It was here in Jacksonville, backs against the wall, that they righted themselves and found a resilience that some questioned following that beating in Baton Rouge.
The Bulldogs took advantage of Florida's three turnovers and an injury to cornerback C.J. Henderson to win the "World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party" for the second consecutive year. "We wanted to come out and make a statement". "You can't do that offensively and you aren't going to win many games doing that". "Our backs were kind of against the wall, and we had to win to keep every goal we want". The victory means Georgia is the clear favorite in the SEC East even with a game against Kentucky looming on November 3. They scored four touchdowns on third down, in situational parts of the game, we just can't do that. Year 1 for Florida under Dan Mullen won't include an SEC East title because of the missing pieces from the roster he inherited.
Fromm completed 17 of 24 passes for 240 yards, none bigger than the three for scores - all on third down. Fromm smashed those rumors. When it came time to turn it on, the Gators got all turned around. D'Andre Swift delivered the knockout punch with a 33-yard TD run with 4:29 remaining, sending Florida fans to the exits. The No. 7 ranked Bulldogs are coming off of a tough loss as they fell to the LSU Tigers, 36-16. "We were able to enjoy it and respect it a lot more". The first two went to Jeremiah Holloman, who beat C.J. McWilliams both times. Fromm seemed to search for him on third down. But we got better today...
Just over two minutes into the second half of Saturday's big-time SEC battle between Florida and Georgia, Feleipe Franks made his mark on the contest.
The Gators failed to get a stop when they needed it in the fourth.
Turnovers certainly didn't help the Gators' cause. He overthrew a sure TD on the first play of the game and had an interception to go along with that fumble. Jones also fumbled the ball on an option pitch, but that was mostly the fault of the offensive line and Florida did recover the ball.
For the Gators' first margin of the game, they opened the second half with a touchdown at the 13:35 mark, but the Bulldogs returned with seven points of their own the next drive. It's been a significant turnaround from Jim McElwain's final season. "They had to listen for two weeks about everything that was wrong with them, everything they did wrong and that was probably the motivating factor because at the end of the day, they probably get affected by what people say about them". The unit stepped up, nonetheless, even holding the Bulldogs to an 18-yard field-goal after Franks' fumble at the goal-line near the end of the third quarter.
The Georgia quarterback familiar with the joy that comes with beating a rival such as Florida, having done so previous year when the Bulldogs trounced the Gators 42-7 at TIAA Bank Field.
(3) Notre Dame 44, Navy 22: Ian Book threw for 330 yards and two touchdowns, Dexter Williams ran for 142 yards and three scores and the Fighting Irish overwhelmed the Midshipmen in San Diego. It is led by Jabari Zuniga (23 tackles, 4.5 sacks), Cece Jefferson (eight tackles, 1.5 sacks through three games with a recorded stat) and Jachai Polite (26 tackles).