JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Greetings from EverBank Field, where No. 2 Florida is set to take on No. 10 Georgia.
There's a big party going on outside the stadium, and there figures to be a pretty big one inside here shortly.
This is one of the great rivalries in college football, and the SEC East is at stake today. Florida takes the division with a win, while the Bulldogs are firmly in the driver's seat with a victory. Both teams despise each other, so just imagine the emotions that will be flowing for the winner.
The weather will be interesting to monitor today. Hurricane Sandy is slowly moving up the East Coast, and it's bringing some pretty strong wind gusts through Jacksonville. That could be a bad thing for both quarterbacks, so expect to see a lot of running for both squads. Florida's been excellent running the ball this season, while the Bulldogs have really struggled stopping the run game in the past few games.
For the first time in a while, the Gators have the pressure on them, while the Bulldogs are up against the wall again. Florida hasn't been in this situation in two years, and Georgia worked its way out of an 0-2 start last season. It'll be interesting to see how both sides handle today.
The Georgia fans haven't shown a ton of confidence around here, but one die-hard fan is hoping that luck and history are on his side. Blake Nealey showed up today in an aged red polo covered with little Bulldog heads and Georgia G's. When he wears the shirt to a Georgia game, the Bulldogs are 6-1, with that lone loss coming against Auburn in 2010.
Cam Newton was in charge of that Auburn team, and he isn't in the building today ...