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Cocktail Time in Jacksonville; Dawgs vs. Gators

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Jacksonville hosts the  “World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party,” once again, in the annual clash between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Florida Gators. Fans, from both sides, will enjoy college football in its purest form.

Fans from both teams love to indulge in tailgating and any other activity that wets the appetites. College football fans across the country enjoy the pageantry and the spirit that this game carries.

The Dawgs enter the game, ranked #3 in the country in the AP poll. Georgia havs put themselves in position to be major players moving forward, but cannot afford any hiccups along the way.

Florida enters the game struggling to find its way; particularly on offense. Injuries and off the field issues have handcuffed the Gators. Inconsistent play and the fact, though injury or otherwise, the Gators have not gained any traction at all.

Both teams play solid defense. Kirby Smart is slowly getting the pieces to his defensive puzzle in place. Florida has played defense at a high level as well. Points should be at a premium, early.

The glaring issue, mentioned earlier, is the vast difference in the two offenses that will be taking the field. Georgia has gotten consistent play from Jack Fromm, while Florida’s quarterback situation has been a complete mess. The Dawgs lean heavily on the two headed monster in Nick Chubb and Sony Michel.

The Gators have shown the ability to run the ball as well; though I believe the Gators coaching staff can be a bit more patient in the running game. Florida may get a much needed shot in the arm, as Tyrie Cleveland may be ready to go. Cleveland is certainly a playmaker that they need to help a struggling offense.

I anticipate this game being much closer than most think, especially on a neutral field. Jim McElwain needs a win to right the train. Florida will play well. Will it be enough against a very good Georgia team that appears primed for a SEC title run? I have my doubts, but this will be a very entertaining games into the 4th quarter. Georgia will do just enough to secure a close win.

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