Florida vs Georgia: 3 Reasons the Gators Will Crush the Bulldogs

Jeremy FuchsCorrespondent IIIOctober 27, 2012

GAINESVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 20: Tight End Jordan Reed #11 of the Florida Gators is celebrates his touchdown in the first quarter with wide receiver Frankie Hammond #85 of the Florida Gators and tight end Clay Burton #88 of the Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on October 20, 2012 in Gainesville, Florida.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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The No. 2 overall team in the country, the Florida Gators, take on the No. 10 team in the country, the Georgia Bulldogs, in what should be an epic SEC fight.

If these teams want to make the SEC championship game, then this is a must-win. Georgia especially needs to beat Florida to overtake them. The Gators are undefeated, while Georgia has one loss.

The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party should be a fun watch. But who will win? Here are three reasons why we think the Gators will crush the Bulldogs.



The Gators come into this tilt with the fourth best defense in the nation. They give up a measly 12.1 points per game. They have the third best rush defense in the SEC, giving up just over 97 yards per game on the ground.

The key to keeping Georgia off the scoreboard is to stop the big plays. Georgia has 32 plays of 20 yards or more, which is best in the SEC. They can put up points in a hurry.

Still, the Gators corners are top notch, and Georgia struggled against the top defense of South Carolina. The Gators defense is better. Georgia will have a tough time against the stingy Gators defense.



Florida has a knack for creating turnovers. They rank 10th in the nation with a plus-11 turnover margin. That's a huge improvement from last year, where they were ranked 113th in the country in turnover margin.

The Gators have an even turnover margin, as they have created 10 turnovers, but also have given up the ball 10 times. 

If Florida can force turnovers, which they are quite adept at doing, then Georgia will surely struggle. 


Jeff Driskel

Quarterback Jeff Driskel isn't flashy, but he gets the job done. In conference battles, being steady can make all the difference. He has only one interception to go along with eight touchdowns.

He's not a world-beater. In fact, he hasn't thrown for more than 100 yards since September. But that doesn't faze the Gators.

The sophomore plays with poise beyond his years. That will serve him well against a good Georgia defense. If Driskel continues his mistake-free play, then Florida will win.


Last Word

The Gators are one of the best teams in the nation; everyone is waiting for a matchup with Alabama. In order to get there, they need to beat the Bulldogs. They have the better defense and are skilled at creating turnovers. Jeff Driskel doesn't turn over the ball, and those factors will lead to a big Florida win.