Florida may be an underdog to Georgia in a Week 9 matchup on Saturday, but the Gators are not going to let the put a damper on the rivalry game.
In fact, the Gators are using it as motivational fuel.
Sports Illustrated’s Andy Staples tweeted a photo of a shirt people around the Gators program have been wearing all week leading up to the game between the Gators and Bulldogs.
People around Florida’s program have been wearing this shirt this week. The number is the opening line on the game. pic.twitter.com/PbxQ97Ak9V
— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) October 28, 2017
The significance of the “14.5” is simple: It was the amount of points Georgia was favored to beat the Gators by according to the opening betting line.
Though more than 2 touchdown underdogs in this meeting, the Gators have won three straight in the series and 21 of the last 27 games. In short, the Gators have owned the series.
With questions about the future of head coach Jim McElwain hanging over the program, it will be interesting to see how the Gators players and coaches perform in Jacksonville.
The Gators are 3-3 this season, while Georgia is ranked No. 3 in the nation in both the AP and Coaches Polls after a 7-0 start to the year.