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2016 Liberty Bowl

SPECIAL THANKS BOWL HISTORY HONORS 84 | 58th AutoZone Liberty Bowl TCU GEORGIA BOWL EVENTS WELCOME GAME 8: #14 Florida 24, Georgia 10 GOct. 29 | Jacksonville, FL eorgia Bulldogs (4-4, 2-4) fell 24-10 against the 14th-ranked Florida Gators (6-1, 4-1) in front of a crowd of 84,681 in Everbank Stadium and a CBS televised audience. The game proved to be a defensive struggle as the Gators tallied 231 total yards while Georgia managed 164 total yards. Defensively, sophomore cornerback Deandre Baker led Georgia with career-high 10 tackles and his first-career sack, while sophomore linebacker Roquan Smith followed with nine stops. Freshman quarterback Jacob Eason went 15-for-33 on 143 yards with one touchdown. The Bulldogs leading receiver was sophomore Terry Godwin who had 57 yards on five receptions. Georgia running game was limited to 21 yards. In the opening drive of the game, Georgia safety Dominick Sanders intercepted Florida quarterback Luke Del Rio and the Bulldogs converted the turnover into a Rodrigo Blankenship 25-yard field goal. The Gators responded with a 19-yard touchdown reception by tight end C’yontai Lewis in the last minute of the first quarter to go up 7-3. In the subsequent drive, Eason found freshman Riley Ridley for a 14-yard touchdown strike on 3rd-and-four to retake the lead, 10-7,. The six-play, 75-yard drive included a 38-yard completion from Eason to wideout Terry Godwin followed by a Gator pass interference penalty to get inside the red zone. Florida headed into halftime with a 14-10 lead as tailback Jordan Scarlett punched it into the end zone from two yards out with less than two minutes left in the second quarter. The Gators added two scores in the second half. ROQUAN SMITH TALLIED NINE TACKLES TO HELP LEAD GEORGIA’S DEFENSIVE EFFORT AGAINST THE GATORS.


2016 Liberty Bowl
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