Gators unable to overcome mistakes as Bulldogs ride 4th-quarter surge to win
UF coach Dan Mullen argues a call during the Gators’ loss to the Georgia Bulldogs Saturday in Jacksonville.
JACKSONVILLE — It was an SEC heavyweight matchup of top 10 teams, with ESPN’s College GameDay on hand, 11 NFL scouts looking on and a national TV audience tuned in to watch.
But the Florida Gators were not quite ready big stage. Not yet, at least.
Coach Dan Mullen’s team showed enough fight during Saturday’s 36-17 loss to the Georgia Bulldogs.
The No. 9 Gators (6-2, 4-2 SEC) also could not finish as the No. 7 Bulldogs found their stride during the decisive fourth quarter and never looked back.
“I don’t think we played very well,” Mullen said. “That might have been our worst execution performance of the year, and I’m really disappointed with that.
“We’ll learn as a team. You get in these big-game situations right there you got to go execute.”
The Gators led the Bulldogs (7-1, 5-1) for fewer than three minutes, following a 36-yard touchdown strike from Feleipe