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Gators trail Georgia 7-6 at halftime



In a game where turnovers have been a huge factor for both sides, Georgia leads Florida 7-6 in the annual interstate rivalry game at EverBank Field in Jacksonville.

The Gators are fortunate to be down just by one point after three turnovers in the first half. Florida sophomore QB Jeff Driskel fumbled twice on the Gators' first possession, losing the second, which led to a touchdown for the Bulldogs and a 7-0 lead.

Driskel blew a golden opportunity for the Gators to take the lead into halftime after throwing an interception in the end zone as time expired in the second half, eliminating any chance of a field goal attempt to take the lead.

"The turnovers ae killing us,'' Florida coach Will Muschamp said at halftime. "Obviously that was not ending the half the way we wanted to."

Fortunately for the Gators, Georgia has had its own turnover problems. Plant alum and Georgia QB Aaron Murray has thrown three interceptions it the first half to allow the Gators to remain close.

"We're fine,'' Muschamp said. "It's a 7-6 ballgame, we've got a lot of football to play.''

[Last modified: Saturday, October 27, 2012 5:38pm]


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