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Georgia slides by Florida, 24-17

The Bulldogs took the crown in this SEC East showdown.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 02 Georgia v Florida Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Georgia Bulldogs took over first place in the SEC East after a huge 24-17 win against the Florida Gators.

Georgia’s defense dominated Florida’s rushing offense, limiting them to only 21 yards on the ground. That in turn caused Kyle Trask to use his arm to try and win the game. Trask completed 21 of his 33 passes for 257 yards and two scores. Lamical Perine led the team in rushing with 31 yards on seven carries, but negative yards caused that aforementioned total to shoot down. Freddie Swain led in receiving with eight receptions, 91 yards and a touchdown.

Meanwhile, Jake Fromm and the Bulldog offense gave the Florida defense trouble. With almost 400 yards piled up, Georgia had one of their best offensive performances at one of the best possible times. Lawrence Cager, especially, picked a great time to breka out. The Bulldog wideout had 132 receiving yards on seven receptions with a touchdown. He had a controversial catch in the first half of the game that may have changed hte momentum.

Was it a catch or nah? It was questionable, for sure.

D’Andre Swift led all rushers with 86 yards on 25 carries. Fromm had a great game, completing 20 of his 30 passes for 279 yards and two scores.

This was the obstacle that Georgia had to overcome, and they did just that. The next big task at hand for them is against the Auburn Tigers. That’s not to say that the Missouri TIgers are any competition. But the game isn’t as big. After this loss, Florida should be able to pick their momentum back up, as their schedule eases up from here on out.