Gameday – Florida Gators vs. Georgia: What to know, how to watch on TV, live stream online

No. 11 Florida Gators football is coming off a bye week into its most pivotal game of the season, a rivalry showdown with the Georgia Bulldogs at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party once again has significant implications, especially for the Gators, which could all but clinch the SEC East and a spot in the SEC Championship game with a victory against the rival Bulldogs.

Here’s a look ahead at Saturday’s game: what to know and how to watch Florida-Georgia.

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Event: World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party
Location: EverBank Field – Jacksonville, Florida [Capacity: 82,871]
Weather: 81°F, sunny (0% chance of rain), winds E at 8 mph

Time: 3:30 p.m. EDT
TV: CBS (Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson, Allie LaForce)

Streaming Video: CBSSports.com | Mobile Video: CBS Sports app (iPhone) / (Android)
SiriusXM: 81 | Radio: Gator Radio Network [Affiliates]

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Friday Final: Gators control their own destiny, which is normal for Florida-Georgia game

We’re back with Florida Football Friday Final, where OnlyGators.com takes a last look at the No. 11 Florida Gators as they prepare for their rivalry showdown against the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party.

Florida (6-1, 4-1 SEC) and Georgia (5-2, 3-2 SEC) will do battle in a game that could very well decide the SEC East, with the Gators all but clinching the title with a victory and the Bulldogs pulling in front of the race with a tiebreaker if they pull off a win. The contest will air live nationally on CBS and kick from EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Preparing for Georgia: Florida bye week came at a perfect time for Gators, QB Treon Harris

No. 11 Florida Gators football, coming off its bye week, continues preparations for its rivalry game against the Georgia Bulldogs in Jacksonville, Florida, set for Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

Head coach Jim McElwain met with the media Monday to discuss the Gators’ mindset entering the game, the performance of his new starting quarterback and more ahead of the Georgia game.

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Florida-Georgia post-game report: Gators celebrate dominant win over Bulldogs

A 38-20 win over the then-No. 11 Georgia Bulldogs (6-2, 4-2 SEC), which was more dominant than the score indicates, has given the Florida Gators (4-3, 3-3 SEC) and head coach Will Muschamp new life.

Muschamp met with the media after the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party on Saturday to discuss Florida breaking its three-game losing streak at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida, and the Gators hoping to turn a page this season.

HISTORY / STREAKS / STATS

» Despite the Gators’ victory, the Bulldogs still hold a 49-41-2 all-time advantage over their border rivals in the Florida-Georgia game. UGA also leads 43-38-1 for games played in Jacksonville. UF, however, is 19-6 against its rival since 1990.
» By locking up a victory, the Gators avoided four-straight losses to the Bulldogs, which would’ve occurred for the first time since dropping six in a row from 1978-83.
» It was the third time in the series that an unranked UF defeated a ranked UGA.
» Florida was an 11.5-point underdog entering the game despite Georgia not winning a game in the series by more than eight points since 1997.
» The victory ensured that UF’s senior class would not be the first since 1983 to go winless against UGA in their collegiate careers.
» Muschamp won his first-ever Florida-Georgia game after going 0-4 as a UGA player and starting 0-3 as a UF coach.
» The Gators had lost six-straight games against top 25 opponents before defeating the Bulldogs. UF is now 5-13 against ranked opponents under Muschamp.
» This was just Florida’s third game this season not decided by six points or fewer.
» The Gators (blue) and Bulldogs (red) each wore their respective team-color jersey. It is the first time this happened in the Florida-Georgia game since 1970.
» Treon Harris was the first true freshman quarterback to start a game for UF since 2011 (Jacoby Brissett) and the first to start a Florida-Georgia game since 2003 (Chris Leak).
» Running backs junior Matt Jones (192 yards) and sophomore Kelvin Taylor (197 yards) each set career-highs on Saturday. The rushers also had two touchdowns apiece.
» It was the first time in school history that UF had two backs each eclipse 120 yards in the same game.
» It was the first time since 2011 (Jeff Demps, Chris Rainey) that the Gators had two running backs eclipse 100 yards in the same game.
» The 418 rushing yards on Saturday were a season-high for the Gators (most since 1989) and most allowed by the Bulldogs since 1978 (second-most ever). Florida also had three runs (65 yards, 44 yards [twice]) that were the longest given up by Georgia this season. UF’s 418 rushing yards were also the most by a Muschamp team (second time over 400 in a single game).
» The Gators are 5-0 under Muschamp when rushing 50+ times and 9-0 when scoring three or more rushing touchdowns in a game.
» Florida only completed three passes in the game, its fewest in records dating back to 1996 (UF is 6-5 in 11 games with 10 or fewer completions).

