The Georgia Bulldogs and Florida Gators went into Saturday afternoon’s match up with one loss apiece, knowing that they were about to face off in a ‘playoff’ game that would see one of the two eliminated from all contention for the College Football Playoff.
In the end, it was the Bulldogs who came away from Jacksonville with the victory, claiming it in a 24-17 win. The #8 team in the nation will leapfrog the soon-to-be-former #6 after quarterback Jake Fromm led them with 279 yards and two touchdowns on 20-30 through the air. It was not easy for the Bulldogs, however, as they had led by as much as 16-3 in the third quarter only to see the Gators roar back and make a game of it late. UGA wide receiver Lawrence Cager had a big day as well, making seven grabs for 132 yards and a TD of his own. While this does not confirm Georgia’s place in the CFB, by any means, it does see them to the top of the SEC East pile.