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“I had a great game, but it’s about what we did as a defense,” Jones said. “All of us did what we came here to do. … It’s a great feeling.”

Williams‘ harsh words didn’t go over well with coaches and teammates. He probably had a point after Georgia allowed at least 20 points in six of its first seven games and gave up 206 yards rushing last week at Kentucky.

Jones missed that game with a sprained ankle. With him back, Georgia looked like a different defense, and it surely helped that Florida self-destructed at every turn.

The Gators got behind early. Driskel fumbled twice on Florida’s first three plays. Georgia recovered the second one, which set up Todd Gurley’s 10-yard touchdown run.

Driskel, who completed 14 of 26 passes for 185 yards, lost another fumble, threw two interceptions and was sacked five times.

His first interception came at the end of the first half and with the Gators at the 5-yard line. Driskel rolled right on second down and threw across his body and into the end zone. Bacarri Rambo picked off the pass.

Driskel’s next drive ended the same way. Under heavy pressure, he floated one over the middle that Damian Swann intercepted. It set up a Georgia field goal that made it 10-6.

Wildcat quarterback Trey Burton fumble on the ensuing possession, but Marshall Morgan missed a 37-yard attempt.

“We’re capable of playing like this week in and week out,” Jones said. “We should have been playing like this all year.”

When the game was over, Richt and his players celebrated in every corner of EverBank Field.

“I wanted to stick around and enjoy it,” Richt said. “I wanted our players to enjoy it. When you have a game like that and you have the type of success we had, you want to celebrate. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. We definitely weren’t trying to taunt anyone. We were just trying to celebrate with our fans.”

Georgia had plenty of anxious moments before the party started.

The Gators intercepted three passes from Murray, who completed 12 of 24 passes for 150 yards, but managed just two field goals off those turnovers. Georgia also was flagged 14 times for 132 yards.

Florida made it 10-9 on Caleb Sturgis’ 50-yard field goal in the fourth, but Driskel’s mistakes proved to be too much to overcome.

The Gators, who turned the ball over just four times in their first seven games, had four in the first 36 minutes Saturday.

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