Georgia vs. Florida: TV Info, Spread, Injury Updates, Game Time and More

Richard LangfordCorrespondent IOctober 31, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 27:  Sanders Commings #19 of the Georgia Bulldogs attempts to tackle Mike Gillislee #23 of the Florida Gators during the game at EverBank Field on October 27, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Forida and Georgia will enter "The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party" in Jacksonville, Fla., both looking to get their seasons back on track. 

Just two games ago, both teams were sitting with one loss each and still in the chase for the national championship. Now, they are just 4-3 and simply hoping to crack the BCS Top 25.

Both will be well rested for this contest after coming off of a bye week.

The bye gave the Bulldogs time to stew over their 31-27 loss to Vanderbilt, while Florida has been left to wonder how Missouri torched its proud defense for 36 last time on the field. 

This will all create a sense of desperation around this already fierce rivalry.  

 

Game Information

JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 27:  Taylor Bradberry #81 of the Georgia Bulldogs celebrates with fans following the game against the Florida Gators at EverBank Field on October 27, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

When: Saturday, Nov. 2, at 3:30 p.m. ET

Where: Everbank Field, Jacksonville, Fla. 

TV: CBS

Spread: Georgia -3 (Bovada)

 

Injury Report

Injury info via USA Today

Georgia
PlayerPos.StatusInjury
Michael BennettWROutknee
Paris BostickSOuttoe surgery
Chris ConleyWRDoubtfulankle
Todd Gurley IIRBProbableankle
Josh Harvey-ClemonsSDoubtfulfoot
Austin LongTOutacademics
Keith MarshallRBOutknee
Tray MatthewsSProbablehamstring
Malcolm MitchellWROutknee
Ryne RankinLBQuestionableillness
Jonathan RumphWRQuestionablehamstring
Justin Scott-WesleySOutknee
Tramel TerryWROutknee
Reggie WilkersonCBOutknee
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Florida
PlayerPos.StatusInjury
Andre DeboseWROutknee
Jeff DriskelQBOutbroken fibula
Dominique EasleyDTOutright knee
Chaz GreenTOutshoulder surgery
D.J. HumphriesTOutknee
Damien JacobsDTQuestionablehead
Matt JonesRBOutknee/leg
Darrin KitchensLBDoubtfulshoulder
Tyler MurphyQBProbableshoulder
Jeremi PowellLBOutknee
Ronald PowellDEQuestionableankle
Matt RolinLBOutknee
Jordan SheritDEOutknee
Colin ThompsonTEDoubtfulfoot
Chris ThompsonWRQuestionablefoot
Nick WashingtonDBOutshoulder
Jaylen WatkinsSQuestionablehand
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Key Storyline: Will Florida get its defense back on track? 

COLUMBIA, MO - OCTOBER 19:  Running back Henry Josey #20 of the Missouri Tigers carries the ball during the game against the Florida Gators at Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium on October 19, 2013 in Columbia, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Jamie Squire/Getty Images

The Gators offense has been struggling all season. Florida is 103rd in the nation in points scored. However, the Gators were still thriving on the strength of an excellent defense. 

Florida's defense withstood a test against LSU two games ago. While the Gators lost the game, they allowed just 17 points. 

However, in their last effort, Missouri went for 500 yards of offense—205 of which came on the ground. 

Meanwhile, Georgia's offense has slumped a bit in the current two-game losing streak, but the Bulldogs have still put up at least 26 points in each of the last two contests. 

ATHENS, GA - OCTOBER 12:  Aaron Murray #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs rolls out against the Missouri Tigers at Sanford Stadium on October 12, 2013 in Athens, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Florida is going to need to bring its best effort on defense if the Gators want any chance of winning this one. 

 

Prediction: Georgia 27, Florida 17

This is a tough game to predict. However, Florida's slipping defense is the key to me siding with Georgia.

While Georgia's defense has struggled, Florida has had a hard time scoring on anyone. This will open the door for Georgia to quickly get the ball back and wear out the Florida defense.