October 27, 2007
Jacksonville -- #20 Georgia beat #9 Florida 42-30 in Jacksonville Saturday, giving the Bulldogs their first win in the series since 2004.
The Gators had won the match-up 15 of the last 17 times they've played.
Georgia came to Jacksonville with just one healthy running back, but freshman Knowshon Moreno proved to be the kryptonite needed to stop Florida's "Superman" Tim Tebow.
The freshman carried the ball 33 times for 188 yards and three touchdowns, and says, "The offensive line made big wholes today. We executed all night, and the defense made big plays when we needed to. We played as a team, and that's why we came out with the win."
Matthew Stafford threw three TD passes in the win, and says "It was awesome. I think (Moreno) got every carry except maybe two or three. He did a good job. Our offensive line played great, and opened up some big holes for him. "
Head coach Mark Richt urged his team to get a celebration penalty after the first touchdown, in an effort to steal some of the intensity the Gators usually have.
Richt says, "The definition of insanity is if you keep doing what you've been doing, you'll keep getting what you've been getting, and we had to do something different."
Former Bainbridge stand-out Darryl Gamble says Colquitt-native Brandon Miller was an all-around threat in the win. "Miller played a good game," says Gamble. "He does everything the coach says, and just does his thing, baby."
The party is on in Jacksonville for Georgia fans, as even coach Mark Richt joined the celebration by doing a victory lap, and giving his wife Catherine a postgame kiss.
The Bulldogs celebrate their first win in Jacksonville since 2004.