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Gators vs Bulldogs recap: Turnovers cost Florida perfect season

The Florida Gators may have beaten themselves on Saturday.

Rob Foldy-US PRESSWIRE

Florida's bid for a perfect season fell short as they fell to Georgia 17-9 on Saturday, but they only have themselves to blame for the loss.

The Gators committed six turnovers (four fumbles, two interceptions) while failing to score a touchdown in a game for the first time all season.

CanWeBeMature at Alligator Army said the game was the "definition of a weird, awful, frustrating" while adding:

The offensive line had the worst performance of the year, failing to create holes for Mike Gillislee or protect Jeff Driskel for more than a few seconds, and the Gators utterly failed to protect the football, even when they needed to most.

The Gators rushed for just 81 yards on 41 carries in the loss. Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel was 14-of-26 passing for 185 yards but also threw two interceptions.

With the win, Georgia improved to 7-1 for the season and 5-1 in the SEC, and they control their own destiny in the SEC East division standings with the tiebreaker over Florida.

After opening the season with eight consecutive wins, Florida is now 8-1 on the season and 6-1 in conference play.

This is the second consecutive year that Georgia has defeated Florida, as they beat them 24-20 in 2011.

Photographs by cstreet.us, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.