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Richard LeCounte recovered a fumble in Georgia's win over Florida.

What the national media had to say about Georgia after beating Florida

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What the national media had to say about Georgia’s big win over Florida

After getting a number of questions following the team’s disappointing performance against LSU, the Georgia football team responded in a big way with a 36-17 win over the Florida Gators. And while some in the national media are still skeptical, there were some who came away impressed with Georgia.

The biggest takeaway from the game, according to ESPN’s Joel Anderson, was the emergence of Georgia’s running backs and how much they helped quarterback Jake Fromm.

“Against Florida, D’Andre Swift finally showed flashes of the nifty runner that he was in his breakout freshman season,” Anderson wrote. “Limited by a groin injury much of the year, Swift rushed for a season-high 104 yards and a touchdown to finally give the Bulldogs some explosiveness they’d been lacking in the running game. With him and Elijah Holyfield, a 215-pound grinder, the Bulldogs have a lesser facsimile of the Nick Chubb-Sony Michel rushing duo that rampaged through the SEC for three years. They’ll be needed to give Jake Fromm the sort of help he had clearly been missing in the first half of the season.”

USA Today’s Dan Wolken made a strong point about Fromm, stating that Saturday’s results showed that this is his team.

“Fromm is the guy Kirby Smart and offensive coordinator Jim Chaney trust, and it’s not going to change next week against Kentucky or the next time Georgia plays a high-leverage game,” Wolken wrote.

As far as where Georgia ranks in the national power rankings, ESPN’s Chris Low has the Bulldogs as the No. 7 team, slotted behind fellow one-loss teams LSU, Michigan and Oklahoma. Kirk Herbstreit did have Georgia in his top six, as he put the Bulldogs at No. 6 in his weekly rankings. It seems like headed into the first College Football Playoff rankings—which come out on Tuesday night at 7 p.m.—Georgia will come in at either No. 5 or No. 6 team.

Jake Fromm named SEC Offensive Player of the Week

While Fromm has thrown for more touchdowns and yards in games before, the Florida game was without a doubt the best game he’s ever played. And because of that, Fromm was named the SEC Co-Offensive Player of the Week, along with Nick Fitzgerald.

Fromm completed 17 of his 24 pass attempts on Saturday, throwing for 240 yards and 3 touchdowns. All of Fromm’s touchdown passes also came on third down. In the game, Georgia was 8-of-14 on third-down conversions, which was a big reason why the Bulldogs were able to wear down Florida.

Making this game even more impressive is the fact that it came after Fromm had one of his worst games, at LSU. Fromm will have another tough test Saturday, as he takes on a Kentucky team that has not yet given up more than 20 points in a game this season.

Georgia-Auburn game time in holding pattern

Normally on Monday, we find out what time Georgia’s game is for the next week. So for this Monday, we should’ve found out the game time and television network for the Auburn game. But that wasn’t the case today, as the SEC opted for the six-day option, meaning we will now find out what time the game by this coming Sunday.

It’s worth remembering that with Georgia taking on Kentucky on CBS at 3:30 p.m. ET this Saturday, the Bulldogs will have hit their limit on CBS games. And while this is only conjecture, should the Bulldogs win, the Auburn game would almost certainly get picked up for ESPN to be the 7 p.m. ET game. That would make Georgia fans very happy, but for that to be the case the Bulldogs first have to take care of Kentucky and win the SEC East.

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