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No. 3 Georgia thumps rival Florida 42-7 in 'Cocktail Party'

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Sony Michel slipped through the line untouched, sprinted past several defenders and then spun into the end zone.

The rout was on, and the losing streak was essentially over.

Michel put third-ranked Georgia up big early and put Florida away late, scoring on two long runs in a 42-7 drubbing Saturday that might have been the final game for Gators coach Jim McElwain. It was Florida's most lopsided loss in the series since a 44-0 shutout in 1982.

Michel finished with 137 yards rushing on just six carries and helped the Bulldogs remain unbeaten and in control in the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division.

Nick Chubb also scored for Georgia (8-0, 5-0 SEC), which started 8-0 for the first time since 2002 and ended a three-game losing streak in ''The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party.''

''This meant a lot to get a win,'' linebacker Lorenzo Carter said. ''It's one of the reasons I came back for my senior year. We hadn't beaten them and I wanted to go out with a win. We had to finish out the right way, and we did.''

So lift a glass to Georgia.

And pour one out for McElwain.

''I haven't been told anything,'' said McElwain, who is now 22-12 in three seasons. ''There have been no conversations about that. ... Nothing in this world surprises me. I know what I was brought here to do. Look, we haven't been good on offense. I get it. We've won a few games, but we haven't won enough; haven't won a championship. That's real. That's life. And I take full responsibility for all of it, no doubt.''

Florida (3-4, 3-3) started the day by responding to a tweet from a sports lawyer who said Florida and McElwain's agent, Jimmy Sexton, have engaged in buyout negotiations and are ''miles apart.'' Athletic director Scott Stricklin released a statement several hours before the game saying the report was inaccurate.

''No one representing the University of Florida or our athletic department has had any conversations with Coach McElwain or his representatives regarding a buyout of his contract,'' Stricklin said.

McElwain was told about it during a team breakfast. ''Those eggs didn't taste real good,'' he said.

But Stricklin stopped short of giving McElwain a vote of confidence after one of the strangest weeks in program history.

McElwain created a firestorm Monday when he said Florida players and families received death threats amid the team's struggles. Stricklin met with McElwain in hopes of gathering more information and helping alleviate any safety concerns. McElwain rebuffed his efforts, prompting a statement from the athletic department that essentially criticized McElwain for being uncooperative.

His reaction raised questions about his relationship with Stricklin and prompted speculation about whether he even wants to be at Florida any longer.

Here are the big questions: Can Florida fire McElwain with cause and avoid a $12.9 million buyout or are they willing to part ways regardless?

Florida's performance against Georgia surely doesn't bode well for McElwain's job security.

The Bulldogs scored on their first three possessions and led 21-0 before the Gators picked up a first down. Georgia used three huge plays to build a three-touchdown lead.

''It was a shocker,'' said Florida safety Chauncey Gardner, who questioned Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm early in the week.

Fromm found D'Andre Swift in the flat for a 39-yard gain that set up Chubbs' 6-yard touchdown run. Dominick Sanders intercepted Feleipe Franks' pass on the ensuing possession, and Fromm threw a perfect, 17-yard pass to Javon Wims in the corner of the end zone. Michel added his first of two scores, a 74-yarder midway through the second quarter. He added a 45-yard TD scamper in the third.

''We're not going to point fingers or complain,'' Franks said. ''You don't live in the past or the future. You have to live in the now. ... We're definitely not going to fold. We're not going to bow our heads down.''

TAKEAWAY

Georgia: The Bulldogs are clearly the best team in the East and look like they could make a run at top-ranked Alabama in the league title game.

Florida: The Gators are dealing with the kind of mess that only a coaching change can correct. It's no longer a matter of if, but when.

SHUTOUT STREAK

The only question that remained late in the game - other than McElwain's future - was whether Georgia would end Florida's NCAA scoring record. The Gators haven't been shut out since a 16-0 loss to Auburn in 1988. They scored with 2:42 remaining against Georgia's backups to extend the streak to 368 games.

UP NEXT

Georgia: Hosts South Carolina next Saturday. The Bulldogs could clinch the East next week, but only if Kentucky loses to Tennessee later this Saturday.

