Sometimes, you have to admit that you just have no idea about what to expect in a game. So I'll admit it: Try as I might to come up with what I think is the most likely scenario in Georgia-Florida, I have no idea what to expect in this game.
Both teams have had a bye week following an enormously disappointing loss that arguably changed the courses of their season. Both are injured on the side of the ball that has gotten them whatever measure of success they have so far -- the offense for Georgia and the defense for Florida. And both of them are playing with their backs to the wall right now, knowing that a win here could lead to the SEC title game and a BCS bowl, while a loss could very well mean a return trip to Jacksonville for a mid-tier bowl.
And there's the wild card in this case of Todd Gurley and Michael Bennett potentially coming back this week for Georgia. (The smart money says both play.) How close to 100 percent will either of them be, and how close to 100 percent do they have to be for the Georgia offense to gain some semblance of its old self?
Meanwhile, Florida's vaunted defense did not look like itself against Missouri the last time it was on the field. The Tigers rang up 500 yards of total offense, at an average of 6.8 yards per play. Despite that performance the Gators are ranked in the Top 10 nearly across the board in the major statistical categories, but if it's a sign that injuries are already starting to take their toll on Florida, look out.
I don't know what to make of all that. On paper, it maybe looks like a game that Georgia should win. But something is telling me to go with the upset, and that's as good a reason as any to take a shot in the dark.
Florida 17, Georgia 13