Florida's Offense Turned Back The Clock In Saturday's Win Over Georgia

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Back in 2012, the Florida Gators rode a ground-and-pound offense to an 11-win season.

In their 38-20 upset of the Georgia Bulldogs in Athens on Saturday, the Gators returned to the very same offensive game plan that brought said success.

“We’ve always been a blue-collar-identity team,’’ oft-maligned coach Will Muschamp said after Florida's victory, via John Rauox of the Associated Press.

“I think a lot of our issues offensively this year have been confidence. Timidity. … We really put it on the offensive line this week. We told those guys, ‘You need to win the game, you have a true freshman starting [at quarterback].’ I feel like we should have been able to run the ball successfully all year.”

The Gators ran the ball 60 times for 418 yards and five touchdowns. Conversely, freshman QB Treon Harris threw just six passes, completing three for 27 yards.

“We actually did have a plan to throw some passes in the game,” Muschamp quipped.

“I know I’ll still disappoint a bunch of Florida fans with it, but why stop running the ball when you’re able to gain yards?”

While Muschamp understands that his first win over Georgia as Florida's coach doesn't guarantee him anything, the greater implications of a Gators offense reconnecting to past successes could be just what the team needs to keep the momentum rolling.

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