NCAAF Game Recap - Georgia at Florida
Sat Nov 2, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

Wof
14
Clem
59
F
UGA
24
Fla
17
F
Oreg
56
USC
24
F
Utah
33
Wash
28
F
Miss
14
Aub
20
F
WVU
14
Bayl
17
F
Mich
38
MD
7
F
SMU
48
Mem
54
F
VaTec
20
ND
21
F
Cin
46
ECU
43
F
GaSo
24
App
21
F
Boise
52
SJSU
42
F
K St
38
Kans
10
F
NCSt
10
Wake
44
F
Navy
56
UConn
10
F
Buff
43
E Mi
14
F
NIU
10
C Mi
48
F
Hou
29
UCF
44
F
UTSA
14
TxAM
45
F
BC
58
Syr
27
F
Neb
27
Purd
31
F
Lib
63
UMass
21
F
OD
17
FLInt
24
F
Akr
6
BGSU
35
F
Troy
35
CoCar
36
F
ArkSt
48
ULMon
41
F
UNLV
17
ColSt
37
F
Army
13
AF
17
F
Marsh
20
Rice
7
F
TCU
27
OkSt
34
F
UTEP
26
NorTx
52
F
Rut
10
Ill
38
F
MiaFL
27
FlaSt
10
F
MidTN
20
Char
34
F
Tuls
26
Tul
38
F
FlAtl
35
W Ky
24
F
MisSt
54
Ark
24
F
Pitt
20
GATec
10
F
OreSt
56
Ariz
38
F
TxSt
3
ULLaf
31
F
UAB
7
Tenn
30
F
NW
3
Ind
34
F
Vand
7
SCar
24
F
UVA
38
UNC
31
F
Colo
14
UCLA
31
F
BYU
42
UtSt
14
F
NM
10
Nev
21
F
Fres
41
Hawaii
38
F

Georgia 24, Florida 17

Nov 2, 2019, 3:30 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

(8) Georgia (7-1)

3

10

3

8

24

(6) Florida (7-2)

0

3

0

14

17

Fromm, Georgia beat Florida 24-17 in 'Cocktail Party'
Sat Nov 2, 2019 11:32 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jake Fromm was a little late to the after-party.

He was in the third and final wave of Georgia players leaping into the stands at the "World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party."

It was a fitting spot for Fromm considering how effective he's been on third down against Florida.

Fromm threw for 279 yards and two touchdowns, including a 52-yarder to an uncovered Lawrence Cager in the fourth quarter, and the No. 8 Bulldogs beat the sixth-ranked Gators 24-17 on Saturday.

It was Georgia's third consecutive victory in the Southeastern Conference rivalry and sixth in the last nine years.

Fromm was the main reason for the last two. He has five touchdown passes in two years against Florida, with four of them coming on third down.

"When Jake has time, he's really efficient," Georgia coach Kirby Smart said. "I was so proud of him this game."

Fromm's most important throw came on a third-and-7 play with a little more than 2 minutes remaining. The Gators (7-2, 4-2) rallied twice to make it a one-score game in the final quarter, and Fromm needed one more completion to end any chance of a comeback.

He found tight end Eli Wolf for a 22-yard gain. Game over.

"We had the belief the whole game that we just needed the one stop, and we didn't get that unfortunately," Florida linebacker David Reese said.

Fromm completed 20 of 30 passes, including one to Dominick Blaylock for a 3-yard score on third down in the first quarter.

Fromm struggled in his last two games, both at home, but played considerably better against Florida for the second straight season.

"There's been a lot of outside noise, and this has been a challenge to our guys to not listen to the outside noise but to really gel within our locker room," Fromm said. "To come out and respond and play the way we did today, it really shows what our guys are made of, their hearts and what we mean to each other."

Cager finished with seven receptions for 132 yards, both career highs.

D'Andre Swift added 86 yards rushing to help Georgia (7-1, 4-1) move a step closer to winning the SEC's Eastern Division for the third consecutive year and strengthen their College Football Playoff resume.

The Gators, who now need lots of help to win the East, looked lost on both sides of the ball most of the afternoon.

Florida abandoned an ineffective ground game early, and its defense got little pressure on Fromm - even with disruptive pass-rushers Jon Greenard and Jabari Zuniga back for the first time in weeks.

"The only people we can be disappointed with are ourselves because they didn't do anything we didn't expect them to do," said Trask, who completed 21 of 33 passes for 257 yards and two scores.

