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Georgia survives second half scare to down Florida

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

Todd Gurley ran for an even 100 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries to help lead the Georgia Bulldogs to a 23-20 win over Florida in Jacksonville.

The Dogs jumped out to a quick 20-0 lead midway through the third quarter, and led 23-3 at halftime. But Florida scored 17 unanswered to make it 23-20 early in the fourth quarter.

After the Bulldog defense forced a Gator punt, Georgia ended the game with a drive that last 8:17 to run out the clock.

"I'm thankful for the win and I'm proud of the effort from everybody," said head coach Mark Richt. "We played tremendously in the first half then gave them some life and got their blood pumping. It could've turned bad, but we got some big stops on defense and the offense finished with that beautiful drive."

The win keeps the Dogs' SEC East title hopes alive.

"No doubt about it, it's good to be in a position to know we've still got a shot," Richt said. "We have to continue to heal up and correct the mistakes."

Georgia is back home next week, when they will host Appalachian State.

Jonathan Huskey

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