WHAT THEY SAID: Georgia-Florida

“I said it on Tuesday; that’s a pretty good ball team. Defensively, we definitely knew that, and they were able to do some things on offense tonight. They just kind of kicked our butts all the way around.”

— Georgia senior quarterback Hutson Mason on the 38-20 loss to Florida

“We’ve just got to go back to do what we can do and controlling what we can control. We need Missouri to lose a game now. We’ll just go back to figure out how we can get better and beat Kentucky.”

— Mason on how the Bulldogs should react to the loss

“I’m not surprised. I’m disappointed in the way we played because we’re better than that. They shouldn’t have even been on the field with us. I give credit to them for doing what they did today.”

— Georgia senior nose guard Mike Thornton on Florida’s 418-yard rushing day

“I feel like we should have been able to run the ball more successfully all year. For whatever reason, we’ve gotten away from some things. I think it’s multiple things, but I think our team got charged up a little bit on the fake field goal. I think that they understood the aggressiveness we were approaching the game with as a staff — they understood that. They executed very well.”

— Florida coach Will Muschamp on running the football with authority

“I know I wasn’t really expecting it, but that’s just how it goes. You always have to be on high-alert for a fake, but that type of fake, with the down and distance, I don’t really think they drew it up thinking they’d score a touchdown. They probably drew it up to get a first down maybe.”

— Georgia senior defensive back Damian Swann on Florida’s 21-yard TD off a fake field goal

“I’ll never forget this for the rest of my life. It was a great call. It was drawn up perfectly. The guys blocked, Tevin (Westbrook) had a great climb, Clay (Burton) kicked out and Frankie (Velez) faked and helped. All the linemen blocked, and it was perfect. All I had to do was run. It worked just like it did in practice.”

— Gators senior WR Michael McNeely on his 21-yard TD run off a fake field goal

“I thought it was good. Our kicker thought it was good. Of course, kickers always say that. Our holder said it was good. I was asking (the referee) if it was a reviewable play, but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to use a timeout there. It was really high. The official said that it went right over it, and if it would have hit the upright then it’s no good.”

— Georgia coach Mark Richt on Marshall Morgan’s 39-yard field-goal attempt in the second quarter

“We needed it bad. We came into this game with a head full of steam from when they beat us three times in a row, and definitely with our coach, we needed a win for him, too. We want to go to a bowl game, so we really needed this win.”

— Gators tailback Matt Jones on the importance of the victory

“He said he didn’t see any contact.”

— Richt on the officials explanation when Collin Barber was hit on a third-quarter punt

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