Ruling Game Again For The Defense: Top-positioned Georgia, which came in driving the country in Scoring Defense (6.6 focuses per game), held UF scoreless until 2:49 left in the match and dominated 34-7 to improve to 8-0, 6-0 SEC. It was the absolute bottom all out by Florida in the Dan Mullen period. UF came in averaging 34.4 focuses a game. Today was the fifth time this season that the Bulldog safeguard has blanked a group in the primary half.
Georgia currently has permitted only five TDs this year and 53 focuses (6.6 ppg). The 53 focuses through eight games is the most minimal in a season now beginning around 1971 (46 focuses). The Bulldogs constrained three turnovers that prompted 21 focuses including a pick-six by junior Nakobe Dean that covered 50 yards. It was his first TD and second profession INT. The Bulldog protection has four TDs this year. Under Kirby Smart, the Bulldogs have 23 protection or unique groups scores starting around 2016. Georgia improved to 20-1 when they register a non-hostile score in the Smart time.
Junior LB Nolan Smith caused and recuperated a UF mishandle at the UF 11. It was Smith’s second caused bungle this year and of his vocation. It prompted an 11-yard TD run by senior James Cook and a 10-0 lead with 2:16 left. On UF’s next belonging, Smith concocted his first professional interference, getting it at the UF 36 after it was tipped by Travon Walker. It prompted a quick TD as Bennett caught a 36-yard pass from Bennett for a 17-0 lead with 1:35 left in the principal half. The main tackler was Quay Walker with a vocation high of 13.
The Bulldogs are +3 in turnover edge and have scored 73 focuses off 13 turnovers. In the second half, UF constrained a bumble and took over at the UGA 49. It prompted a missed field objective. Bennett tossed two INTs, and they prompted 7 focuses. Adversaries have scored 27 places of 10 Bulldog miscues this year.
Bennett Leads Bulldogs To Another Win: Georgia senior QB Stetson Bennett (10-for-19, 161 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT) got the beginning for the fourth consecutive week and fifth time generally this season. With the success, he improves to 9-2 as a starter including 5-0 this year. In the primary half, Georgia had three scoring drives, a 63-yarder in 6:22 that finished with a field objective. The subsequent one went for a TD that covered 11 yards on one play in six seconds. The six-second drive was the speediest this year. The third scoring drive was one more in only one play, this time covering 36 yards. The safeguard dealt with the fourth score, covering a 24-point upheaval by the Bulldogs.
Hurrying Highlights: Georgia counted 193 surging yards on 33 endeavors for a 5.8 normal. Senior Zamir White drove the group with 14 scrambles for 105 yards including a 42-yard TD. It was his fourth profession 100+ yard game. Senior James Cook had an 11-yard TD and wrapped up with 46 yards on 10 conveys.
Exhibit Of Targets: Six unique collectors got a pass. Junior Kearis Jackson had a group-high three gets for 59 yards including a 36-yarder for a TD. Sophomore TE Darnell Washington had 41 yards on two gets.
Series History/Up Next: With the 34-7 success, Georgia presently has a 54-44-2 edge in the series history including 4-2 under Kirby Smart. Up next, Georgia (8-0, 6-0 SEC) gets back to confront Missouri Saturday. The opening shot is TBA. The Tigers (3-4, 0-3 SEC) are playing Vanderbilt in Nashville today.
Uncommon Teams Summary: Senior punter Jake Camarda wrapped up with two dropkicks for a 48.5 normal including a 51-yarder. Junior Jack Podlesny went 2-for-3 on field objectives, making two (21 and 42 yards) and missing a 46-yarder. He is 12-for-16 on field objectives this year. He made four PATs and is presently 37-for-38 in PATs this year. Junior Karis Jackson had one dropkick return for seven yards in addition to one opening shot return for 31 yards.
Game Captains/Coin Toss: The skippers were seniors Adam Anderson (SLB), James Cook (RB), Jamaree Salyer (LT), and Quay Walker (MLB). Florida won the throw and chose to concede the football until the subsequent half.