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Chomping at Bits: Florida focusing on run game ahead of Georgia

The Gators have had recent success on the ground against the Bulldogs.

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Emphasis on Florida’s run game: The Gators are averaging 4.8 yards per carry, which is the highest among the SEC East teams. The team with the most rushing yards has won the Florida-Georgia game the last ten years. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel; Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

Injury updates: Joey Ivie, Jordan Sherit, Jarrad Davis, Bryan Cox, and DeAndre Goolsby all were back at practice this week. Jim McElwain implied that Sherit and Ivie would be able to play on Saturday; Cox, Goolsby and Davis are still questionable. (Thomas Goldkamp, 247Sports; Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

Jarrad Davis to be game time decision: Davis returned to practice this week. (Garry Smits, Florida Times Union; Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country; Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)

Jacob Eason vs. Florida’s secondary: The Gators lead the SEC in scoring defense, passing defense, and total defense. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators)

Florida football’s Wednesday press conference links:

Chris Rumph on Antonneous Clayton: The five-star freshman got off to a rough start but is now impressing his coach. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Profile of Jabari Zuniga: The redshirt freshman Zuniga, who Luke Del Rio called “an animal”, hails from Georgia and has five sacks on the year. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

Florida men’s basketball beats Eckerd in exhibition, 91-63: The Gators actually trailed Eckerd 34-33 at halftime yesterday before a second-half surge. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators; Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)

On Georgia’s defense: The Gators have run wild on the Bulldogs’ defense the last two years. Georgia’s defense has been a mixed bag this year but their strength seems to be against the run. Their weakness is their pass defense, which ranks last in the SEC. (David Paschall, Albany Herald)

Q&A with Georgia beat writer: Athens Banner-Herald writer Marc Weizer on Kirby Smart's first year, Nick Chubb, and Jacob Eason. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)

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