Dawgs beat Florida: News and Notes

JACKSONVILLE - Josh Kendall's news and notes from Georgia's win over Florida.

INSPIRED PERFORMANCE: Freshman linebacker Rennie Curran made the most of his first career starter.

Curran opened the game at weak side linebacker and finished five tackles, including the biggest stop of the game when he pulled down Andre Caldwell for a 3-yard loss on fourth-and-two in the fourth quarter.

"I knew once they brought that receiver across in motion it was always that long sweep coming," Curran said. "I just felt it and went with my instincts and made the play."

Curran started because the Bulldogs opened the game in their nickel package.

"We've been wanting to put Rennie on the field and now he's getting to the point to where he knows our defense pretty well," defensive coordinator Willie Martinez said. "We love those guys who have a magnet to the ball, and he's one of those guys."

ANOTHER BIG DAY: Georgia moved GMC transfer Jarius Wynn back to defensive end for the game, and Wynn responded with his best outing as a Bulldog. He finished with three tackles, including one sack, and disrupted plays when he was in the game.

"We feel for us to be as good as we can be, that he's going to have to come on and be the player he can be," Garner said.

Wynn came to Georgia as a defensive end but was moved to defensive tackle earlier this year.

SAME PLAY, SAME RESULT: Mikey Henderson's two career touchdown catches have come on the exact same play. The play call on which Henderson caught a 53-yard scoring pass against Florida was the same as the play on which he caught a 25-yard pass to beat Alabama in overtime earlier this year.

The play call was not in Georgia's game plan coming into the game, but offensive coordinator Mike Bobo called it after seeing something he liked in Florida's defense, Stafford said.

"Mikey made a heck of a catch," Stafford said.

KING STILL SIDELINED: After plenty of speculation all week, freshman running back Caleb King came out of Saturday's game with his redshirt intact. King, who was rated the No. 4 running back in the country by Scout.com last year, traveled with the team because seniors Thomas Brown and Kregg Lumpkin both are out with injury.

"They didn't tell me I was (going to play), but I expected to," King said. "We were winning so it didn't disappoint me."

THIS AND THAT: Moreno became the first Georgia runner since Thomas Brown in 2004 to have back-to-back 100-plus yard rushing games. He is averaging more than 100 yard per game. … Georgia is now 5-0 this season when leading at halftime. … The Bulldogs defense has allowed just 60 points in the second half this year. … Georgia has scored 31 points off eight turnovers this season after scoring seven off two Gator giveaways Saturday. … Stafford's touchdown passes to Mohamed Massaquoi and Henderson were the longest of his career.

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