The Georgia Bulldogs and Florida Gators play in one of the biggest college football games of the season on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Find game time, TV channel and how to watch online information below.
Both the Bulldogs and Gators enter the game coming off byes. The Bulldogs are unbeaten on the season and come into the game ranked No. 3 in the country.
Below find all the information you need on the game, including game time, TV information, how to watch online and a preview for the Georgia-Florida game.
What time is the Georgia-Florida football game?
Time: The Georgia-Florida game is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: The Georgia-Florida game is set to be played in Everbank Field, in Jacksonville, Fla.
Odds: Georgia is a -13.5 favorite over Florida.
What TV channel is Georgia-Florida football on?
The Georgia-Floridia game will kickoff on CBS at 3:30 pm ET.
Can I watch Georgia-Florida football online?
Yes, you can watch the Georgia-Florida game on CBS SPORTS APP.
How can I listen to Georgia-Florida football on the radio?
Fans can click here for radio options for the Georgia-Florida game.
What channel is CBS on for the Georgia-Florida game?
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Matt Brown of Sports on Earth has an excellent piece this week that makes the case for this being the most important World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party in recent memory.
Brown’s reasoning is that Florida has dominated the SEC East since conference expansion in 1992, holding 12 East titles to Georgia and Tennessee’s five apiece. And any time favored Georgia teams have had an opportunity to turn a corner, shift the power, and do something special — 2002, 2003, 2005, 2014 — the Gators are there to spoil the fun. Now Georgia has another shot to shift the balance, if it can avoid the upset.
It all adds up to make the Saturday game one of the biggest in the rivalry in years because, no matter how far behind Florida appears, Georgia can’t help but measure itself based on how it performs against the Gators. Even when it’s having a great season, it often still has a Florida problem. If it wants to flip the balance of power in the SEC East, it has to take care of business against a struggling Florida team and emphasize that the pecking order truly is changing.
If there’s ever been a time to make a statement in the Cocktail Party, this is it.
How Georgia can win: Some of the comparisons to Nick Saban and Alabama have a demeaning tone, but Kirby Smart and Georgia would do well to mimic the Crimson Tide in this one. The Bulldogs have a more talented roster and a more complete team, one good enough that if needed, it can allow Florida to lose this game rather than Georgia going out and winning it.
That means confusing Franks and forcing him into mistakes, turning Florida into a run-only team and grinding away at the Gators defense with a plethora of outstanding running backs. Georgia needs to wear down Florida in the second half, let the Gators self-destruct and not make anything easy. A business-like approach that avoids major mistakes should be enough, as the Bulldogs may only need 14-17 points to win.
Here are a few additional nuggets:
- Georgia hasn’t beaten Florida by 14-plus points since 1997 (37-17).
- The Golden Nugget posted Florida as a 1-point favorite in this matchup on June 22. The line has moved about 15 points since.
- Florida has won three consecutive games in this series. Average margin: 18.7 ppg.
- This is the second meeting between McElwain and Smart as head coaches. The two won national championships as offensive and defensive coordinator at Alabama in 2009 and ’11.