ORLANDO, Fla. — Georgia football is a national championship contender, but the Bulldogs’ fans still place a priority on their rivalry with Florida.
A Florida win over Miami in those team’s 7 p.m. game in Camping World Stadium on Saturday night would seem to make an early statement about the SEC’s superiority.
The Gators are a 7 1/2-point favorite, but one former Georgia Bulldog is picking the upset.
Former Georgia and Miami coach Mark Richt, now an analyst with the ACC Network, picked the Hurricanes to win “16-13 as the clock expires.”
North Carolina and South Carolina meet next Saturday in Charlotte, N.C., in another ACC-SEC showdown.
Could ACC wins over the SEC have any sort of negative effect on Georgia should the Bulldogs end up in a beauty pageant of sorts with the College Football Playoff Committee this season?
The notion didn’t hold water with several Georgia fans on Friday night.
At least, not enough to effect how Bulldogs fans feel about the Saturday night game in Orlando, as relayed in several different forms on Twitter.