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College football preview: No. 1 Florida Gators vs. Georgia Bulldogs in Jacksonville

Florida (7-0, 5-0 SEC) has won three of the past five meetings and will try to extend its major-college-best winning streak to 18 games. Georgia (4-3, 3-2) is coming off a bye, and the Bulldogs are 11-3 under coach Mark Richt after an off week. Florida will get back three of its top defensive players in LB Brandon Spikes and DTs Jaye Howard and Lawrence Marsh. RB Jeff Demps (sprained neck) is also expected to play. The Bulldogs have the No. 3 passing offense in the SEC (226.7 yards per game) but have the league's worst rushing offense (108 per game), prompting Richt to say a major concern is not being able to run against the Gators, who have the league's second-best rushing defense. Richt said if the Bulldogs are forced to become one-dimensional, it could spell real trouble for his team.

What to watch for …

Florida's red zone offense has struggled — it is No. 8 in the league. The Gators spent the week working on its issues inside the 20, so look for some changes.

Antonya English, Times staff writer

No. 1 Florida vs. Georgia in Jacksonville, 3:30, Ch. 10, 970-AM

College football preview: No. 1 Florida Gators vs. Georgia Bulldogs in Jacksonville 10/30/09 [Last modified: Friday, October 30, 2009 9:57pm]
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