Gators thump the Dawgs 27-3

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Have you kicked your Bulldog today?

Atlanta is 331 miles from Gainesville, but it’s looking awfully close right about now.

Kelvin Taylor rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns, Antonio Callaway caught a 66-yard scoring pass and the Florida defense swarmed all over Georgia and its first-time starting quarterback, forcing five turnovers in a 27-3 smashing Saturday at EverBank Field that placed the 11th-ranked Gators in total command of the Southeastern Conference East Division.

In winning a second straight in the storied 95-game rivalry for the first time in five years, Florida (7-1, 5-1) needs only to defeat Vanderbilt next week or South Carolina a week later to clinch its first SEC Championship Game berth since 2009.

With the victory, the Gators matched their win total of last season on Halloween night — with at least four games remaining — and has been eliminated from nothing relative to the big picture of the 2015 college football season.