It won’t have the atmosphere outside the stadium thanks to COVID-19, but rest assured, this game will still have its usual intensity and downright dislike from both sides when Georgia and Florida get together on Saturday.
If Georgia wins, it’ll be its first four-game win streak in the series since 1978-83. If Florida wins, it gets a feather in its cap fora year, a trip to Atlanta and a license to be even more insufferable for the next 364 days.
Here’s what Georgia needs to do in order to win.
Get early breaks.
Think back to last year. On the game’s first drive for Florida, the Gators were stopped in fourth down. It set the tone for the whole game. Georgia needs to do something similar. Whether it’s a an early turnover, quick score of big play,Georgia needs it, and cannot allow Florida to do the same.
Slow down Pitts
Georgia won’t be able to straight up shut down Kyle Pitts, more than likely. He’ll get his yards and catches. What Georgia cannot afford is for him to take over the game. If he does, UGA’s defense will have to bow its neck more than desired.
Capable QB Play
Was Georgia deliberately not throwing it last week or is it straight up unconfident in Stetson Bennett? We will find out soon enough. Bennett does not have to win the game on his own, but needs to be able to pass it enough to keep Florida honest.