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While not perfect, a good-enough day for Florida Gators head coach Will Muschamp

Every few moments while the clock was ticking down on Saturday, between hugs and smiles on the sideline, the expression on the face of Florida Gators head coach Will Muschamp visibly changed. As excited he was to win his first Florida-Georgia rivalry game in eight tries (four as a Bulldogs player, four as the Gators’ coach), as revealed as he felt to not have to worry about his job status on Sunday, Muschamp knew deep down that something was missing from his team’s 38-20 victory.

“I’m just really happy,” he said in his post-game press conference. “I wish my father was here; that’s what I thought about late in the game.”

Larry Muschamp, who passed away in May, would have been proud of Will and his Florida football team on Saturday afternoon.

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Twitter Chatter: Former Gators comment as Florida dominates Georgia 38-20

In a new feature here on OnlyGators.com, we take a look at what former and current Florida Gators players had to say on social media during and after the game.

Florida (4-3, 3-3 SEC) ran through the No. 11 Georgia Bulldogs (6-2, 4-2 SEC) on Saturday at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. The Gators totaled 418 yards rushing on their way to a rousing 38-20 victory over the Bulldogs, snapping a three-game losing streak in the series. The victory was also head coach Will Muschamp‘s first in the rivalry game; he was 0-4 as a UGA player and began 0-3 as UF coach.

Check out all of the tweets…after the break!

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Florida Gators run wild in dominant 38-20 victory over No. 11 Georgia Bulldogs in Jacksonville

With their backs against the wall, the Florida Gators (4-3, 3-3 SEC) came through for their fans, their embattled head coach and each other, ending a three-game losing streak to their long-time rivals, the No. 11 Georgia Bulldogs (6-2, 4-2 SEC), by racking up 418 rushing yards on the way to a dominant 38-20 victory on Saturday afternoon at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida.

Running backs junior Matt Jones and sophomore Kelvin Taylor each registered career-highs on the afternoon. Jones carried the ball 25 times for 192 yards and two touchdowns, and Taylor toted the rock 25 times for 197 yards and two scores of his own.

The duo combined for 50 carries, 389 yards and four touchdown on the afternoon, each setting career-highs for yards in a game while becoming the first pair of Gators to each rush for 120 yards or more in a single contest. Florida as a team gained 418 yards on the ground, the fifth-highest total in program history.

The victory was head coach Will Muschamp‘s first in the UF-UGA rivalry game. He entered the contest 0-7, 0-4 as a Bulldogs player and 0-3 as UF’s coach.

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Gameday: Florida Gators v. #11 Georgia Bulldogs

Location: EverBank Field – Jacksonville, Florida [Capacity: 82,871]
Weather: 57°F (feels like 52°F), sunny / windy, winds WNW at 23 mph
Time: 3:30 p.m. EDT

TV: CBS (Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson, Allie LaForce)

Streaming Video: CBSSports.com | Mobile Video: CBS Sports app

SiriusXM: 119/190 | Radio: Gator Radio Network [Affiliates]

Live Updates: @OnlyGators on Twitter

FLORIDA GATORS No. 11 GEORGIA BULLDOGS
Head Coach: Will Muschamp Head Coach: Mark Richt
Record: 3-3 (2-3 SEC) Record: 6-1 (4-1 SEC)
Conference: Southeastern Conference: Southeastern

Odds: Florida +11.5 | O/U 47.5

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Busy during the week? Miss a feature, story or post on OnlyGators.com? No worries. Catch up on what you forgot to check out via the links below!

Notebook: Will Muschamp previews Florida-Georgia, talks starting Treon Harris, fixing Florida’s numerous offensive issues during bye
Story: Gators adopt “bunker mentality” as players support coach
Story: Tim Tebow on Treon Harris: We’ll see what he’s made of
Notebok: Kurt Roper talks Harris starting, Florida’s progress on offense
Notebook: Gators defense ready to stop Bulldogs rush, more from D.J. Durkin
The Silver Lining: Florida players exuding confidence entering Georgia game
Friday Final: Players talk Florida-Georgia

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