TBD|
|at Tennessee||Nov. 13||TBD|
|vs. Charleston Southern||Nov. 20||TBD|
|at Georgia Tech||Nov. 27||TBD|
Florida schedule 2021
|vs. Florida Atlantic||Sept. 4||Florida 35, Florida Atlantic 14|
|at South Florida||Sept. 11||Florida 42, South Florida 20|
|vs. No. 1 Alabama||Sept. 18||Alabama 31, Florida 29|
|vs. Tennessee||Sept. 25||Florida 38, Tennessee 14|
|at Kentucky||Oct. 2||Kentucky 20, Florida 13|
|vs. Vanderbilt||Oct. 9||Florida 42, Vanderbilt 0|
|at LSU||Oct. 16||LSU 49, Florida 42|
|vs. No. 1 Georgia (Jacksonville, Fla.)||Oct. 30||TBD|
|at South Carolina||Nov. 6||TBD|
|vs. Samford||Nov. 13||TBD|
|at Missouri||Nov. 20||TBD|
|vs. Florida State||Nov. 27||TBD|