The 8th ranked Georgia Bulldogs (7-1, 4-1) got an impressive 24-17 win over the 6th ranked Florida Gators (7-2, 4-2) on Saturday afternoon in Jacksonville.
Jake Fromm picked Florida apart for the second straight year, especially on third downs, to lead Georgia to the win. Fromm went 20-for-30 for 279 yards and two touchdowns through the air - he also led the Bulldogs to 12 third down conversions in 18 tries that helped key the offensive success.
Georgia scored the first ten points of the game, capitalizing on a couple of long drives in the first quarter and early second quarter. Even McPherson got the Gators on the board in the second quarter with a 28-yard field goal, but Georgia was able to answer with a field goal late in the half to take a 13-3 lead into halftime.
In the second half, Georgia took a 16-3 lead with another field goal in the third period before the Gators attempted a rally. Kyle Trask hit Van Jefferson for a 23-yard pass that finished a 9 play, 80-yard drive to pull within 16-10. The Bulldogs answered when Jake Fromm hit Lawrence Cager for a 52-yard touchdown pass, and converted the two point conversion, to take a 24-10 lead. Though Kyle Trask hit Freddie Swain for a 2-yard touchdown pass with 3:11 to go to make it 24-17, that was as close as the Gators could get and Georgia held onto win the game.
Kyle Trask went 21-for-33 for 257 yards and two touchdowns - Freddie Swain had a monster day receiving for him, making eight catches for 91 yards and a score. Georgia's offense was led by Fromm's success, especially to Lawrence Cager who had seven receptions for 132 yards and a touchdown.
The Gators are back in action next Saturday when they host Vanderbilt in Gainesville. Kickoff from the Swamp is slated for 12:00 PM.