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Todd Gurley scores twice in return, Georgia holds on to edge rival Florida 23-20

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    Georgia tailback Todd Gurley breaks away from Florida defensive back Cody Riggs who can't hold on to his jersey for a 70-yard plus touchdown run during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Jacksonville, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Curtis Compton) MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUTThe Associated Press

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    Georgia running back Todd Gurley (3) dives over the goal line for a touchdown past Florida linebacker Neiron Ball (11) and defensive back Cody Riggs (31) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Jacksonville, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013.(AP Photo/John Raoux)The Associated Press

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    Florida head coach Will Muschamp, left, has words with line judge Michael Taylor during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Georgia in Jacksonville, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013.(AP Photo/John Raoux)The Associated Press

Todd Gurley scored twice in his first game in more than a month, helping Georgia beat rival Florida 23-20 on Saturday.

Gurley returned from an ankle injury and totaled 187 yards, finding the end zone on a 5-yard run and a 73-yard reception. The Bulldogs scored on their first four possessions, taking a 20-0 lead that looked as if it would be enough against one of the Southeastern Conference's most anemic offenses.

But the Gators rallied, taking advantage of a fumble, a safety and some questionable play calls to seize momentum in a weird, wacky and chippy game.

Florida cut it to 23-20 early in the fourth, putting Georgia (5-3, 4-2 SEC) on its heels after a failed fourth-down run followed by a huge defensive penalty. But the Gators (4-4, 3-3) faltered down the stretch.