Halftime instant analysis: UGA 24, Buff. 16

September, 1, 2012
9/01/12
2:07
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Stat of the half: 2-for-3: Georgia freshman Todd Gurley scored touchdowns on two of his first three college touches. First he scored on a tackle-breaking 10-yard touchdown run and then took the first kickoff of the season 100 yards for a score. Gurley left the field with a trainer at the end of the first quarter, but returned midway through the second.

Player of the half: Gurley is the obvious pick here. Senior receiver Tavarres King would qualify as a strong second option, heading to the half with four catches for 98 yards -- including a 63-yard touchdown in the second quarter.

What's working for Georgia: The Bulldogs have constructed a couple of solid drives and have been much-improved on special teams for the most part. Aside from Gurley's kickoff return for a touchdown, the Bulldogs have covered most kicks well and Chris Conley blocked a punt. Marshall Morgan is 1-for-2 on field goals, hitting from 35 yards and missing from 45.

What's not working for Georgia: The Bulldogs' defense has certainly not been as sharp as defensive coordinator Todd Grantham would have liked. Buffalo has 243 yards of total offense at halftime (compared to Georgia's 188) and scored on its last two drives.

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