Georgia football players, fans go wild on social media after beating Florida
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., —The No. 8 Georgia Bulldogs picked up a 24-17 over the No. 6 Florida Gators. The win gives Georgia an inside track at winning the SEC East and getting to Atlanta. It was a huge win for the program, given the number of questions surrounding the team entering the game.
Almost immediately after the win, you could tell this result meant a good bit to Kirby Smart. He celebrated with a number of players and took a victory lap around the stadium.
And Smart’s antics drew a lot of attention on social media after the win.
No context Kirby Smart pic.twitter.com/NSmy58lVdL
— Justin Felder (@Justin_FOX5) November 2, 2019
Y’all look at my coach on the sideline 🤣 pic.twitter.com/FE6kYGYgwr
— #KeepMullenAndGranthamForever (@UGA_PB) November 3, 2019
— Georgia Football (@GeorgiaFootball) November 3, 2019
What a wonderful win by Georgia. Fromm so clutch. Give Kirby Smart credit. Everything still possible.
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) November 2, 2019
In light of the discussion about how Bill Belichick may handle Lamar Jackson and “spy” schemes, I liked this Kirby Smart clinic where he talked about mobile QBs, spies, etc pic.twitter.com/FclFKQZIrE
— Chris B. Brown (@smartfootball) November 1, 2019
So Dan Mullen STILL has never beaten Kirby Smart.
But he’s the better coach👍
— blakejmorgan (@bIakejmorgan) November 2, 2019
“Don’t doubt Jake Fromm”
– Kirby Smart
— lover of all things red & black ❤️🐾 (@ktmttmtalways) November 3, 2019
— blakejmorgan (@bIakejmorgan) November 3, 2019
DAn muLLeN iS a BeTTeR COacH tHaN KirBy SmARt pic.twitter.com/sDMyhTUYOq
— Daniel Simmons (@Daniel_Simmons) November 2, 2019
That's how many days it's been since Florida has beaten Georgia in football
— Evil Kirby Smart (@EvilKirbySmart) November 3, 2019
Smart also had some sharp words for those who had been critical of both Jake Fromm and the offense in general.
“I’m just proud of the support that our fans provided for us, even if they did think Jake couldn’t throw the ball,” Smart said.
He also wanted to make sure Georgia offensive coordinator James Coley got credit as well.
“Y’all need to give Coach Coley some credit because he called all those plays, too,” Smart said.
If there was one star of the game, it was Fromm. He finished 20 of 30 for 279 yards and two touchdowns. It was the first time that Georgia has won a game when Fromm has thrown 30 passes in a game.
Fromm was also huge on third down, completing 10 of his 13 pass attempts on the down for 119 yards and a touchdown. And a number of people praised Fromm for his performance after the game.
Georgia needed a big play. Jake Fromm delivered it. pic.twitter.com/x6Am1o8OZ3
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 2, 2019
I know a ton of guys put up better stats. But I don’t know how many can make the throw Jake Fromm just made to ice the game for Georgia.
— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) November 2, 2019
Jake Fromm and Kirby Smart have a special relationship. pic.twitter.com/HeMeXzH7eO
— SEConCBS (@SEConCBS) November 2, 2019
In two-plus years as a starter, Jake Fromm has helped Georgia win two East titles, one SEC title, play for a national title and go 3-0 against the Gators. Not too shabby. The UGA fans who continue to criticize him are going to miss him when he's gone.
— Daniel Shirley (@DM_Shirley) November 2, 2019
— Governor Brian P. Kemp (@GovKemp) November 2, 2019
Jake Fromm and Kirby Smart are in it together 🤜🤛 pic.twitter.com/00CBzHjWVu
— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) November 3, 2019
How about them Dawgs!!! Offensive line was dominant, Jake Fromm balls and this defense is foreal! That was a complete team win, bottle that up and this team can beat anyone
— Aaron Murray (@aaronmurray11) November 3, 2019
I love Jake Fromm. You can arm shame me come combine and draft time but for now, let me enjoy it. His outside guys aren't that good, at least in comparison to other years. Cager is the only one he trusts and even he's not a separator. #Fromm4Life
— Michael Giardi (@MikeGiardi) November 2, 2019
AND their QB is built for the big moment. So clutch, so poised. I love Jake Fromm.
— Greg McElroy (@GregMcElroy) November 2, 2019
“He’s had a lot of people that have questioned him, and he has a chip on his shoulder guy,” Smart said. “Y’all have seen it over and over again where people doubt and continue to doubt and he continues to rise above. He’s not a silver spoon-fed kid, he’s a working kid. He works himself into it, he wills himself into it. I’m really proud of the way he played and led his team, and proud of a lot of others, I’m not saying it was just Jake, but Jake has a lot of pressure on him.”
