Georgia Bulldogs Game MVPs vs Florida
The Georgia Bulldogs came out with a huge victory over the Florida Gators in an awesome top-10 matchup.
These are our game MVPs:
Jake Fromm: Coming off perhaps the worst start of his career, Jake Fromm put together maybe his best on Saturday. Facing the 6th-ranked passing defense in the country, Fromm calmly delivered strikes all over the field.
The sophomore finished the game with 240 yards on 17-24 passing and 3 scores.
He really found his footing on the last drive of the first half, carving up the Florida D as the seconds ticked down, getting his team into field goal range.
On third-and-long, a major problem for Georgia in previous games, Fromm was 3-4 for 40 yards, including a first down pass and a touchdown pass to Jeremiah Holloman.
I almost gave this to the offensive line, who played exceptionally, but it was Fromm getting them into the right protections and the offense into the correct plays. Fromm was the only quarterback to take a snap for the dawgs, and put any quarterback questions to rest.
The Isaac Nauta Drive pic.twitter.com/FnKMMq9mn4— SEConCBS (@SEConCBS) October 27, 2018
Monty Rice: Georgia’s linebackers have been shaky so far this year. DeAndre Walker was fairly nonexistent for most of this one. Natrez Patrick missed countless tackles. Juwan Taylor was called for an obvious pass interference on a crucial 4th down.
The only backer who played consistently in this one was Rice.
His 11 tackles were good for the team lead. Rice also forced a huge fumble on Florida’s first drive that set Georgia up in plus field position, that lead to the Bulldogs’ first touchdown of the day.
The @FootballUGA defense comes up with the big turnover early. pic.twitter.com/sRyBS3ytDa— SEConCBS (@SEConCBS) October 27, 2018
Mecole Hardman: Two big kick returns from Hardman, 23 and 28 yards respectively, set Georgia up in great field position, but that wasn’t where Hardman made his biggest difference.
Late in the 3rd, with the ball at the edge of field goal range, Kirby Smart decided to punt. A short punt or a touchback would’ve been a huge momentum swing for Florida. Instead, Jake Camarda, who has struggled this year, hung one high in the Jacksonville evening that landed inside the 10 and sprung towards the end zone. Who was waiting to stop it at the one? You guessed it, Mecole Hardman.
There’s a reason Kirby Smart plays starters on special teams, and this was another example of why.
The Gators fumbled the ball on the next play, setting Georgia up at the one. Florida was able to keep Georgia out of the end zone, but the 3 points and time taken off of the scoreboard really put them behind the 8 ball.