The Florida Gators and Georgia Bulldogs were unranked heading in to today’s match up thanks to disappointing starts to the season, but that didn’t mean the rivalry match up would not be as heated and intense as ever.
As we expected, the game delivered, but the Bulldogs were able to escape a second half push from the Gators to take a 23-20 win.
The Bulldogs got off to a hot start and appeared poised to blow away the Gators, but the second half looked like a completely different game as the Gators were able to step up their game and come charging back.
Florida trailed Georgia 23-3 heading in to the second half, but the Gators used a touchdown run from Mack Brown, a safety thanks to Loucheiz Purifoy and a big touchdown run from quarterback Tyler Murphy to close the deficit to just three points early in the fourth-quarter.
When push came to shove, the Bulldogs offense finally stepped up and stopped the Gators from converting the first downs they needed.
Once Georgia took over on offense, they were able to methodically drive down the field and chew up valuable time that the Gators would need to complete their comeback.
Florida was able to hold Georgia on a crucial third down, but David Andrews was called for an illegal hands to face penalty that resulted in a 15-yard penalty and allowed the Bulldogs to run out the clock and seal their win.
As the Bulldogs went to kneel down the ball, Florida fired off the ball hard and we ended with plenty of personal foul penalties with the fouls going to Todd Gurley, which could result in a suspension for next week’s game.