Jacksonville, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – Kelvin Taylor and Matt Jones each
eclipsed over 190 rushing yards and combined for four touchdowns as Florida
ran its way to a 38-20 upset over No. 9 Georgia, a result that effectively
ended the Bulldogs’ national championship aspirations.
The Gators put up a whopping 418 yards on the ground overall on a Georgia
defense that hadn’t allowed more than 132 rushing yards during the five-game
win streak it brought into Saturday’s showdown. Taylor grinded out a career-
high 197 with two touchdowns on 25 carries, with Jones amassing a personal-
best 192 and a pair of scores on 25 attempts.
Michael McNeely added a 21-yard touchdown run on a game-changing fake field
goal in the second quarter, beginning a stretch of 31 consecutive points that
propelled Florida (4-3, 3-3 SEC) to its first win in the series since 2009.
The loss was a devastating one for Georgia (6-2, 4-2), which could lose
control of its own destiny in the SEC East if Missouri defeats Kentucky.
Nick Chubb had another big game in place of the suspended Todd Gurley in
defeat, rushing for 156 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries and gaining 59
more with another score on five catches. Hutson Mason threw for a career-high
319 yards and a touchdown on 26-of-42 passing, though most of the damage came
after the Bulldogs were down 31-7 in the fourth quarter.