RECAP: Georgia 36, Florida 17 in Jacksonville rivalry showdown

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Georgia tailback D'Andre Swift was off and running at Florida, getting 23 yards on a first quarter run, his longest against SEC competition this season.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Georgia maintained its poise throughout its annual slugfest with Florida, pulling away from the Gators in the fourth quarter for a 36-17 win.

The Bulldogs held a 23-14 lead heading into the final stanza before Jake Fromm hit Terry Godwin with a 24-yard TD pass with 8:39 left, and D’Andre Swift finished off Florida with a 33-yard TD run at the 4:29 mark.

Fromm played the entire game, turning in a clutch 17-of-24 passing performance for 240 yards and three touchdowns, silencing his critics and putting any sort of quarterback controversy on ice.

The Bulldogs’ defensive, meanwhile, forced the Gators into three turnovers. Florida QB Feleipe Franks was 13-of-21 passing for 105 yards with a touchdown and an interception (Tyrique McGhee).

Here are the scoring plays and important updates from the game.

FOURTH QUARTER SCORING

Georgia 36, Florida 17 (4:29): D’Andre Swift 33-yard rushing touchdown (Blankenship kick). Drive: 6 plays, 66 yards, 3:44

  • Left tackle Andrew Thomas has returned to play after leaving the game with a right leg injury in the first quarter.

Georgia 29, Florida 17 (8:39): Jake Fromm 24-yard touchdown pass to Terry Godwin (2-point conversion failed). Drive: 9 plays, 75 yards, 2:33

Georgia 23, Florida 17 (11:12): Evan McPherson 42-yard field goal. Drive: 7 plays, 50 yards, 3:55

THIRD QUARTER SCORING

Georgia 23, Florida 14 (0:07): Rodrigo Blankenship 18-yard field goal. Drive: 6 plays, 0 yards, 3:58

Georgia 20, Florida 14 (10:33): Jake Fromm 12-yard touchdown pass to Jeremiah Holloman (Blankenship kick). Drive: 7 plays, 72 yards, 2:55

Florida 14, Georgia 13 (13:351): Feleipe Franks 36-yard touchdown pass to Freddie Swain (McPherson kick). Drive: 3 plays, 48 yards, 1:14

Halftime

SECOND QUARTER SCORING

Georgia 13, Florida 7 (0:02): Rodrigo Blankenship 22-yard field goal. Drive: Seven plays, 75 yards, 48 seconds. Key play: Isaac Nauta 23-yard reception to Florida 23-yard line.

• Mecole Hardman leaves game with lower right leg injury, 9:30 mark. Hardman returned the game on the following series and was stopped on his jet sweep short of a first down on a third-and-1 play.

Georgia 10, Florida 7 (9:57): Feleipe Franks 1-yard run (McPherson kick). Drive: 14 plays, 76 yards, 7:04. Key play: Pass interference on Georgia LB Juwan Taylor on fourth-and-1 incomplete pass at UGA 23-yard-line.

FIRST QUARTER SCORING

• Georgia left tackle Andrew Thomas suffers right leg injury, assisted off the field (2:22 mark)

Georgia 10, Florida 0 (6:07): Jeremiah Holloman 16-yard reception from Jake Fromm (Blankenship kick). Drive: Three plays, 13 yards, 1:17. Key play: Monty Rice forced fumble, Richard LeCounte 32-yard return to Florida 13-yard line.

Georgia 3, Florida 0 (8:11): Rodrigo Blankenship 21-yard field goal. Drive: 12 plays, 71 yards, 6:49. Key play: Jake Fromm 3-yard run on third-and-1 at UGA 34-yard line.

(game kicks off at 3:39 p.m.)

• Florida wins toss, defers, Georgia will receive

• 68 degrees, 13 mph wind, mostly cloudly

 

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