No. 7 Ge­or­gia beats No. 9 Florida, 36-17

Centre Daily Times (Sunday) - - College Football -

Jake Fromm threw three touch­down passes, end­ing spec­u­la­tion about fresh­man Justin Fields sup­plant­ing him in the start­ing lineup, and No. 7 Ge­or­gia beat ninth-ranked Florida 36-17 on Satur­day.

The Bull­dogs took ad­van­tage of Florida’s three turnovers and an in­jury to cor­ner­back C.J. Henderson to win the “World’s Largest Out­door Cock­tail Party” for the sec­ond straight year.

Fromm com­pleted 17 of 24 passes for 240 yards, none big­ger than the three for scores – all on third down. The first two went to Jeremiah Hol­lo­man, who beat C.J. McWil­liams both times. The Bull­dogs ( 7-1, 5-1 South­east­ern Con­fer­ence) clearly were pick­ing on McWil­liams af­ter he re­placed Henderson (back) on the first se­ries.

There had been talk that Ge­or­gia coach Kirby Smart would get highly touted fresh­man Fields more work fol­low­ing a 20-point loss to LSU. Fromm smashed those ru­mors.

Florida (6-2, 4-2) took a one-point lead early in the third quar­ter – Feleipe Franks threw a per­fect, 36-yard touch­down pass to Freddie Swain – but Ge­or­gia an­swered with an­other Fromm-to-Hol­lo­man con­nec­tion and then pulled away late.

Franks fum­bled try­ing to get the ball out of the shadow of his goal line and gave the Bull­dogs the ball at the 1. Ge­or­gia came up short on six at­tempts from in­side the 2 and had to set­tle for a field goal and a 23-14 lead.

De­spite the im­pres­sive goal-line stand, Florida couldn’t get an­other stop. Fromm found Terry God­win on an­other third down for a 36-yard score and a 29-17 ad­van­tage.

The Ga­tors were in big trou­ble at that point be­cause they’re not built to play from be­hind. D'An­dre Swift de­liv­ered the knock­out punch with a 33-yard TD run with 4:29 re­main­ing, send­ing Florida fans to the ex­its.


No. 2 Clem­son 59, Florida State 10: Trevor Lawrence threw four touch­down passes, and No. 2 Clem­son handed Florida State its worst home loss in pro­gram his­tory.

Lawrence com­pleted 20 of 37 passes for 314 yards be­fore stay­ing on the side­line for good late in the third quar­ter. Tee Hig­gins and Amari Rodgers each had two touch­down re­cep­tions.

No. 8 Oklahoma 51, Kansas State 14: Kyler Mur­ray passed for 352 yards and three touch­downs and ran for an­other score to help No. 8 Oklahoma beat Kan- sas State at home.

No. 12 Ken­tucky 15, Mis­souri 14: Terry Wil­son hit CJ Con­rad for a 2-yard touch­down pass on the fi­nal play of the game as No. 12 Ken­tucky ral­lied from a 14-3 deficit in the fourth quar­ter for the win. No. 14Wash­ing­ton State 41, No. 24 Stan­ford 38: Gard­ner Min­shew drove No. 14 Wash­ing­ton State to a 42-yard field goal by Blake Mazza with 19 sec­onds re­main­ing to put the Cougars in sole pos­ses­sion of first place in the Pac-12 North with a vic­tory at No. 24 Stan­ford.

Cal­i­for­nia 12, No. 15 Wash­ing­ton 10: Evan Weaver re­turned an in­ter­cep­tion 37 yards and Greg Thomas kicked two field goals to lead Cal­i­for­nia to a home win over No. 15 Wash­ing­ton.

Mis­sis­sippi State 28, No. 16 Texas A&M 13: Nick Fitzger­ald threw for two touch­downs and ran for two more as Mis­sis­sippi State knocked off No. 16 Texas A&M at home. North­west­ern 31, No. 20 Wis­con­sin 17: Clay­ton Thor­son ran for two touch­downs and threw for one.


Ge­or­gia quar­ter­back Jake Fromm (11) looks to throw as Florida de­fen­sive line­man Cece Jef­fer­son rushes dur­ing the first half Satur­day in Jack­sonville, Fla.

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