- Associated Press - Thursday, October 27, 2016

No. 14 Florida (5-1, 3-1 SEC) vs. Georgia (4-3, 2-3) at Jacksonville, Florida, 3:30 p.m. (CBS)

Line: Florida by 7½.

Series Record: Debatable. Georgia counts a victory in 1904 and says it leads 50-42-2. Florida insists it didn’t compete at the varsity level until 1906 and calls it 49-42-2.

WHAT’S AT STAKE

Florida’s recent dominance in the series. The Gators, who need a victory to remain atop the SEC’s Eastern Division, have won two in a row and 20 of the last 26 meetings.

KEY MATCHUP

Georgia’s Nick Chubb vs. Florida’s run defense. Chubb has 586 yards and five touchdowns on the ground this season, showing the ability to beat teams almost single-handedly. Ask North Carolina and South Carolina. And the Gators could be without middle linebacker and leading tackle Jarrad Davis because of a badly sprained left ankle.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Georgia: QB Jacob Eason will be the fourth different Georgia quarterback to start in Jacksonville in as many years, following Faton Bauta (2015), Hutson Mason (2014) and Aaron Murray (2013). The last Georgia quarterback to win in his first start against Florida was Greg Talley in 1989.

Florida: WR Antonio Callaway has been relatively quiet the last two games, totaling six receptions for 64 yards and making several mistakes on punt returns. The Gators need Callaway to get back to his usually dynamic self.

FACTS & FIGURES

Only the fifth time in series history that both teams enter the neutral-site game coming off bye weeks. The teams split the previous four meetings. … Florida has topped 200 yards rushing in each of its last four wins in the series. … RB Jordan Scarlett has scored in five consecutive games. … Freshman WR Tyrie Cleveland, who caught three passes for 79 yards and a TD against Missouri, is expected to make his first career start. … The last time an unranked Georgia team beat a ranked Florida squad was in 1989. … First-year Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart is 1-5 in the series, going 1-3 as a player for the Bulldogs (1995-98) and losing as an administrative assistant (1999) and as running backs coach (2005).

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AP college football website: www.collegefootball.ap.org


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