October 29 Jacksonville, FL : Georgia Bulldogs running back Nick Chubb is brought down in the first quarter against the Florida Gators at EverBank Field in Jacksonville Saturday October 29, 2016. BRANT SANDERLIN/BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM
Photo: Brant Sanderlin
Photo: Brant Sanderlin

Dogs' frustrating season continues with loss to Florida

Georgia had 21 yards rushing and 164 yards of total offense Saturday in Jacksonville.

Those numbers added up to a third straight loss to Florida.

The No. 14 Gators used a dominant defensive effort to beat Georgia 24-10. It was Florida's 21st victory against the Bulldogs in the last 27 years. 

  The Gators (6-1, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) pressured Georgia freshman quarterback Jacob Eason early and often and stuffed Nick Chubb on just about every carry. The unit forced seven three-and-outs and stopped two fourth-down plays on Georgia's final two drives. 

 Chubb, once a Heisman candidate, had 20 yards rushing on nine carries.

"It's just frustrating," he said. "We couldn't really get things going. I felt like it was always three-and-out and we weren't getting in a rhythm or anything, so it feels pretty bad."

 The biggest mismatch was up front, with Florida's defense controlling the line of scrimmage. That's nothing new for Georgia (4-4, 2-4), whose O-line has been a target for criticism all season.

The Bulldogs lost for the fourth time in their last five games, and first-year coach Kirby Smart fell to 1-6 in the series as a player and coach. 

  Florida did nothing spectacular offensively, managing 231 yards on a warm, sun-soaked afternoon. 

Georgia plays at Kentucky Saturday. The Bulldogs have won six in a row and 17 of 19 in the series.

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