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Key Gators injured after impressive first half by Alabama

ATLANTA -- Brandon Spikes and Major Wright were injured in the first half and were not on the field for Alabama's final possession of the first half. Florida trails Alabama 19-13 at halftime.

The Gators should feel lucky to only be trailing by six points. Alabama pushed the Gators' defense around in the first half, scoring nearly as many points in one half than Florida had allowed in a game entering Saturday. Arkansas scored 20 on Florida.

Alabama running back Mark Ingram has showed no signs of an injured hip suffered against Auburn. Ingram has rushed for 52 yards on 12 carries. Ingram also had a 69-yard reception from UA quarterback Greg McElroy, who was solid in the first half. McElroy threw for 189 yards in the first half. Entering the game, Florida's passing defense was allowing an average of 143.17 yards a game through the air.

Florida quarterback Tim Tebow has rushed for 49 yards on six carries and completed 9 of 17 attempts for 124 yards and a touchdown.



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