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Halftime analysis: Florida 17, Georgia 10

10/29/2011

Best player in the half: Florida quarterback John Brantley. The Gators senior is clearly nowhere near 100 percent, but he has been extremely effective throwing the ball. Brantley is 10-for-20 for 226 yards and hit Jordan Reed for a 31-yard touchdown to conclude the Gators' second drive.

Best call: Trailing 17-3 and facing fourth-and-5 at Florida's 20, Georgia took a risk and cashed in. Quarterback Aaron Murray pump-faked in traffic, then hit a leaping Michael Bennett for a touchdown that made it a one-score game at halftime.

What Georgia needs to do, what Florida needs to do: Georgia played perhaps its worst first half of the season and trails by only a touchdown. The Bulldogs need to continue pressuring Brantley -- they have five sacks at halftime -- and play more efficiently on offense. Florida needs to keep getting the ball to Jeff Demps, who has a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and a 72-yard catch.