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They Said It – Florida-Georgia

JACKSONVILLE -- The Gators -- in a game marred by skirmishes, momentum swings and generally ugly football -- lost a third-straight rivalry game to Georgia (23-20) on Saturday afternoon in EverBank Field.

Will Muschamp's team was predictably inconsistent. Again.

The Gators were flat from the start, as UF's "inept" offense showed minimal improvements from the bye week, while its once-prideful defense was gashed for two quick scores before it found its footing in the second half.

It was disappointed bunch afterwards -- especially considering the wild momentum shifts capped a demoralizing game-sealing drive by the Bulldogs.

Here's some postgame soundbites...

RB Mack Brown

On motivations for the rest of the season...

"We're going to fight until the last game of the season. No quit."

WR Solomon Patton 

On so many post-play scuffles between the two teams...

"A lot of guys were talking trash. But it's just part of the game. We can let it affect us."

LB Michael Taylor

On second-half comeback falling short...

"We knew that we could play a lot better than how we were playing in the first half. We just came out and played how we knew we could play. We started executing our calls. But it's a disappointment we just couldn't pull it out."

On keying in on UGA tailback Todd Gurley in the second half...

"We knew that they didn't have the weapons they had to start the year, so we knew that he was their main weapon."

QB Tyler Murphy

On UF's offensive line playing better...

"They stepped up today. They took it upon themselves to do better and they did a good job. They gave me a lot of time in the pocket."

On attitude moving forward...

"There's no team out there I'd rather be a part of than this one." 

Coach Muschamp 

On postgame message to his team...

"They're upset. Hurt. We'll rebound. We'll be fine. ... "You rally around the fact that you play at the University of Florida."

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