Gunnin' for the Dawgs; Big Game for Gators

The Florida Gators have owned Georgia for most of the last 21 years. Only three times in that span have the Bulldogs come out on the winning side of the border war rivalry. 2011 is a different season and not many on this Florida team have experienced too many victories over the Dawgs. Still, there are some things working in Florida's favor leading into the game.

To say the series has become lopsided in the last two decades is a major understatement. Florida vs. Georgia has become more about how will Florida win rather than will they win.

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...

Defense Focused on Turnovers

Bob and Jason's Cocktail Party Bold Predictions

Urgent: Protect the Quarterback

Video: Quinn Talks About Georgia Contest

Hammond Aware of Saturday's Stakes

Hunter Talks UGA

Brantley Expected to Start Weighs in on Gator Football

Then and Now; Muschamp a Fierce Competitor

Weis Surprised by Brantley's Health

Defense Focused on Job in Front of Them

Muschamp's Monday press Conference

Bus Ride to Stadium Focuses Bostic

Depth and Pass Rush Needed

Some on Offense Have to Step Up

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