No. 11 Florida Gators football (7-1, 5-1 SEC) pulled away late in the first half and cruised to a 27-3 victory over the Georgia Bulldogs (5-3, 3-3 SEC) on Saturday at the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party from EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida.
Though Florida’s passing offense left much to be desired, the Gators were simply the better team Saturday, forcing five turnovers on defense (four interceptions) and seeing the running game compile 244 yards on 44 total touches.
With the victory, the Gators take a firm hold on the SEC East crown. It would take Florida losing out and Vanderbilt winning out in order for a three-way tie to be forced in the division. As such, UF is likely headed to the SEC Championship Game for the first time since 2009.
OnlyGators.com breaks down seven of the most important takeaways from the Gators’ biggest victory yet under head coach Jim McElwain … coming up momentarily.
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