GAINESVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 1: Quarterback John Brantley #12 of the Florida Gators warms up for play against the Alabama Crimson Tide October 1, 2011 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida. Brantley was injured and left the game in the second quarter. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
The Georgia Bulldogs will be looking to take advantage of a struggling Florida Gators team looking to get back John Brantley.
The Florida Gators and Georgia Bulldogs head to Jacksonville for the annual Florida/Georgia game, formerly known as "The Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party". The Gators may have gotten some good news on the injury front, as it sounds like quarterback John Brantley will be available to play after missing two games since injuring his ankle against Alabama. "Getting him back is going to be a huge psychological shock for our football team," coach Will Muschamp said. "I really believe that. ... Obviously, the production when he was not in the game went down." Without Brantley in the line up, the Gators offense has fallen off a cliff. Running backs Jeff Demps and Chris Rainey have been stuffed since teams can load up against the run.
The Gators are looking to avoid their longest losing streak in 23 years, having dropped three straight in SEC play. The Bulldogs however are sitting at 5-2 and in the drivers seat in the SEC East race, winning five straight games. Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray leads the SEC with 16 passing touchdowns and is coming off a stellar performance against Vanderbilt two weeks ago. Georgia coach Mark Richt is just 2-8 against the Gators as the Georgia head coach, but now is as good a time as any to try and notch another win under his belt.