This hasn’t been a commonly uttered observation:
UF has won 3 str and 18 of 21. LY UGA trailed 21-7 at HT and 21-10 into the 4Q. UGA forced OT with a 21 pt 4Q. In OT, UGA was int’d at the UF7 and lost on a 37 yd FG. LY was the 1st time S/’79 in which both tms were unranked. FL had a bye prior (and the tm with the bye advantage is 12-2 in the series S/’95) and TY both are off byes. Muschamp is a ‘94 grad of UGA playing safety from ‘91-’94. Both tms should be as healthy as they have been since the start of the ssn with UF probably getting QB Brantley (188 ypg, 65%, 5-3) and RB Demps (324, 8.3) back and UGA getting back LB Ogletree. UGA will be playing w/out NG Geathers and S Williams for the 1H serving a susp for their actions vs Vandy two wks ago but they have solid ply’rs to fill their spots incl NG Jenkins. The Bulldogs have won 5 straight since their 0-2 start and they are led by QB Murray who is avg 236 (61%) with a 16-7 ratio while true frosh RB Crowell leads with 608 (4.8). The Bulldogs in several gms have beaten tms far worse than what the final score indicates but breakdowns in ST’s have kept their opp in it. UF’s off has taken a nose dive w/out Brantley avg just 210 ypg and 9 ppg in their L/3 gms (albeit all vs ranked tms) and big physical tms (which UGA is) have worn down their front 7 as Bama/LSU each ran for 225+ yds. With SC (beat UGA earlier TY) losing their all-star RB Lattimore for the yr, the Bulldogs have their sights firmly squared on the SEC Title gm and with a slight edge on off (#19-37) and a vastly more exp’d HC they take a big step towards Atlanta here. [Emphasis added.]
Does Georgia have a coaching advantage in Jax this go ’round? And, given that the Zooker has a lifetime record of 2-1 against Richt, does that matter?