The Bulldogs started the second half in excellent field position after a face mask penalty on the opening kickoff, but failed to really move the ball on the drive. After a 13-yard run by Isaiah Crowell, the drive stalled and Georgia punted the ball. Fortunately for the Dawgs, the punt was down on the 1-yard line, pinning Florida deep.
Florida ran the ball three straight times, but had to get creative with it because John Brantley still can't take snaps from under center. On third down, freshman Jacoby Brissett took the snap under center to pitch the ball to Chris Rainey, who was nearly tackled for a safety. Georgia got the ball back near midfield after the punt. The Dawgs failed to do anything with the field position, even with Florida missing Florida linebacker Lerentee McCray, appears to be done for the day with a shoulder injury. On the drive, Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray scrambled on 3rd and long, but was tackled hard by the Gators defense. Murray got up limping to the sideline and was clearly in pain with a thigh injury after taking a helmet to the leg on the tackle.
Once Florida got the ball back, Brantley nearly hit Chris Rainey for a big gain over the middle, but once again Rainey dropped the ball. On the very next play, Frank Hammond caught a short pass and fumbled the ball. It was recovered by Shawn Williams of Georgia, who was suspended for the first half of the game. Four plays later, Aaron Murray hit Tavarres King in the endzone on fourth down to tie the game, 17-17.
Andre Debose returned the ensuing kickoff 63 yards to put Florida right in striking distance. Georgia's defense was able to hold up however, as Florida had to settle for a field goal and took back the lead 20-17. On the ensuing drive, Georgia marched right down the field, but Aaron Murray missed on three straight passes once the Bulldogs were in the redzone. The drive was capped off by a missed field goal by Blair Walsh, his second miss of the day.
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