Every Halloween weekend, the Universities of Georgia and Florida meet in Jacksonville, Fla., for the “World’s Largest Cocktail Party.” (There’s a football game at some point, too.)
The two teams have been meeting since 1915, and have played every season since 1926. Georgia leads the series 50–41–2.
Rivalries are about pride, and while Georgia may so far have the edge on the outcome of the final score, how do the two states and two schools compare in other areas?
For example, Florida has more people and a higher high school graduation rate, according to U.S. Census data, while Georgia has a higher median household income. And when it comes to football, the two schools are pretty closely matched.
Here are a few stats to consider:
— By Krista Miller, Special for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution