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One of college football’s best rivalries and one of college football’s best annual events takes place Saturday at The SEC on CBS Game of the Week. No. 1 Georgia and Florida meet in Jacksonville with bragging rights on the line and a chance to set the tone for the rest of the season for each team.

The Bulldogs rebounded from some sluggish play in early October by going over the 40-point mark in each of their last two games (a 42-10 win over Auburn and a 55-0 triumph over Vanderbilt). The Gators had a bye week to lick their wounds after a 45-35 home loss to LSU.

What will happen on Saturday on the banks of the river St. John? Here’s a preview of the matchup with picks straight up and against the spread.

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How to watch Florida vs. Georgia live

date: Saturday, October 29 | Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: TIAA Bank Field — Jacksonville, Florida
TV: CBS | Live Streaming: CBSSports.com, CBS Sports App (Free)

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Richardson’s golden opportunity: Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson was one of the most talked about players of the offseason. Stories about him as a potential first-round draft pick, budding superstar and Heisman contender were common. So far, he has not fulfilled these expectations.

The 6-foot-4, 232-pounder has more interceptions (seven) than touchdown passes (six) and has completed just 51.7% of his passes against SEC opponents. This will have to change. Richardson is a plain stud on the ground, but Georgia’s defense is a difficult puzzle for one-dimensional teams to solve. However, the bye week is the perfect opportunity for Richardson to decompress and for the coaching staff to work on some of his shortcomings without having to focus more on game preparation than pure development.

Impact injuries: Georgia wide receiver Adonai Mitchell, expected to be one of the Bulldogs’ top deep threats, has just five catches on the year and has been out since Week 3 with an ankle injury. “AD is a high ankle sprain. And a high ankle sprain, when you talk to everybody across the NFL and college football, it’s hard to put a measurement on,” coach Kirby Smart said Monday. “The first thing you look for is, do they need a fix? They’re doing tight rope and things like Arian. His injury wasn’t like that. But it’s lingering. It’s a pain in the ass. So he’s fighting to come back and do everything we ask.”

Defensive lineman Jalen Carter’s status and potential impact is also up in the air after injuring his knee against Missouri and missing the last two games.

“For Jalen, it’s just the knee. It’s the MCL,” Smart said. “But the degree of it, the severity depends on the fitness level, how quickly he can come back. He’s working to get back and hopefully we can get them both back.”

The bye week could come at the perfect time for these two stars to get healthy and get back into the stretch.

Can Georgia open it up? Bulldogs quarterback Stetson Bennett IV ranks third in the SEC in passing yards per game (290.4) and is tied for the most completions of 20 or more yards (30). That doesn’t bode well for Florida’s defense, which is giving up 244.3 passing yards per game and was just torched by LSU’s Jayden Daniels, who had 349 passing yards and three touchdowns during the Gators’ last game two weeks ago.

If Bennett lights up Florida, he’ll put the veteran back in the Heisman Trophy race and serve as a reminder that this Georgia offense is dangerous, balanced and a perfect complement to its lights-out defense.

Prediction Florida vs. Georgia, selections

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Georgia will take the win and do so handily. Florida’s defense will have no answer for what Bulldogs offensive coordinator Todd Monken outlined during the bye week, and it’s impossible to create a scenario in which Richardson finally develops a passing game down the field. With that, Smart will likely take his foot off the gas as quickly as possible, allowing Florida to keep it within three touches. Forecast: Florida +22.5

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