This Saturday the 31st of October 2015 we have a very interesting game for this 2015 NCAA Football season in Week 9 with the SEC rivals of the East Division, the 6-2 Gators of Florida (SEC East 4-1) playing the 5-2 Bulldogs of Georgia (SEC East 3-2) playing at the EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida with the kick-off scheduled for 3:35 PM ET and seen on CBS TV.
The SEC East leaders the No.13 Gators of Florida had their winning streak busted on Saturday October 17th as they lost a close game to the SEC West leaders the now No. 4 Tigers of LSU 35-28 as they won the game on a fake field goal that they ran for a TD in the 4th quarter. Meanwhile the Gators with a bye week are well rested and will seek to return to their victorious ways this Saturday.
For those that Bet on College Football at a sportsbook, and are fans of the 6-1 Gators of Florida as mentioned earlier your team had a difficult loss to the Tigers of LSU in Week 7 but they still have a chance to make the College Football Playoffs in 2016, as they also have moved up in the Top AP 25 ranking to No. 13 for NCAA FB. Thus in this upcoming game they seek a win and move up in the rankings and improve their chances for an SEC Title game as they play the Bulldogs of Georgia.
If the Gators want a win in this important game, they need for their QB T. Harris to have another great game like he had against the Tigers where he completed 17 of his 32 pass attempts for 2 touchdowns and some 272 yards without an interception in the game. He started the game in place of the suspended QB W. Grier, and performed as if he had no fear of the big games.
He also will have to improve is game execution in the late minutes of a game, as against the Tigers in his last 2 offensive drives he struggled with his passing execution as he only managed to complete 2 of his 10 passing attempts. That’s because the secondary of Georgia has only allowed their opponents to pass for 188 yards each game. In the ultimate 10 games the Gators of Florida have 8 wins and 2 losses against the spread.
And if you’re a fan of the 5-2 Bulldogs of Georgia this past weekend your team ended their 2 game losing streaks as they beat the Tigers of Missouri in a very contested game 9 to 6 as they made a comeback after a struggling defeat to the Volunteers of Tennessee 38-31 on the previous Saturday. Thus with the win over Missouri they Bulldogs are now with 5 wins and 2 losses.
The Bulldogs beat the Tigers with their very good defensive strategies, as they stopped the Missouri offense and allowed them only to gain 164 yards in the game and just 6 1st downs. Yes, there were no touchdowns in this game and all points were scored off of field goals. That was the 1st time since back in 1995 when the Bulldogs last won a game without scoring a TD in a win over Kentucky 12-3. In the college football ranks the Bulldogs of Georgia are 27th with their scoring defense, which has only allowed some 19.3 points in each game to date in 2015.
But this coming Saturday to have the same performance on defense will be somewhat difficult since the Gators of Florida are 54th in College football in scoring this season, as they average 31.8 points each game. Thus, it will be of utmost importance that the Georgia defense continues their red zone defense that is of a swarming nature, if they desire to upset the Gators this Saturday. Against the Tigers of Missouri in 3 red zone possessions the Bulldogs only gave up 2 field goals.
Offensively the Georgia QB G. Lambert will have to improve his game performance against the Gators, as in the game against Missouri he struggled as he only passed for some 176 yards in that game with 1 interception and no touchdowns. So the game will not treat him easy, as the Gators defense has allowed only 19637 passing yards per game this season.
Still the Bulldogs like their chances of winning against the Gators since in the last 4 games with Florida the Bulldogs have won 3 of those games and that dates back to the season of 2011. The Bulldogs in their ultimate 10 games are with 7 wins and 3 losses straight up.
The sports betting prediction for the important SEC East rivalry game we will see the Gators of Florida slip by the Bulldogs of Georgia and win the game 35-21 this coming Saturday!