Florida: Begins a two-game road stretch at Missouri. They play at South Carolina the following week.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:42
15-E.Pineiro extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
42
7
Touchdown 2:42
24-M.Thompson runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
11
plays
81
yds
05:03
pos
42
6
Point After TD 11:22
98-R.Blankenship extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
42
0
Touchdown 11:22
13-E.Holyfield runs 39 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
81
yds
03:15
pos
41
0
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 5:21
98-R.Blankenship extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
35
0
Touchdown 5:28
13-F.Franks sacked at FLA 3 for -20 yards FUMBLES (26-T.McGhee). 20-J.Reed runs 3 yards for a touchdown.
0
plays
81
yds
0:46
pos
34
0
Point After TD 6:43
98-R.Blankenship extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
28
0
Touchdown 6:43
1-S.Michel runs 45 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
76
yds
02:20
pos
27
0
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 7:32
98-R.Blankenship extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
21
0
Touchdown 7:32
1-S.Michel runs 74 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
74
yds
00:11
pos
20
0
Point After TD 9:12
98-R.Blankenship extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
0
Touchdown 9:12
11-J.Fromm complete to 6-J.Wims. 6-J.Wims runs 17 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
29
yds
01:21
pos
13
0
Point After TD 11:34
98-R.Blankenship extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 11:34
27-N.Chubb runs 6 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
53
yds
02:02
pos
6
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 14 16
Rushing 10 10
Passing 4 6
Penalty 0 0
3rd Down Conv 3-8 4-15
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-2
Total Net Yards 393 196
Total Plays 42 66
Avg Gain 9.4 3.0
Net Yards Rushing 292 183
Rush Attempts 35 41
Avg Rush Yards 8.3 4.5
Net Yards Passing 101 13
Comp. - Att. 4-7 10-25
Yards Per Pass 14.4 0.5
Sacked - Yards Lost 0-0 7-53
Penalties - Yards 7-40 14-85
Touchdowns 7 1
Rushing TDs 4 1
Passing TDs 1 0
Other 2 0
Turnovers 3 1
Fumbles - Lost 2-2 0-0
Int. Thrown 1 1
Punts - Avg 4-46.5 7-54.4
Return Yards 37 26
Punts - Returns 3-24 1-0
Kickoffs - Returns 0-0 1-24
Int. - Returns 1-13 1-2
Kicking 3/3 0/0
Extra Points 3/3 0/0
Field Goals 0/0 0/0
Safeties 0 0
1234T
3 Georgia 8-0 21014742
Florida 3-4 00077
101 PASS YDS 13
292 RUSH YDS 183
393 TOTAL YDS 196
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Fromm 11 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
57.1% 101 1 1 196.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.7% 1263 13 4 171.9
J. Fromm 4/7 101 1 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
S. Michel 1 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 137 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
74 629 8
S. Michel 6 137 2 74
N. Chubb 27 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 77 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
120 765 9
N. Chubb 13 77 1 22
E. Holyfield 13 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 49 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
32 227 2
E. Holyfield 4 49 1 39
J. Fromm 11 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 13 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
27 87 3
J. Fromm 1 13 0 13
B. Herrien 35 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 10 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
51 166 1
B. Herrien 6 10 0 4
D. Swift 7 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 8 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
46 366 1
D. Swift 4 8 0 7
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Swift 7 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 84 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 129 1
D. Swift 3 84 0 39
J. Wims 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 17 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
19 329 3
J. Wims 1 17 1 17
T. Godwin 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
16 369 5
T. Godwin 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
R. Smith 3 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
R. Smith 7-0 0.0 0
L. Carter 7 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 1.0
L. Carter 7-3 1.0 0
D. Baker 18 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
D. Baker 3-0 0.0 0
J. Ledbetter 13 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
J. Ledbetter 3-0 0.0 0
D. Marshall 51 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
D. Marshall 3-0 0.0 0
D. Sanders 24 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 3 0.0
D. Sanders 2-0 0.0 1
R. Carter 45 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
R. Carter 2-1 0.0 0
T. Clark 52 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.5
T. Clark 2-2 0.5 0
J. Taylor 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Taylor 2-0 0.0 0
J. Reed 20 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-4 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-4 1 0.5
J. Reed 2-4 0.5 0
J. Atkins 97 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
J. Atkins 1-1 0.0 0
A. Davis 35 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
A. Davis 1-1 0.0 0
J. Rochester 5 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 1.0
J. Rochester 1-2 1.0 0
J. Wilson 19 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Wilson 1-0 0.0 0
D. Swift 7 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Swift 1-0 0.0 0
D. Bellamy 17 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.5
D. Bellamy 1-1 0.5 0
T. Thompson 78 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Thompson 1-0 0.0 0
A. Speed 9 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Speed 1-0 0.0 0
M. Herring 10 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
M. Herring 1-1 0.0 0
M. Carter 76 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Carter 1-0 0.0 0
M. Rice 32 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
M. Rice 1-2 0.0 0
T. Crowder 30 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
T. Crowder 0-1 0.0 0
M. Parrish 14 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
M. Parrish 0-1 0.0 0
T. McGhee 26 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 1 0.5
T. McGhee 0-2 0.5 0
D. Walker 15 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-3 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-3 0 0.5
D. Walker 0-3 0.5 0
W. Grant 84 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
W. Grant 0-1 0.5 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Blankenship 98 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 3/3
SEASON FG XP
10/11 34/34
R. Blankenship 0/0 0 3/3 3
