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BOXSCORE | RECAP
Georgia 17, Florida 9
When: 3:30 PM ET, Saturday, October 27, 2012
Where: EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida
Temperature: 72°
Head Official: Matt Moore
Attendance: 84644

No. 11 Georgia 17, No. 3 Florida 9:
Aaron Murray overcame an ugly first half to clinch it with a touchdown pass and the Bulldogs relied on their defense to upset the Gators.

Todd Gurley rushed for 118 yards and a touchdown and Malcolm Mitchell made five catches for 74 yards and a score for Georgia (7-1, 5-1 SEC), which forced six turnovers and held Florida to 81 yards rushing.

Mitchell had a catch upheld upon review, giving the Bulldogs a manageable 3rd-and-5 in the fourth quarter. Murray went right back to Mitchell with a short pass and the converted cornerback ran around a defensive back and cut to the inside for a 45-yard touchdown with 7:11 left.

The Gators marched up the field on the ensuing drive but defensive end Jarvis Jones knocked the ball loose from wide receiver Jordan Reed on the 2-yard line. Georgia recovered the ball in the end zone for a touchback and held on for the win.

Murray was intercepted three times in the first half and finished 12-of-24 for 150 yards. But the defense bailed him out, holding Florida to a pair of field goals to take a 7-6 lead into the break.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel went 14-for-26 and was intercepted twice. He was picked off in the end zone to end the first half. … Florida would have clinched a spot in the SEC championship game with a victory. … Georgia controls its own destiny in the SEC East and will return to the championship game if it can get through Ole Miss and Auburn.
Top Game Performances
Rushing
Florida   Georgia
Mike Gillislee Player Todd Gurley
22 Attempts 27
77 Yards 118
3.5 Avg Yards 4.4
0 Touchdowns 1
0 Long 0
Receiving
Florida   Georgia
Jordan Reed Player Malcolm Mitchell
5 Receptions 5
74 Yards 74
14.8 Avg Yards 14.8
0 Touchdowns 1
0 Long 0
Team Stats Summary
 
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Florida 266 75 191 0 3 3 0.0 0
Georgia 273 123 150 2 1 2 5.0 3