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No. 1 Georgia opens gates of hell on Florida at end of first half

What was a tight ballgame in Jacksonville got out of hand fast.

NCAA Football: Georgia at Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Ron Burgundy voice Boy, that escalated quickly. I mean, that really got out of hand fast!

The No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs are whomping the Florida Gators in the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party annual Florida-Georgia Game and have entered the half holding a 24-0 lead. The kicker is that it was actually a close, competitive ballgame not too long ago!

With less than three minutes to go in the first half, the Gators were trailing the Dawgs by just a 3-0 margin before disaster struck over and over again. It started with freshman quarterback Anthony Richardson getting jacked by Nolan Smith, setting up a James Cook touchdown to give UGA a 10-0 lead.

Smith would continue to terrorize Richardson, picking him off to set up this 36-yard bomb from Stetson Bennett IV to Kearis Jackson.

Down 17-0 and somewhat moving the ball, Dan Mullen calls a timeout at midfield with about 17 seconds left in the half and, welp...

In just a minute and a half of game time, the entire game flipped on a dime. Here’s how it looked on the box score.

Richardson came out to start the second half but we’ll see if a switch is eventually made to senior Emory Jones.