Georgia Bulldogs vs. No.1 Florida Gators Preview and Pick

NCAA Football Betting Preview
Georgia Bulldogs (4-3) vs. No. 1 Florida Gators (7-0)
Saturday October 31st, 3:30PM Eastern betting line – Florida -14.5

The top ranked Florida Gators collide with the Georgia Bulldogs this Saturday to rekindle one of the biggest rivalries in college football. The game once called “The World’s Largest Cocktail Party” is one of the very few rivalries in college football still played on a neutral field down in Jacksonville, Florida. The Gators stomped Georgia a year ago 49-10. However in 2007, Georgia upset the Gators in the famous end zone celebration orchestrated by Mark Richt as the entire team emptied the side line to celebrate after Georgia scored their first touchdown. That one simple act has really put some fuel on the flames and the fire is still burning between these two SEC tradition rich teams as they take center stage this Saturday afternoon.

The Gators have not been the dominant number 1 we have come to expect over the past few weeks narrowly escaping the likes of Arkansas and Mississippi State. However, the Gators have remained unbeaten as they continue their march to defend their National Championship. QB Tim Tebow has not been as big of a rushing threat he is notoriously known for in recent weeks, but still leads the team in rushing yards with 466 yards. The running game continues to be one of the best in the nation behind tailbacks Jeffery Demps, Chris Rainey, and Emmanuel Moody. All 3 backs could be superstars for any team in the nation, but rather give the best tri-fecta rotation in college football.

The Gators are averaging 248 yards per game on the ground which ranks 7th best in the country. However, it is the passing game that is lacking the Gators potential explosive power. In the last 5 games, Tebow has thrown just 2 passes over 30 yards. WR Riley Cooper and tight end Aaron Hernandez are excellent targets. Hernandez is actually the go to guy from the end position, but Cooper gives the biggest down field threat. However, even Cooper has dropped some big passes in the last few weeks and no other Gators wide out has stepped up. If the Gators are to get back to a National Championship, the passing game will have to improve. While the passing game is just a minor setback for the time being, it could make a big difference if Georgia can put the pressure on early and make some big plays.

If big plays are to be made from the Georgia sideline, keep all eyes on WR A.J Green a potential superstar in the making. Green has been the only consistency on an inconsistent offense and leads the SEC with 682 reception yards. Wide receivers normally do not stand out in the SEC like Green has this season given credit to the elite defenses of the conference. However, nobody has been able to guard the Bulldogs star wide out and he will look to play a big role in a potential upset. The rest of the Georgia offense has had its ups and downs. The rushing game ranks an embarrassing 103 and is feeling the effects of losing Knowshon Moreno even if Bulldogs fans won’t admit it. QB Joe Cox is an interesting character to figure out as he shows both signs of brilliance and embarrassment. Cox has 13 touchdowns with 9 interceptions on the year and has thrown at least 1 pick in every game this season. Georgia offense has not been the big playmaking unit they were a year ago which has resulted in the disappointing 3-4 start. However, all would be forgotten this week with a win over their hated foes.

Pick – Georgia covers +14.5


US Fed News Service, Including US State News March 2, 2007 East Central Community College issued the following news release:

Approximately 70 East Central Community College students were tapped for membership into Theta Xi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor for two-year colleges, during the spring induction ceremony held on the Decatur campus. go to website east central community college

Membership in the prestigious organization is by invitation only and requires a minimum 3.5 grade point average.

New members of the honor society and their respective hometowns include the following:

Leake County: Justin Taylor Harrell, Edinburg; Lucy Diane Burns, Cristen Shalane Jones, Barbara Jean Pitts, Katherine Elizabeth Taylor and Rebecca Carol Wilbanks, all of Carthage; Cheryl Lynn Dowell and Courtney Nicole Elkins, both of Lena; and Matthew Brent Wilkerson, Walnut Grove;

Neshoba County: Laura Elizabeth Allen, Frank Dixon, Lucretia Fulton, Julie Frances Gaines, Elizabeth Gail Henderson, Candace Dawn Long, Travis Randall Page, Rick E. Parks, Brittany Anna White and Whitnee Leigh White, all of Philadelphia;

Newton County: Carole Beth Alexander, Joshua Nathan Sheehan and Robert Bailey Westbrook, all of Little Rock; Ashley Dru Anderson, Joseph Kyle Barrett, Cora Jean Crawford, Alexandra Lee Harris, Apryl Suzanne Henry, Fredrick Franklin Lyons, Joseph Matthew McDonald, Crystal Megan Shoemaker, Lauren Elizabeth Smith and Chelsey Luann Vincent, all of Decatur; Heidi Elizabeth Armstrong, Drew Morgan Gillis, Matt Gardner Mason and Joshua Webb Moore, all of Newton; Heather Nicole Bounds, Conehatta; Ashley Nicole Henley and Jonathan LeShaun Jackson, both of Hickory; Jana Nicole Johnson, and Justin Dwayne Reynolds, both of Chunky; and Leslie Sheresse Nash and Karen Alice Smith, both of Union.

Scott County: Marty Ann Bergin and Keith Walter Brown, both of Forest; Joseph Thomas Cieglo, Lake; and Carli Nicole O’Steen and Beau Sebren Rhinewalt, both of Morton. in our site east central community college

Winston County: Nichole Alicia Ball, Lara Renae Burt, Amber Renee Eaves, Kiel Martin Higginbotham and Tyler Lee McCool, all of Louisville; and Jamie Lynn Collins and Kayla Dawn Coward, both of Noxapater.

Out-of-District: Warren Steele Bowling, Florence; Mark Richard-Aaron Craig, Perkinston; Ryan Landel Greenwood, Byhalia; Jeffrey William Grimshel, Vicksburg; Catherine Marie Harper, Meridian; Elaina Marie James, Louin; Valerie Brooke Johnson, Preston; MacKenzie Rae Kangas, Collinsville; Debbie Lynn Lawrence and Charles Jonathan Worrell, both of Kosciusko; Hannah Elyse Luke, Preston; and Stephanie Eloise Miller and Marcus Andrew Toal, both of Brandon.

Also honored at the ceremony was Richard E. Mayo who received the Shelby Harris Alumni Award. Mayo recently moved to Decatur following a distinguished career with NASA. He was presented the NASA Exceptional Service Medal in 1988. Mayo is a charter member of Theta Xi Chapter, having been inducted in 1954. Ann Burkes, longtime ECCC staff member and Theta Xi adviser with Dr. Harris, made the presentation.

ECCC faculty members Debbie Hammons and Sylvia Wright serve as Theta Xi advisers.

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