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Film study: Georgia vs. Florida

10/29/2012

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Let’s take a look at three key plays from Georgia’s 17-9 upset win against then-No. 2 Florida on Saturday.

Bacarri Rambo’s interception

The score: Georgia leading 7-6 with 16 seconds left in first half

The situation: Second-and-goal at Georgia’s 5-yard line

Why it worked: Safety Rambo is an instinctive player adept at reading quarterbacks’ eyes to make interceptions. But he hadn’t made one this season until he followed Florida's Jeff Driskel as he rolled right to pick off a sure touchdown pass to Trey Burton in the end zone. Rambo led the SEC with eight interceptions last season, so it’s a good sign for Georgia’s defense that he got back to that form with Ole Miss -- which he victimized for two picks last season -- visiting this weekend.

The breakdown: Florida bunched three receivers to the right and Jordan Jenkins, Alec Ogletree and Sanders Commings dropped to cover them near the right corner of the Georgia goal line. Driskel locked onto his receivers to the right as soon as he received the snap. It appeared as if he wanted to throw to Burton, but Jenkins covered him and forced Driskel to wait to throw.

While Driskel was surveying the right side of the field, defensive end Garrison Smith broke through to flush Driskel toward the right sideline, and then John Jenkins provided further pressure.

With Jarvis Jones closing fast as he approached the Florida sideline, Driskel spotted Burton open behind Ogletree and Commings toward the right corner of the end zone and lofted a pass from the Georgia 16-yard line. However, Rambo creeping right when Driskel scrambled in that direction and read Driskel’s eyes as he wound up to pass. He made it to the ball just in time to snatch the ball out of the air just before it reached its wide-open intended target.

Aaron Murray to Malcolm Mitchell TD pass