Rushing Offense: B
Safety Bacarri Rambo picked off Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel in Georgia's end zone in the final seconds of the first half.
What went right: Todd Gurley ran for 118 yards and scored a first-quarter touchdown.
What went wrong: Nobody beyond Gurley had an effect on the momentum.
Bottom line: When Georgia needed to kill the clock after Florida’s final fumble, Gurley and the Bulldogs’ line responded.
Passing Offense: C-
What went right: Aaron Murray hit Malcolm Mitchell for a 45-yard fourth-quarter touchdown.
What went wrong: Murray completed only 12 of 24 for 150 yards and was picked off three times.
Bottom line: Murray suffered through one of the worst games of his career, but the touchdown to Mitchell wiped out many of the negatives.
Rushing Defense: A
What went right: Georgia held Florida to 81 yards and a 2.2 per-carry average, forcing six fumbles (three recovered) along the way.
What went wrong: A big fourth-quarter run by Jeff Driskel set up Florida’s third field goal.
Bottom line: Georgia’s stinginess and ball hawking neutralized the cornerstone of the Gators’ offense.
Passing Defense: A
What went right: Georgia had five sacks and two picks.
What went wrong: Jordan Reed made a 15-yard catch and run to the Georgia 3-yard line that would have set up the Gators for a game-tying touchdown and two-point conversion if not for Jarvis Jones’ forced fumble.
Bottom line: Jarvis Jones’ three sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries made the difference in the game.
Special Teams: B-
What went right: Collin Barber killed three punts inside the 20-yard line.
What went wrong: Marshall Morgan missed a field goal and Georgia insisted on drawing dead-ball penalties on returns.
Bottom line: Georgia didn’t suffer any critical breakdowns in a game where just one would have been a disaster.
What went right: Georgia came out inspired and grabbed the early lead which made a big difference in how the game played out.
What went wrong: Georgia had 12 penalties for 112 yards and turned the ball over three times.
Bottom line: Mark Richt and his crew beat Florida for the second straight year and that earns very high marks, no matter the miscues along the way.
Players of the game:
Jarvis Jones, linebacker
Had probably the best game of his career with 13 tackles, three sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
Bacarri Rambo, safety
Rambo’s interception in the end zone to end the first half kept Florida from taking control of the momentum. He also had a second-half sack.
Todd Gurley, running back
Gurley ran 26 times for 117 yards with a touchdown and his running insured that Georgia could kill the clock at the end of the game.
Turning Point: Florida trailed 7-6 with 29 seconds left in the first half a first down at Georgia’s 5-yard line. Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel tried to force a pass into the end zone that Rambo picked off to insure Georgia’s lead going into halftime.
Play of the Game: Jarvis Jones’ strip of Jordan Reed to save a possible touchdown at the end of the ga