Welcome to Florida-Georgia week — here’s what you need to know
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Florida-Georgia week is here
The annual Florida-Georgia rivalry game takes place Saturday in Jacksonville, and the direction of the Gators’ season teeters on how they perform this weekend. Florida has a three-game win streak in the series but is the major underdog against No. 3 Georgia. However, the upset-minded Gators aren’t completely out of the picture yet even though they have an uphill battle.
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Gators land big-time commitment
Class of 2018 4-star offensive lineman Richard Gouraige committed to Florida on Friday in an SEC Country exclusive video. Gouraige, the No. 10 tackle in the class according to the 247Sports composite, said he is motivated by his mother’s triumphs since moving to the United States from Haiti.
“She only came with the clothes on her back,” Gouraige said. “So coming over here was pretty hard. She had to go to school and work three jobs. Could barely speak English. She only knew Creole and French, so she struggled.”
Closer look at Matt Corral
Gators quarterback commit Matt Corral had another stellar week, throwing for 320 yards and 5 touchdowns while playing just the first half in an 81-0 win on Friday for Long Beach Poly, Calif. Corral’s work ethic and drive has been praised by former NFL linebacker Antonio Pierce, and the quarterback remains optimistic about what is in store for him at Florida.
In other Florida football news
- Receivers not getting open is not a valid excuse for the Gators’ passing woes.
- With injuries and suspensions taking a toll on his roster, Gators coach Jim McElwain has continually altered his depth chart this season.
- Florida checked in at No. 7 in the latest SEC Country Power Poll.
Soccer gets big road win
The No. 20 Gators soccer team defeated No. 11 Tennessee 2-1 on Sunday in Knoxville to improve to 13-4 this season and 7-2 in the SEC. Florida is third in the SEC standings with one conference match remaining. The Gators close the regular season on Thursday with a home match against SEC leader South Carolina (8-0-1).
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What they’re saying on Twitter
Defensive back Chauncey Gardner
You can’t assume that all guys are the same 🤷🏾♂️💯
— Chauncey Gardner Jr (@CGJXXIII) October 22, 2017
Wide receiver Kadarius Toney
Kant slip up nomo 😕
— C2N® (@0fficialC2N) October 22, 2017
Defensive back Marco Wilson
They'll never understand what it takes..
— Marco Wilson (@MjW_era) October 20, 2017
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