NEXT FOR GEORGIA
Who: vs. Florida (in Jacksonville, Fla.)
When: 3:30 p.m. Saturday
TV; radio: CBS; 750, 95.5
Record: 7-0, 6-0 SEC
Last time played: Georgia overcame a 17-3 second-quarter deficit to defeat Florida 24-20 last season, just the Bulldogs’ fourth victory over the Gators in the teams’ past 22 meetings.
Offense: Florida ranks last in the SEC in passing offense (137.7 yards per game) but third in the league in rushing offense (212.7 yards per game). The Gators’ leading rusher is senior tailback Mike Gillislee, who averages 93.1 yards per game. Sophomore quarterback Jeff Driskel is 85-of-127 passing (66.9 percent) for 928 yards; four of his eight touchdown passes came in last week’s 44-11 victory over South Carolina. Driskel has run the ball 66 times for 321 net yards (4.9 per carry), including 11 carries for 177 yards against Vanderbilt.
Defense: The Gators rank No. 4 nationally in scoring defense (allowing 12.1 points per game), No. 7 in total defense (282 yards per game), No. 10 in rushing defense (97.3 yards per game) and No. 20 in passing defense (184.7 yards per game).
Special teams: Punter Kyle Christy ranks first in the nation with an average of 47.9 yards, including a school-record 54.3-yard average against South Carolina. Kicker Caleb Sturgis has made 12 of 14 field-goal attempts this season, including both of his tries from 50-plus yards.
What you should know: The Gators, No. 2 in the BCS standings, have outscored their SEC opponents 57-8 in the third quarter and 51-13 in the fourth. They are the only team in the nation with two wins over opponents ranked in the nation’s top 10 at the time of the games (LSU, South Carolina).
Coach: Will Muschamp, a former Georgia player (1991-94), is in his second season as Florida’s coach. He has a 14-6 record with the Gators (7-6 last season).