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Nizialek 92 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 46.5 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
30 44.1 2
C. Nizialek 4 46.5 2 55
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. Hardman 4 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 9.0 15 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
11 10.3 15 0
M. Hardman 2 9.0 15 0
A. Crumpton 16 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 6.0 6 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 3.0 6 0
A. Crumpton 1 6.0 6 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. Zaire 8 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 36 0 0 100.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
52.2% 142 0 0 104.0
M. Zaire 3/6 36 0 0
F. Franks 13 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
36.8% 30 0 1 39.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60% 830 4 4 119.9
F. Franks 7/19 30 0 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
L. Perine 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
16 93 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
79 365 6
L. Perine 16 93 0 29
M. Thompson 24 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 38 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
30 119 1
M. Thompson 6 38 1 25
M. Zaire 8 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 30 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 1 0
M. Zaire 2 30 0 27
M. Davis 20 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 20 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
79 526 2
M. Davis 4 20 0 8
A. Lemons 32 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 18 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 18 0
A. Lemons 3 18 0 11
K. Toney 17 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
13 117 1
K. Toney 1 -1 0 -1
F. Franks 13 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 -15 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
40 45 0
F. Franks 9 -15 0 15
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
F. Swain 16 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 17 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 89 1
F. Swain 1 17 0 17
M. Thompson 24 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 17 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 70 0
M. Thompson 2 17 0 11
D. Massey 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 15 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 23 1
D. Massey 2 15 0 8
K. Toney 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 8 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 115 0
K. Toney 1 8 0 8
M. Davis 20 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 58 0
M. Davis 1 6 0 6
T. Cleveland 89 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
16 331 2
T. Cleveland 1 5 0 5
M. Stephens 82 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 55 0
M. Stephens 0 0 0 0
L. Perine 22 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 32 0
L. Perine 0 0 0 0
D. Goolsby 30 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 -1 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 77 0
D. Goolsby 1 -1 0 0
B. Powell 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 -1 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
17 148 1
B. Powell 1 -1 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
M. Wilson 3 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
M. Wilson 3-1 0.0 0
T. Bryan 93 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
T. Bryan 3-1 0.0 0
C. Garcia 43 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
C. Garcia 3-1 0.0 0
R. Jackson 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
R. Jackson 2-1 0.0 0
D. Reese 33 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-4 1 0.0
D. Reese 2-4 0.0 0
A. Clayton 90 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
A. Clayton 2-0 0.0 0
J. Zuniga 92 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
J. Zuniga 2-2 0.0 0
C. Gardner Jr. 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
C. Gardner Jr. 2-1 0.0 0
B. Stewart 2 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
B. Stewart 2-0 0.0 0
K. Campbell 55 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
K. Campbell 2-0 0.0 0
J. Polite 99 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
J. Polite 2-1 0.0 0
K. Johnson 28 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Johnson 1-0 0.0 0
L. Ancrum 98 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
L. Ancrum 1-0 0.0 0
V. Joseph 11 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
V. Joseph 1-0 0.0 0
E. Conliffe 57 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
E. Conliffe 1-0 0.0 0
Je. Taylor 29 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-4 1 0.0
Je. Taylor 1-4 0.0 0
J. Moon 50 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
J. Moon 1-1 0.0 0
T. Slaton 56 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
T. Slaton 1-1 0.0 0
C. Jefferson 96 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
C. Jefferson 0-1 0.0 0
K. Clark 54 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
K. Clark 0-1 0.0 0
D. Dawson 7 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 3 0.0
D. Dawson 0-0 0.0 1
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Townsend 19 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
7 54.4 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
41 49.5 1
J. Townsend 7 54.4 1 70
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Lemons 32 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 24.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 21.2 0 0
A. Lemons 1 24.0 0 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
B. Powell 4 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
7 3.4 0 0
B. Powell 1 0.0 0 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:36 UGA 47 2:02 4 53 TD
10:33 FLA 29 1:21 3 29 TD
7:43 UGA 26 0:11 1 74 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:40 UGA 20 1:12 7 29 Punt
6:38 UGA 4 2:54 6 33 Punt
1:01 UGA 28 0:44 2 -10 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 UGA 25 1:18 3 1 INT
9:03 UGA 24 2:20 5 76 TD
2:35 UGA 20 2:35 4 4 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:37 UGA 34 3:15 7 32 TD
10:16 UGA 12 2:21 3 6 Punt
2:42 UGA 25 2:21 4 8 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 FLA 25 1:15 4 8 Punt
11:34 FLA 25 0:51 3 46 INT
9:12 FLA 25 1:18 3 5 Punt
7:26 FLA 24 5:41 10 27 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:12 FLA 14 6:57 18 82 Downs
3:29 FLA 17 2:19 5 23 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:30 UGA 41 4:19 9 8 Downs
6:38 FLA 19 1:10 3 81 TD
5:13 FLA 25 2:28 5 21 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:00 FLA 11 0:00 4 -5 Punt
11:22 FLA 25 0:51 3 4 Punt
7:45 FLA 29 5:03 11 70 TD