All-America Herschel Walker scored four touchdowns, the last on a one-yard dive with 2:31 remaining, as fourth-ranked Georgia overcame an early 14-point deficit and defeated Florida, 26-21, at Jacksonville yesterday.
Walker's game-winning plunge capped a 95-yard drive on which he carried 11 times for 65 yards. It erased a 21-20 Florida lead that came early in the final quarter when Wayne Peace threw his second touchdown pass of the game, a 10-yarder to Spencer Jackson.
Walker, who ran for 192 yards on 47 carries to go over the 3,000-yard career mark in only 20 games, also scored on a four-yard run and hauled in two touchdown passes from Buck Belue, covering 24 and 16 yards.
The 24-yarder came with only 31 seconds left in the half after Florida had built a 14-0 lead by striking twice for scores within a span of 1:54.
The first Gator touchdown came 5:31 before halftime, a 54-yard pass play from Peace to Steve Miller, who caught the ball behind the Georgia defense at the Bulldog 20.
A fumble by Ronnie Stewart on Georgia's first play after the touchdown was recovered by David Galloway at the Georgia five and James Jones plunged the final yard with 3:37 left in the half.
The victory was the sixth straight for Georgia, lifting its record to 8-1 overall and 5-0 in the Southeastern Conference, and gained it a tie for the lead with Alabama.
Florida fell to 5-4 and 2-3 in the SEC.