Virginia Cavaliers vs Florida Gators Game Information
The final Orange Bowl game featuring the Virginia Cavaliers vs Florida Gators on Monday December 30th, 2019. It will take place at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. The Orange Bowl features the 24th ranked Virginia Cavaliers and the 9th ranked Florida Gators. Virginia lost in the ACC Finals to Clemson, and are 9-4 on the season. Florida is 10-2 on the season, and finished 2nd in the SEC – East. Florida is a big favorite in this game. The Gators are listed at -13.5 over the Cavaliers, and the total sits at 53.5.
Cavaliers Thrilled with 2019 Results
Despite the four losses on the season, the folks at Virginia are thrilled with the season. Playing in the ACC title game, and getting a late December bowl game in Miami is icing on the cake. The Cavaliers won their first four games of the season, including at home over Florida State. After back-to back losses at Notre Dame and Miami, folks were wondering how the remainder would go. Virginia finished with 5 wins in their last 6 to get to the ACC title game. The biggest win was following Thanksgiving over their rivals Virginia Tech.
The offense for Virginia is one that loves to pass the football. Virginia threw the football for nearly 264 yards per game. That led quarterback Bryce Perkins to a season that saw over 3,200 yards via the air and 18 touchdowns. Perkins was also the top rushing threat for Virginia with 745 on the ground and 11 touchdowns. Hasise Dubois needs just 21 receiving yards in this game to reach 1,000.
Gators Feeling at Home
The Florida Gators will travel from one side of the state of Florida to the other. There is no doubt, Gator fans will flood Miami for this affair. Florida started the season 6-0, with notable wins over Tennessee and Auburn. Following that, the Gators took a 42-28 loss at LSU, and two games later 24-17 at home to Georgia. Florida finished the season strong with wins over Vanderbilt, Missouri and Florida State. They won those three games by a total of 96 points.
After losing Felipe Franks early in the season, Kyle Trask came in and threw for 2,636 yards and 24 touchdowns. His top target was tight end Kyle Pitts, with 51 receptions, 610 yards and 5 touchdowns. The Gators passed for 300.4 yards per game this season.
Virginia Cavaliers vs Florida Gators Verdict
The Virginia Cavaliers vs Florida Gators game will be an interesting one and the Florida Gators are the better team. However, the Gators are going to have a tough time scoring enough points to cover this nearly two touchdown spread. Look for the Virginia Cavaliers to play a very tough, inspired game, but when push comes to shove, the Gators win. Despite being in a hostile environment, the spread is too large. Bet on the Virginia Cavaliers to cover one of the biggest spreads of the entire bowl season.