Fromm is now 3-0 against Florida in his career. He is also 3-0 in his career against former Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham. In his time at Georgia, Grantham was famous for “Third-and-Grantham” given teams seemed to have a knack for converting on third and long.
After the game, a lot of people were pointing out Georgia’s third-down success or rather Florida’s third-down failures.
Georgia converted a season-high 12 third downs vs. Florida, its most against a ranked team since the 2014 Belk Bowl vs. Louisville.
Todd Grantham was the defensive coordinator in both games. pic.twitter.com/b4tcPCzPVY
— Jason Starrett (@starrettjason) November 2, 2019
Today, Georgia converted:
3rd and 15.
3rd and 11.
3rd and 6.
3rd and 6 again.
3rd and 8.
3rd and 7.
All against the same weak zone defense. Todd Grantham just never adjusted.
— InAllKindsOfWeather.com 🍑🏆 (@AllKindsWeather) November 2, 2019
Florida’s defense just lost track of the best receiver Georgia has
I would not trust Todd Grantham to find a fly on a shit wagon
— BUM CHILLUPS (@edsbs) November 2, 2019
Dan Mullen is 1-3 against UGA as a head coach.
Todd Grantham is 0-4 against UGA as a DC.
Are Florida fans starting to question this staff's ability to compete with UGA?
— The Savage Pads Podcast (@savagepads) November 3, 2019
— Wes Blankenship (@Wes_nship) November 3, 2019
TWELVE whole third and Granthams. That was fun.
— Morgan Weeks (@morganweeks) November 2, 2019
3rd & Grantham 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/XaHu1snkA3
— Evil Sam Pittmañ (@EvilPittmanUGA) November 2, 2019
The guy over the top was just as open. Grantham is so lost right now it’s ridiculous. South Carolina dominated Georgia. Florida looked lost against LSU and now Georgia.$2 million a year
— Derek Tyson (@DerekJTyson) November 2, 2019
In Fromms's (3) career games against a Todd Grantham lead defense ('17 Grantham was at Mississippi State), he's completed 70.8%, has a QBR of 97.3.
7 TDs to 0 INTs. #KeepGrantham
— Brooks Austin (@BrooksAustinSI) November 3, 2019
“Third down was really good,” Smart said. “We were able to convert some big third downs, some down and distances that your… (Florida has) been really good on third and long. Tebow talked about this morning on SEC Nation. It’s tough to convert those long-yardage third downs.”
In the month of October, Florida allowed opposing teams to convert 27.8 percent of third-downs. That was the best mark in the SEC.
Smart wasn’t the only one to celebrate the win, as a number of Georgia players took to social media after the game. But even before that, Georgia fans got to celebrate on the field with the Georgia fans who stuck around.
Mood in Jacksonville‼️ pic.twitter.com/08sbufQBnJ
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) November 2, 2019
Amen brother !!! https://t.co/V3JychUeDo
— JakefromStateFromm (@FrommJake) November 3, 2019
I love Lawrence Cager so much bruh 😂💪🏽💯 pic.twitter.com/zYyiCZP36r
— Chris Figgures (@chrisleefiggure) November 3, 2019
“The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.”
Psalms 28:7 ESV
— JakefromStateFromm (@FrommJake) November 3, 2019
Lmfaooooo 😂😂😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/lafBVeTI1n
— Brian Herrien (@brianherrienn) November 3, 2019
— Mecole Hardman Jr. (@MecoleHardman4) November 3, 2019
Go Dawgs 🤠
— Isaiah Wilson (@_LayZay_) November 3, 2019
— Rodrigo Blankenship (@RodTheKicker3) November 1, 2019
— Divaad "Newt" Wilson #LLP (@NikemanNewt) November 3, 2019
I swear you have to be mentally, physically & emotionally strong to play college football. I can easily say this ain’t for everybody
— Eric Stokes Jr (@_jamane_) November 1, 2019
— Cade Mays (@cade_mays) November 3, 2019
OLine did work. But what’s new? 🤷🏽♂️🤧
— Isaiah Wynn (@iwynn77) November 2, 2019
— Justin Kinsey (@MBKJack912) November 3, 2019
The Bulldogs return to Sanford Stadium on Saturday when they take on Missouri. The game is set for a 7 p.m. ET start and will air on ESPN.
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