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Gators Head Coach Jim McElwain speaks at Florida's weekly press conference

Football Preview: McElwain, Gators prepare for the Bulldogs

The Florida Gators (6-1) and the Georgia Bulldogs (5-2) will meet in Jacksonville for their yearly matchup. The rivalry game has big implications for the SEC East; if Florida wins, they will be the frontrunner to win the division, but if Georgia wins the race will be open for the taking. This is the first Florida-Georgia game for Gator head coach Jim McElwain, who says he is looking forward to the game.

In addition to his excitement for the game, McElwain is also excited for the opportunity to travel to Jacksonville.

Coach Mac is right to be excited. The series, which Georgia leads 49-41-2, has been competitive as of late. Most recently, the underdog Gators, led by then backup quarterback Treon Harris, defeated the 11th ranked Bulldogs 38-20. This year Florida is ranked 11th heading into the matchup looking to avoid an upset.

Both teams are coming off of a bye week, one that McElwain feels was well spent.

Mcelwain knows the game will be extremely competitive and has made changes accordingly.

Georgia is without their star running back Nick Chubb, who tore three ligaments in the game against Tennessee, while Florida will be getting both defensive lineman Joey Ivie (strained abs) and tight end C’yontai Lewis (hand) back from injuries.

The game is set for 3:30 on Saturday. You can find coverage of the game on ESPN Gainesville starting at 11:30.

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