Gators will rally around Zook

Scouts, Inc., goes inside the Florida-Georgia matchup and sees the Gators pulling off a dramatic upset.

Originally Published: October 27, 2004
By Tony Granieri | Scouts, Inc.
This clash of SEC East titans represents one of the longest and most storied rivalries in all of college football. The Bulldogs lead the all-time series 44-35-2, but the Gators have owned the Cocktail Party recently. Florida has won six straight and 13 of the last 14.

Who: Florida vs. Georgia (7)
When: Sat., 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS)
Where: Alltel Stadium, Jacksonville, Fla.
The Gators enter the game with a lame-duck head coach after university officials announced their intentions to fire Ron Zook at the end of the season. While the situation poses an interesting challenge for the players, a "circle the wagons" mentality seems to be brewing in Gainesville. Can Zook rally his troops and find a way to knock off the hated Bulldogs? If this is his last trip to Jacksonville, nothing would be sweeter than ruining Georgia's chances at an SEC title bid.