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Gators wide receiver: 'They might be the No. 3 team but they can't beat Florida'

Florida receiver Josh Hammond catches a pass against Michigan.
Florida receiver Josh Hammond catches a pass against Michigan. AP

While Georgia is the third-ranked team in the nation, at least one Florida receiver feels certain his team will come out on top once again.

Speaking to reporters Monday, Florida wide receiver Josh Hammond expressed confidence that Georgia's undefeated start won't matter much when the teams square off in Jacksonville Saturday.

"They might be the No. 3 team but they can't beat Florida," Hammond said.

Florida has defeated Georgia three consecutive years and has been victorious in 21 in the past 27 meetings.

The trash talk didn't stop there.

During the media session, Florida safety Chauncey Gardner was asked about Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm's success as a true freshman. Gardner's response wasn't complimentary.

"He's throwing simple passes. I get it," Gardner said. "Anybody can throw a slant."

As these quotes caught the attention of reporters in Athens, only Georgia center Lamont Gaillard was still available for interviews. He was asked about Hammond's quote about Georgia not being able to beat Florida, to which drew a sly smile from Gaillard.

"I don't really care too much for it," Gaillard said.

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