Last season it was the Gators getting embarrassed 42-7, and coach Jim McElwain was finished at UF less than 24 hours later. In 2015, it was then-UGA coach Mark Richt controversially starting Faton Bauta at quarterback in what ended up being a 27-3 win for the Gators. The series has seen more classics than clunkers over the past two decades, and Oct. 27 is poised to be the former rather than the latter.
“It’s a big game, but here’s my deal — I’ve never been in a Florida-Georgia game where it’s not a big game,” UF coach Dan Mullen said. “I’ve coached in four of them and I can’t recall one that wasn’t a big game.”
The Gators head to the first coast to take on Georgia next Saturday.