PHOTOS | Georgia Beats No. 2 Florida

9:19 AM, Oct 28, 2012   |    comments
  • Fans tailgate in what's called the"world's largest outdoor cocktail party" prior to the game between the Florida Gators and Georgia Bulldogs at EverBank Field. (Photo: Kevin Liles-US PRESSWIRE)
  • Bulldogs cornerback Sanders Commings celebrates with cornerback Branden Smith and linebacker Amarlo Herrera after recovering the fumble end zone, forced by Jarvis Jones in the fourth quarter. The Bulldogs won 17-9.(Photo: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE)
  • Gurley sealed the Georgia victory with a long run for first down with a minute on the clock. The Bulldogs won 17-9. (Photo: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE)
  • With the Gators down by eight points and threatening to score on a pass to tight end Jordan Reed, Georgia's Jarvis Jones came up with his biggest play of the game: stripping Reed before he reached the end zone, preserving the 17-9 lead and all but sealing the win. (Photo: Kevin Liles-US PRESSWIRE)
  • Loucheiz Purifoy whiffs on the attempt to tackle Malcolm Mitchell, who would turn it into a 45-yard catch-and-run TD putting the Bulldogs up 17-9. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
  • Malcolm Mitchell celebrates scoring a touchdown on an electric 45-yard catch in the fourth quarter, putting the Bulldogs up 17-9 in their rivalry game against #2 ranked Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
  • Embattled Dawgs head coach Mark Richt celebrates defeating the Florida Gators 17-9. It's Georgia's second consecutive victory against the Gators, and the biggest upset since 1985 when Florida was ranked #1. The win gives Georgia control of the SEC East. (Photo: Kevin Liles-US PRESSWIRE)
  • Florida's athletic tight end Jordan Reed leaps over a Georgia defender during the second half of the game. (Photo: Rob Foldy-US PRESSWIRE)
  • NFL prospect linebacker Jarvis Jones celebrates after the game against the Florida Gators. The Bulldogs won 17-9. (Photot: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE
  • Todd Gurley is tackled by De'Ante Saunders during the Georgia win over Florida at EverBank Field on October 27, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
  • Running back Mike Gillislee is tackled by Bulldogs cornerback Branden Smith in the first half at EverBank Field. (Photo: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE)
  • Head coach Mark Richt hugs senior safety Shawn Williams, who called out his teammates for not playing with enough emotion against South Carolina and Kentucky. The defense responded with a dominating performance as Georgia stuffed the Florida Gators 17-9. (Photo: Kevin Liles-US PRESSWIRE)
  • Jeff Driskel is pressured by Jarvis Jones during the Georgia-Florida rivalry game on October 27, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
  • Jarvis Jones sacks Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel in the Bulldogs victory over the Gators, 17-9. (Photo: Kevin Liles-US PRESSWIRE)
  • Defensive lineman Kwame Geathers tackles Gators running back Mike Gillislee during the first half of the Georgia win over Florida, 17-9. (Photo: Kevin Liles-US PRESSWIRE)
  • Georgia's Jarvis Jones and Christian Robinson force a fumble by Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel in the first half. The Dawgs won 17-9. (Photo: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE)
  • Georgia's Jarvis Jones and Christian Robinson force a fumble by Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel in the first half. The Dawgs won 17-9. (Photo: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE)
  • Highly-touted linebacker Bulldogs linebacker Jarvis Jones recovers a fumble during the first quarter against Florida. Jones had a huge day against the Gators. (Photo: Kevin Liles-US PRESSWIRE)
  • Georgia running back Todd Gurley had a big day on the ground, carrying for 118 yards and a score against the Florida Gators. Dawgs won 17-9. (Photo: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE)
  • Gators head coach Will Muschamp and Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt shake hands before the rivals face off in Jacksonville for what fans have called "the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party." (Photo: Rob Foldy-US PRESSWIRE)
  • Georgia's defense wasted no time getting after Florida. Jarvis Jones and Christian Robinson force a fumble by Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel in the first half. The Dawgs won 17-9. (Photo: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE)
  • After Gurley's TD, the UGA defense kept pinning back Florida, but Bulldogs QB Aaron Murray couldn't take advantage of it, throwing three interceptions, including this one by Gators defensive back Josh Evans. (Photo: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE)
  • Muschamp also had this reaction a few time during the Bulldogs 17-9 victory. (Photo: Rob Foldy-US PRESSWIRE)
  • In fact, the game got pretty ugly with turnovers by both teams. Here, a referee tries to sort through a dog pile during the first half between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Florida Gators. The Dawgs took a 7-6 lead into halftime. (Photo: Kevin Liles-US PRESSWIRE)
  • Lined up in the Wildcat, Florida Gators running back Trey Burton fumbled and Jarvis Jones came diving in for the recovery. The Bulldogs won 17-9. (Photo: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE)
  • Lined up in the Wildcat, Florida Gators running back Trey Burton fumbled and Jarvis Jones came diving in for the recovery. The Bulldogs won 17-9. (Photo: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE)
  • Georgia's unrelenting pass rush continued in the second half with Jarvis Jones and Alec Ogletree sacking Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel on the way to a 17-9 victory. (Photo: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE)
  • With Florida threatening to score at the end of the first half, Bulldogs safety Bacarri Rambo picked Gators QB Jeff Driskel off in the end zone. UGA took a 7-6 lead into the half. (Photo: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE)
  • Gators head coach Will Muschamp, a former Georgia safety, did a lot of yelling in the 2012 game, which the Dawgs won 17-9. (Photo: Rob Foldy-US PRESSWIRE)
  • Todd Gurley and Malcolm Mitchell celebrate after the running back's touchdown in the first half against the Florida Gators at EverBank Field. UGA beat UF, 17-9, to take control of the SEC East. (Photo: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE)
    
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Led by three sacks and two forced fumbles by standout linebacker Jarvis Jones, a Georgia defense that allowed 436 rushing yards in its last two games -- a lopsided loss at South Carolina and a narrow win over Kentucky -- racked up six turnovers and stifled Florida's potent ground game to hand the Gators their first loss of the season. The Georgia win comes at a great time with four teams ahead of them in the BCS falling this weekend.

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