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5 things to take away from Florida 41, Georgia 17

GAINESVILLE -- Plenty of things to point out after Florida's 41-17 win against Georgia. Here are the top five things to take away from Saturday's big victory.

1. Book your tickets to Atlanta! Florida won its second Southeastern Conference Eastern Division title in a row on Saturday night when Tennessee defeated South Carolina. Florida is headed to Atlanta for the SEC championship game for the third time in four years. Will Florida be playing the Alabama Crimson Tide? Bama has a difficult test against LSU next week. The winner of that game will likely win the SEC West.

2. He's ba-ack! Florida quarterback Tim Tebow likely played his way back into consideration for the Heisman Trophy on Saturday. UF's senior quarterback accounted for four touchdowns against the Bulldogs, including two beautiful touchdown throws to Riley Cooper. Tebow's touchdown run at the end of the first half was equally impressive. Florida converted 7 of 13 times on third down largely thanks to Tebow.

3. The Thundercat Offense averaged 6.1 yards per play, rushing for 210 yards and passing for 164. UF's total offensive numbers were down slightly from its average because UF's average field position during the second half was dramatically altered due to four interceptions. UF's average field position to begin drives in the second half was around midfield.

4. Bigfoot sightings! With kicker Caleb Sturgis and punter Chas Henry in orange and blue, you've got to like UF's chances in a close game ... if it ever comes to that. Henry boomed a 61-yard punt on Saturday and dropped two impressive kicks deep inside Georgia's 20. Sturgis blasted a 56-yard field goal that soared through the uprights.

5. Key injury...Florida running back Chris Rainey appeared to dislocate his left shoulder on Saturday. Rainey has had shoulder problems since high school. He has had multiple shoulder surgeries throughout his career. If Rainey is lost for the year, then Florida will really more heavily on the running combination of Jeff Demps and Emmanuel Moody. Freshman back-up Mike Gillislee might also enter the mix, but Gillislee appeared to tweak his hamstring after a 57-yard run against Georgia in the fourth quarter.

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