Georgia football has been waiting a long time to get a statement win over the Gators like that since 2017, well, because that was the last time the Dawgs held Florida to seven points.
Much like that win in 2017, the Dawgs were looking to stay perfect on the season and get themselves to Atlanta.
However, this time, Georgia already clinched their spot in the SEC Championship before the end of October.
This team is different than the 2017 one. They have more discipline, tenacity, and sheer want to win it all.
Georgia is tired of coming up short. They’re doing everything right each week, so it’s past time they were rewarded for it.
Florida outgained Georgia football by one yard, but that doesn’t always define a victorious outcome.
Sometimes there have to be a few more momentum-shifting plays to get the win, and that was the biggest trend in Saturday’s game. Georgia’s ability to score 21 points off three Gators turnovers proved to be crucial, and ultimately what helped the Dawgs win.
However, there were some key areas on that statistic sheet that stood out – sometimes, there just needs to be a little more digging to see why a team won.
Florida outgained Georgia 355-354 total offensive yards. Both defenses came to play, which you want to see in a rivalry game like this one. The Gators had two more first downs than the Dawgs, six more rushes and 16 more passes.
So statistically speaking, the Gators should have outgained the Dawgs because they ran 22 more plays. However, to do it by just one yard isn’t that impressive.
Georgia recorded 193 rushing yards on 33 carries and 161 passing yards on 10 catches — now that’s an offense being wise with the snaps they got.
The Dawgs didn’t have to outgain Florida to be successful. Instead, they worked smarter, not harder. After combing through the statistic sheet, here are the three stats that stood out and helped result in another statement victory.