As should have been obvious, Florida is wearing its traditional blue jerseys and white pants with orange helmets for Saturday’s edition of The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party against Georgia.
Classic look for the Gators today. @GatorsFB @_Gators_ pic.twitter.com/NiAIdc10Ae— GatorsEquipment (@GatorsEquipment) October 29, 2016
Florida and Georgia have both worn their home uniforms with light pants — white for Florida, gray/silver for Georgia — in Jacksonville for the last two years, after athletic directors Jeremy Foley and Greg McGarity came to an agreement to do so in 2014. The game is one of college football’s few color-on-color matchups, and has been restored to the sartorial splendor it enjoyed in the 1960s.
Since the resumption of red vs. blue, too, Florida has stomped Georgia. The Gators have won their last two games against Georgia by a combined 65-23 count, erasing the 3-1 edge the Dawgs had had in the rivalry in the 2010s.
The Gators and Bulldogs have both looked good, in other words, but only one of the two sides has played well since returning to color-on-color competition.
Keep that in mind for when someone suggests that Florida should wear orange and Georgia should don black when the Cocktail Party falls on Halloween in 2020.