Georgia snuffs Gators’ running game in win

by Gary Shelton on November 3, 2019 · 0 comments

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Trask threw for 257 yards./CHUCK MULLER

Sunday, 4 a.m.

Throughout its history, the University of Florida has featured some great running backs.

Emmitt Smith. Neal Anderson. Lorenzo Hampton. Fred Taylor. Errict Rhett. Earnest Graham. John L. Williams. Larry Smith.

Gee. What were any of those guys doing Saturday afternoon.

The Gators' inability to run the football doomed them in Saturday's 24-17 loss to Georgia. Florida ran for only 21 yards on 19 carries (they were in negative numbers until a late touchdown drive).

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Van Jefferson scores for the Gators./CHUCK MULLER

Quarterback Kyle Trask hit 21 of 33 passes for 257 yards for Florida, but he took a 21-yard sack when his team was down 16-3 that led to a punt.

Fromm completed 20 of 30 passes for 279 yards and two touchdowns, including a 52-yarder to an uncovered Lawrence Cager in the fourth quarter. Fromm also threw a TD pass in the first half, his fourth on third down in two years against the Gators.

It was Georgia's second straight win over the Gators. Asked what it took to get to Georgia's level, Mullen was concise.

"Seven points," he said.

Perine had a tough day running./CHUCK MULLER

Cager finished with seven receptions for 132 yards, both career highs.

Third downs proved to be the difference in the game. Georgia converted 12 of 18 chances on the all-important down; Florida was 2 of 9.

Mullen said their different reasons for the Dogs' success.

"Third down defense was a big one for us," Mullen said. "You can go in any direction (as to what went wrong). Missed tackles. They got helped out a couple of times (by officials). Missed coverage."

Florida is home against Vanderbilt Saturday.

Pitts caught four passes for 76 yards./CHUCK MULLER

Miami 27, FSU 10: The Hurricanes caved in the FSU offensive line, rolling to a surprising victory over the Seminoles.

The Canes sacked FSU quarterbacks nine takes made 16 tackles for losses to win the road game handily.

Freshman quarterback Jarren Williams threw for 313 yards to lead Miami.

Williams hit Dee Wiggins  for a 56-yard touchdown and Jeff Thomason for a 39-yard score.

FSU running back Cam Akers was held to 66 yards on 22 carries.

"I'm very disappointing. we lost the game against aa rival we wanted," said embattled FSU coach Willie Taggart. "The turnovers did us away. We know how to play football. We've got to learn to win."

FSU plays at Boston College Saturday at noon. Miami is home against Louisville at 3:30 p.m.

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