Georgia's players celebrate win over Florida in Olympic style
As celebrations go, this was one for the Olympics, something we might see at Tokyo 2020.
As Georgia put the finishing touches on a 24-17 win over Florida, Richard LeCounte and teammates let loose with a pair of roundoff back-tucks the field as time expired in Jacksonville. It was all a welcome sight for the hundreds of Georgia fans waiting to greet them in the end zone stands.
The win was Georgia’s third straight in the series for the No. 8 Bulldogs as they knocked off the No. 6 Gators. Third downs were a key deciding factor as Georgia was 12-for-18, while Florida was 2-for-9.
The win helped ease frustrations about the Georgia offense and get the Bulldogs back on track for winning the SEC East and in position to qualify for the College Football Playoff. Florida, meanwhile couldn’t rally in the second half for a fourth win after it did it against Miami, Kentucky and South Carolina.
Florida coach Dan Mullen was visibly frustrated with several controversial calls that went against the Gators, and even walked off the field with officials at halftime.
Georgia returns to action next week against Missouri, while Florida will host Vanderbilt.
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