GAINESVILLE, Fla. — After a bye this week, No. 15-ranked Florida will launch a gauntlet-like stretch through the end of the regular season starting with its annual rivalry game against Georgia.
As usual, the teams will play in Jacksonville, Fla., in the latest installment of what is known as the “World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party.”
And as usual, the Oct. 29 game will air on CBS with kickoff set for 3:30 p.m.
Since a war time interruption that wiped out the 1943 game, the series has been played every year. The first meeting was in 1915, also in Jacksonville, and the series has been played there since 1933 with the exception of games in Gainesville in 1994 and Athens, Ga., in 1995.
Overall, Georgia holds a 49-42-2 advantage over the Gators.
Florida has won the last two showdowns, though, picking up a 38-20 upset win in 2014 and a 27-3 romp last year.
This will mark Gators coach Jim McElwain’s second game in the series while this will be the first installment as head coach for Georgia’s Kirby Smart. He did, however, play for the Bulldogs and work as an assistant coach in previous editions of the rivalry clash.
Florida (5-1, 3-1 SEC) heads into its bye week after a 40-14 homecoming win over Missouri. The Gators sit atop the SEC East standings, while Georgia (4-3, 2-3) is fourth.
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