Halftime: Florida 17, Georgia 10

October, 29, 2011
10/29/11
5:35
PM ET
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Florida leads No. 22 Georgia 17-10 at the half Saturday at EverBank Field.

Here's a quick halftime analysis:

Turning point: Florida looked like it might go into the half up 17-3 and had dominated the game up until that point. But Georgia linebacker Alec Ogletree, playing in his first game since the opener, forced Chris Rainey to fumble, and Bacarri Rambo recovered at the Florida 25. The Bulldogs capitalized when Aaron Murray lobbed one up for Michael Bennett on a fourth-and-5 play, and Bennett pulled in a 20-yard touchdown with 1:28 to play.

Stat of the half: Florida quarterback John Brantley, making his return to the lineup, threw for 226 yards in the first half. That's 2 yards fewer than the Gators threw in their last two games combined.

Stat of the half II: Each team lost a turnover in the first half. But in the previous three games in this series, all Florida wins, the Gators held a 12-1 advantage in turnover ratio.

Player of the half: Brantley was 10-of-20 passing for 226 yards, including a 31-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jordan Reed.

Best call: After missing a field goal on its opening possession, Florida decided to go for it on fourth-and-19 in the first quarter, and Brantley hit Reed on a 31-yard touchdown pass.

Chris Low | email

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