Georgia Bulldogs Football: 5 Things the Florida Gators Exposed

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Nov 1, 2014; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Jordan Jenkins (59) works out prior to the game against the Florida Gators at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Overconfidence From the Team and Fans

This was the first problem during the game against Florida. When Georgia first lost Todd Gurley before the game at Missouri, the Bulldog Nation and the team showed a real concern.

There was a sense of urgency and purpose, and you saw it right away as Georgia played with more intensity against the Tigers than had been seen in some time. The same thing happened on the trip to Arkansas, as fans and players both took a potential upset by the Razorbacks as a very real threat.

But after two games without Todd Gurley and a week off to prepare for Florida, it seemed that every member of the Bulldog Nation (and the soothsayers in Vegas) had this one prematurely in the bag for the Bulldogs.

Everyone was so sure that Georgia could beat Florida, nobody ever stopped to think if they actually would. History has taught us that Georgia can be flat after bye weeks and in big regular season games against the Gators. This combined both.

Without the concern, fear and intensity, Georgia got bullied all day long by the Gators.