This will make Georgia fans feel good. Not as good as the 42-7 score of the Georgia-Florida game in Jacksonville made them last fall, but close.
ESPN NFL draft and scouting expert Todd McShay said he watched film of the 2017 edition of the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party and couldn’t believe what he was seeing.
Through three quarters, Georgia was rolling 35-0, highlighted by a dominating run game and a suffocating defense that even scored a touchdown.
Studying FLA-GA tape. The 1st 3 QTRS of this game is one of the biggest ass kickings I can remember. Sony, Chubb, etc are running wild. pic.twitter.com/Euvlpr6ZGu
— Todd McShay (@McShay13) February 22, 2018
McShay’s tweet is almost perfect, except he refers to the game as Florida-Georgia, when in fact it is the other way around. But we can forgive him.
We also could briefly acknowledge that McShay could have said the same thing about the previous three Jacksonville meetings, when the Gators thoroughly dominated the Bulldogs, but we’ll leave that in the past.
Georgia’s 42-7 victory in 2017 was one of the defining moments of the season for Georgia and Florida.
The Gators parted ways with coach Jim McElwain the morning after the defeat and struggled through the rest of the season.
Georgia’s win was one of many defining moments in a special season that resulted in the program’s first SEC championship since 2005, a Rose Bowl win and an appearance in the National Championship Game.
The rivalry is sure to continue to be one of the best and hottest in college football, especially with Dan Mullen stoking the fire with his “blind squirrel” comments earlier in February.
Georgia and Florida will meet again this fall at EverBank Field in Jacksonville on Oct. 27.