Gators Thrash Georgia: Legge's Thoughts

JACKSONVILLE - Florida weren't eager to walk into EverBank Stadium.

But the end of the game they didn’t want to walk out.

Florida celebrated a 38-20 thrashing of No. 9 Georgia in one of the worst losses in Mark Richt’s tenure in Athens. The Bulldogs came into Saturday in firm control of the SEC East, but now trail Missouri in the standings and still have to play Kentucky and Auburn.

"We are still mathematically in the East race. Missouri has to lose, but we have to win a game, and that’s all we have to focus on," Georgia coach Mark Richt said after the game. "We can talk about still being in the East race all we want, but we have to win."

Suspended running back Todd Gurley, who was missed in a big way against the Gators as the Bulldogs managed only one touchdown in three quarters of play. Gurley won't return until the Bulldogs face Auburn on Nov. 15.

The Gators, who were 11-point underdogs heading into the contest, powered past Georgia’s seemingly-improved defense on the ground. Florida’s win was the most lopsided since in the series since 2008, and the biggest upset in the series since 1997.

"Florida physically whipped us," Richt said. The Gators ran for more than 400 yards and only threw the ball six times. "When you run for 400 yards - they just did a good job period. I don’t blame them for only throwing it six times."

"Today we lost. We got embarrassed by a team that outplayed us, out toughed us, out executed us," Georgia defense coordinator Jeremy Pruitt said after the game.

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