Setting the stage
Florida and Georgia are facing off for the 101st time in the 91st meeting between the two teams in Jacksonville.
• Georgia leads the series, 54-44-2, and owns a 48-41-1 advantage in Jacksonville.
• The Gators are 22-11 vs. the Bulldogs dating back to 1990, with the last win coming in the form of a 44-28 victory in 2020.
• Week 9 marks Florida’s 19th game against the AP No. 1 team including the fourth across the last three seasons.
• Florida is 1-1 against AP Top-25 teams this season (L at No. 14 Utah, W vs. No. 11 Tennessee).
• The Gators have never beaten the AP No. 1 team while unranked. Wins vs. AP No. 1: No. 2 Florida 31, No. 1 Alabama 20
(2008 SECCG) | No. 2 Florida 41, No. 1 Ohio State 14 (2006 BCSCG) | No. 3 Florida 52, No. 1 FSU 20 (1996 NCG)
• Georgia has eclipsed 500 yards of offense vs. Florida two times in the 100-game history of the rivalry (1976, 2022).
The Other Side
This will mark the third consecutive year that a No. 1 ranked Georgia squad will face an unranked
Florida team. Other than the shortened 2020 season, the Bulldogs have had an off week prior to their
SEC Eastern Division matchup with the Gators every year since 2013. Georgia is 10-6 all-time against
Florida following a bye week while the Gators, who also were off last weekend, have a record of 18-11
against the Bulldogs after a week off.
- Georgia is on a school record 24-game winning streak that began with a 34-11 win over Michigan
in the 2021 CFP semifnal at the Capital One Orange Bowl.
- Georgia is enjoying a school record streak of 34 consecutive regular season victories that dates to
a 31-24 home triumph over Mississippi State on Nov. 21, 2020. That’s the longest streak in the FBS.
- Georgia has won 23 regular season SEC games in a row dating to a 31-24 win over Mississippi
State on Nov. 21, 2020. This matches the school record for consecutive SEC wins, which was also done
during a stretch from 1980 to 1983.
- The Bulldogs are 36-1 in their last 37 games including back-to-back national championships.
One of the keys to Georgia’s success is its third down defense. The Bulldogs lead the country with opponents converting just 23.6 percent of the time. In the past three SEC games, Georgia opponents are a combined 6-for-32 on third downs (19 percent). The Bulldogs are second nationally in converting third downs (57.1 percent).
Missing The Power Of Bowers
All-American and 2022 Mackey Award winner junior Brock Bowers is one of the nation’s top talents.
Bowers had surgery on Oct. 16 and is currently out after sustaining an ankle injury during the road win over Vanderbilt.
- He ranks second in Bulldog history in Touchdown Catches (24), fifth in Receiving Yards (2,391) and sixth in Receptions (160).
- The Napa, Ca., native posted a third straight 100-yard game (a combined 24 rec., 410 yds., 4 TDs) with a seven catch, 132-yard performance against #20 Kentucky that included a touchdown. He was the first Bulldog to have three 100-yard receiving performances in a row since Terrence Edwards in 2002.
- Tallied eight receptions for a career-high 157 yards and a score in the road win over Auburn. Bowers was named the Mackey Award Tight End of the Week following that performance.
- 19 rushes for 193 yards and five TDs in his career
- Two receiving scores and a rushing score in the same game twice (At South Carolina in 2022 and at Vanderbilt in 2021)
- 10 career 100-yard receiving games; three of his career TD catches have covered 75+ yards; his first career TD catch covered 89 yards against UAB.
Time: 3:30 PM ET
Location: EverBank Stadium – Jacksonville, FL
Radio: ESPN Gainesville – WRUF | The Varsity Network | SiriusXM
On the call
Play-by-Play: Brad Nessler
Analyst: Gary Danielson
Reporter: Jenny Dell