Although this game was far from a barnburner, Florida continued to show how great their defense is after their 24-10 win against the Georgia Bulldogs.
The Gators stopped the run on nearly every chance that they got and there was absolutely nothing UGA’s offensive line could do about it. They only allowed 19 carries for a whopping 21 yards. Unbelievable, I know. Nick Chubb, by the way, was silenced for nine of those carries for 20 yards.
Both offenses were inconsistent and shaky to make this game hard to watch.
With that being said, here are my top 3 perceptions to take away from this game.
1. Florida offense is not that great: If you want to beat Florida, you have to stick it to their defense, because their offense should not be a worry. Luke Del Rio did a mediocre job, and that is sort of being nice. He completed 15 out of 25 passes for 131 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Their running game could be great alternative if they could get it going. Jordan Scarlett didn’t do so bad, but the Bulldogs rush defense kept him a little caged, with 26 carries for only 93 yards and 1 touchdown. He looked uncomfortable, very pressured and Georgia’s defense took advantage of that.
2. Jacob Eason, a freshman I know, but you have to be better than that...: Georgia’s QB was cringeworthy plenty of times in this game. Yes, he has potential, no doubt; however, when you throw more to the sidelines than to your receivers, then, “Houston, we have a problem.” He completed 45 percent of his passes for 143 yards and 1 touchdown. At least he didn't throw an interception. The offensive line made him look even worse than he was, and that's saying a lot. He did not get the protection needed, and when he did, he didn't know what to do because of the great defensive backs Florida had the receivers locked up.
3. Florida, SEC East favorite now?: I’m not too sure about it just yet. They still have to play another good defensive team in LSU. That may be the only big obstacle that they have to conquer. Florida is the team to watch and if Tennessee have anymore hiccups, the Gators have it in the bag.