Florida football won an important rivalry battle against Georgia on Saturday afternoon and now it’s time for some piping hot takes.
Dan Mullen finally picked up that big win over Georgia that he’s been searching for since he got to Gainesville a few years ago. The Gators dominated the Bulldogs for the better part of three quarters, wiping away an early 14-0 deficit to dominate en route to a 44-28 win.
The Gators jumped to No. 6 in the country after the win and it wasn’t just Kyle Trask that played well against Georgia, it was the defense, too.
Yes, this team is clicking on all cylinders right now and that’s bad news for the rest of the SEC.
Let’s get into some piping-hot takes.
3. The defense is back
Florida’s defense is back, folks. Like back back.
For over a month to start the season, Florida’s defense looked like its biggest liability but it only took the Gators five games and they have figured things out. Through three games, Florida was getting gashed, but after a hiatus due to a COVID-19 outbreak and a shuffling of the schedule, the Gators have been stingy over the past two outings.
Florida kept Connor Bazelak and a hot Missouri offense in check last weekend and then made life miserable for Stetson Bennett and D’Wan Mathis.
After trailing 14-0 early on, Florida gave up seven points in the second and third quarters before shutting Georgia out in the fourth. Plus, the Bulldogs finished with just 277 total yards with 107 coming from the legs of Zamir White. The secondary allowed just 112 yards and two touchdowns on 9-of-29 completions.
This defense is back to its old, dominant self.