Georgia has a larger land area. Florida is only larger allowing land and water area.
Here, the U.S. government measured states by the square meter. You won't find anyone doing it more accurately so this should settle the naysayers.
Florida's land area: 53,624 mi²
Georgia's land area: 57, 513 mi²
Also, why land area and not just total area?
You should use the same metrics: total area with total borders or total land area with land borders. Or, I suggest adding a bullet-point in the instructions that specifies that water borders count.