The odds makers aren't seeing it that way Saturday and truth be told, Will Muschamp and his Gators are probably happy about that. No one is expecting the Gators to beat a very talented, but also underachieving Bulldog team. It appears all the pressure is now on Georgia to snap the streak and win a game that they are absolutely supposed to win.
The Gators are fresh off of a three game losing streak, but after a bye are feeling a little better about themselves and feeling better physically.
At the top of the list is the health of senior quarterback John Brantley. Brantley was injured near the end of the first half of the Alabama game. And has missed the field ever since. He was in the midst of his best game as a Gator when injured and so there is a new found hope that his return will spark an offense that has been anemic since his injury.
Add to that the return of speedy running back Jeff Demps, and the Gators have almost all of their best weapons at their disposal on offense. This hasn't been the case since that first half of the Alabama game.
The bye week also helped mend other wounds along the way.
This all points to a better Florida football team than we have seen in the entire month of October and one that now has something to prove. We'll know by night fall on Saturday if there is enough to make it 19-3 in the last 22 games.
This writer thinks the gators pull out a close one, 21-20, in Jacksonville.
Here is a look at the rest of the week's stories on the game...