JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Kelvin Taylor ran for 121 yards and two touchdowns, Antonio Callaway delivered another huge play and No. 11 Florida beat rival Georgia 27-3 on Saturday to move a step closer to the Southeastern Conference championship game.

The Gators also were downright dominant defensively, shutting down Sony Michel, pressuring Faton Bauta into four interceptions and holding the Bulldogs to 223 total yards.

It was Florida’s second straight win in the storied series and 20th in the last 26 years.

This one left the Gators (7-1, 5-1) one conference victory from clinching the Eastern Division. They can wrap up the East by beating Vanderbilt next week. If that happens, Florida would earn its first trip to Atlanta since Tim Tebow’s senior year in 2009.

Georgia (5-3, 3-3) has few, if any, mathematical chances of winning the East. The loss surely will turn up the heat on longtime coach Mark Richt.

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