Trask gave his team life down the stretch. He escaped a collapsing pocket and found Van Jefferson for a 23-yard touchdown pass and later found Freddie Swain in the flat to make it seven-point game with 3:11 remaining.

But Fromm and Wolf closed it out.

"It was amazing, amazing," Swift said. "We're an elite team on third down and we got to show it today."

Third downs proved to be the difference.

Georgia converted 12 of 18 chances on the all-important down; Florida was 2 of 9.

"Needed to stay on the field better on offense and get off the field better on defense," Florida coach Dan Mullen said.

THE TAKEAWAY

Georgia: After consecutive lackluster performances at home, the Bulldogs looked much more like a team that can make the CFP.

Florida: The Gators rallied three times earlier this season to win after trailing in the fourth - against Miami , Kentucky and South Carolina - but they couldn't do it again.

OFFICIATING COMPLAINTS

Mullen walked off the field with SEC officials at halftime, still miffed by a number of questionable calls.

There was a no call on what looked like pass interference against tight end Kyle Pitts on a fourth-down play. There was a pass interference call on cornerback CJ Henderson when the ball seemed uncatchable. And officials let Cager's 12-yard catch stand upon review in the second quarter after it appeared the ball hit the ground before the receiver got control. Fromm's first TD pass came three plays later.

"I saw what you saw," Mullen said. "I asked the official, but they said that decision's made in Birmingham. So they couldn't even give me an explanation."

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Georgia should jump Florida in the next AP Top 25 college football poll .

KEY INJURIES

Georgia defensive end Malik Herring limped off the field in the fourth quarter.

Florida linebacker Jeremiah Moon left the field and walked into the locker room in the first half.

UP NEXT

Georgia: Hosts Missouri next Saturday. The Bulldogs have won five in a row in the series.

Florida: Hosts Vanderbilt, which has dropped five straight and 27 of 28 in the series.

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Passing

UGA Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Fromm 30 20 66.7 2 279 52 0 118.6
Fla Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
K. Trask 33 21 63.6 2 257 29 0 107.8

Rushing

UGA Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
D. Swift 25 86 3.4 30 0
B. Herrien 7 13 1.9 9 0
Fla Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Toney 1 0 0.0 0 0
L. Perine 7 31 4.4 9 0

Receiving

UGA Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
L. Cager 7 132 18.9 52 1
B. Herrien 4 46 11.5 18 0
Fla Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
F. Swain 8 91 11.4 23 1
K. Pitts 4 78 19.5 29 0

Fumbles

Returning

UGA KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
B. Herrien 2 25.5 0 27 0 - 0 0
D. Blaylock 0 - 0 0 1 7.0 0 7
Fla KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
T. Cleveland 1 18.0 0 18 0 - 0 0

Punting

UGA Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Camarda 2 77 38.5 41
Fla Punt Yds Avg LgPu
T. Townsend 3 131 43.7 56

Takeaways

Team Stats Comparison

UGA Fla
Points For 24 17
Total Yards 398 278
Rushing Yards 119 21
Passing Yards 279 257
Passing Completions / Attempts 20/30 21/33
Turnovers 0 0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 0/0
First Downs 20 18
Penalties - Yards 8/46 6/40
Time Of Possession 48:48 12:12
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 12/18 2/9
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/0 2/3
Punts - Average Yards 2/38 3/44

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter UGA Fla
UGA 11:02 FG Rodrigo Blankenship 31 yd FG 3 0
2nd Quarter UGA Fla
UGA 10:17 TD Dominick Blaylock 3 yd pass from Jake Fromm (Rodrigo Blankenship kick) 10 0
Fla 12:20 FG Evan McPherson 38 yd FG 10 3
UGA 14:46 FG Rodrigo Blankenship 37 yd FG 13 3
3rd Quarter UGA Fla
UGA 5:15 FG Rodrigo Blankenship 27 yd FG 16 3
4th Quarter UGA Fla
Fla 1:09 TD Van Jefferson 23 yd pass from Kyle Trask (Evan McPherson kick) 16 10
UGA 4:59 TD Lawrence Cager 52 yd pass from Jake Fromm (Lawrence Cager 2pt pass from Jake Fromm) 24 10
Fla 11:49 TD Freddie Swain 2 yd pass from Kyle Trask (Evan McPherson kick) 24 17

Game Information

Stadium: TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida
Attendance: 84,789
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