Georgia vs. Florida: Live Game Grades and Analysis for the Gators

Chris Stephens@@chris_stephens6Correspondent IINovember 2, 2013

COLUMBIA, MO - OCTOBER 19:  Quarterback Tyler Murphy #3 of the Florida Gators in action during the game against the Missouri Tigers at Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium on October 19, 2013 in Columbia, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Final: Georgia 23, Florida 20

The Georgia Bulldogs escaped with a win over the Florida Gators in the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party.

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Florida Gators Game Grades
Position Unit1st-Half GradeFinal Grade
Pass OffenseD+C-
Rush OffenseC-C-
Pass DefenseD-B-
Rush DefenseC-B-
Special TeamsC-F
vs. Georgia

Final Analysis for Florida Gators

Pass Offense: Tyler Murphy completed 13 passes for 174 yards and no touchdowns. The Gators were able to have a little success with short passes but still had trouble stretching the field. Murphy showed significant improvement in the second half and gives fans hope moving forward.

Rush Offense: The Gators had 41 rushes for 145 yards. The one thing we saw was that Murphy was able to make some plays with his legs, including a 14-yard touchdown run. 

Pass Defense: Aaron Murray finished with 258 yards passing, but only 32 yards came in the second half. The secondary buckled down and helped get the Gators back in the game, giving them a chance to win.

Rush Defense: Florida had a huge play on fourth down when Todd Gurley tried to stretch for the first. But the offense wasn't able to do anything with it, and it went all for naught.

Special Teams: The Gators missed two field goals. They lost by three points. Need I say more? Punting-wise, Johnny Townsend averaged 39.5 yards per boot.

Coaching: After looking lost in the first half, the Gators finally put something together in the second half. The defensive plan in the second half was perfect—it just came up short.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 02:  Tyler Murphy #3 of the Florida Gators attempts a pass during the game against the Georgia Bulldogs at EverBank Field on November 2, 2013 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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1st-Half Analysis for Florida Gators

Pass Offense: Tyler Murphy was 7-of-18 for 126 yards. His yardage total is a little skewed, considering that one of his completed passes went for 83 yards to Quinton Dunbar. Outside of that one completion, there's not much to like about Florida's pass offense.

Rush Offense: The Gators have 83 yards on 20 rushes, with Kelvin Taylor leading the way with 51 yards. Coming into the contest, the running game was something the Gators needed if they had a chance at winning.

Pass Defense: Aaron Murray was 12-of-20 for 226 yards and a touchdown. The big play was a 73-yard touchdown completion to Todd Gurley. What was supposed to be the Gators' biggest strength has been a huge weakness.

Rush Defense: The Bulldogs had 109 yards on 13 rushes. Gurley led the way with 64 yards on four carries. Georgia has kept good balance, which is why the Florida defense hasn't been able to stop the run.

Special Teams: Francisco Velez was 1-of-2 on field goals, while Johnny Townsend averaged 41 yards on two punts. Solomon Patton also returned a kickoff 41 yards.

Coaching: The offense continues to struggle, and there's nothing the Florida coaches have been able to do about it. Florida doesn't look to have any real game plan in this game.