The Georgia-Florida game is one of the marquee rivalry matchups of each SEC football season.
Fans from the two schools meet in Jacksonville, Fla., for what is called the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. It’s an incredible atmosphere for a game that often is played with the SEC East race on the line and always for major bragging rights.
At EverBank Field, the fans in red and black and those in blue and orange are split directly down the middle of the stadium, and the neutral site can get quite rowdy. But what if instead of a 50/50 crowd, these games took place on the school’s campuses?
That home-and-home series is exactly what legendary college football coach and College GameDay analyst Lee Corso wants to see. He told CBS 46 Sports in Atlanta about his preference and his reasoning.
— CBS46 Sports (@CBS46Sports) August 14, 2017
Corso cites the Iron Bowl as an example of how a rivalry can flourish once the game is played on school campuses instead of on a neutral field. In 1989, the two teams met at Auburn, leaving the field in Birmingham, Ala., that previously hosted the game for the home-and-home format.
With one game in 1904 in dispute, Florida sets its record in the game as 43-49-2. Georgia claims its record as 50-43-2. Florida has dominated the last three meetings, using them as a springboard to back-to-back SEC East titles.
Where would you like this game to be played, Bulldogs fans? Let us know!