Here is your primer for Saturday's game between No. 3 Georgia and Florida.
Kickoff time: 3:30 p.m.
TV: CBS (Brad Nessler, Gary Danielson, Allie LaForce)
Local radio: Macon -- 106.3 FM; Columbus -- 1460 AM/100.1 FM; Athens -- 960 AM/106.1 FM; Atlanta -- 750 AM/95.5 FM (Scott Howard, Eric Zeier, Chuck Dowdle)
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Weather: Early in the week it appeared the threat of rain existed for this game. Not anymore. The forecast, at least as of Friday morning, calls for a sunny game with the temperature in the low 80s.
Betting line: Georgia -14
Georgia coaches: Head coach Kirby Smart, offensive coordinator Jim Chaney, defensive coordinator Mel Tucker, special teams coordinator Shane Beamer.
Florida coaches: Head coach Jim McElwain, offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier, defensive coordinator Randy Shannon, special teams coordinator Greg Nord.
Series history: While Florida has won 21 of the last 27 games in the rivalry, Georgia still leads the overall series 50-43-2. Well, that's according to Georgia. The Bulldogs count a win in 1904 that Florida does not. So as far as the Gators are concerned, Georgia leads 49-43-2.
Last meeting: Last year, Florida's defense stifled Georgia's rushing attack to only 21 yards on the ground. The Gators game away with a 24-10 victory.
Georgia's season thus far: Georgia (7-0, 4-0 SEC) is off to its best start since the 2005 season. The only close game the Bulldogs have had so far came in a 20-19 win over Notre Dame in the second week of the season. Otherwise, the Bulldogs have rolled each of the other six opponents, which included a 25-point victory over Missouri two weeks ago. The Bulldogs have used a strong rushing attack and a dominant defense to get the job done.
Florida's season thus far: Florida (3-3, 3-2) opened the year with a blowout loss to Michigan, which has proven itself not to be top-25 worthy at this time of the season. The Gators have also suffered back-to-back defeats to LSU and Texas A&M. You can argue Florida should have lost to Kentucky, too, if not for some down-the-stretch ineptitude from the Wildcats. The Gators have struggled quite a bit on offense and are now banged up on both sides of the ball. Throw in some comments from McElwain about death threats, which may or may not be true, and you have a mess of a season.
Georgia’s key offensive players: RB Nick Chubb, RB Sony Michel, QB Jake Fromm, WR Terry Godwin
Georgia’s key defensive players: ILB Roquan Smith, OLB Lorenzo Carter, OLB Davin Bellamy, DT Trenton Thompson
Florida’s key offensive players: QB Feleipe Franks, WR Tyrie Cleveland, RB Malik Davis, WR Brandon Powell
Florida’s key defensive players: DL CeCe Jefferson, DL Jabari Zuniga, CB Duke Dawson, S Chauncey Gardner
The key for Georgia: Florida has enough talent to make things interesting if Georgia allows it to. The big factor will be to protect the ball on offense. The Gators do have some big bodies up front and could make it difficult for Georgia to run the ball. Therefore, limiting, or preventing altogether, turnovers is a must. If Georgia can do that on offense, the defense should be able to take care of business against a Florida offense that has struggled all year long.
The key for Florida: For Florida to upset Georgia, Franks will need to have his best game of the season. The Bulldogs should be able to stop the Gators on the ground, forcing Franks to make plays in the air. If Cleveland is able to play, he will provide Florida a deep threat who Franks can get the ball to. The lone area Georgia has slipped defensively has been on the deep ball, with Missouri hitting some big plays there two weeks ago. The Gators will also need to force some turnovers and get Georgia's ground game out of rhythm. Of course, all of this is much easier said than done.
What a win means for Georgia: Georgia's quest for an SEC East title would be closer with a win. It would also be the first 8-0 start for Georgia since the 2002 season. The Bulldogs have only began a season 8-0 seven previous times in program history.
What a win means for Florida: With a lot of negativity surrounding the program, a win would alleviate some of the anguish many Florida fans feel at the moment. It would also keep the Gators' outside chances of an SEC East title alive.