Georgia Vs. Michigan State Halftime Score: Brandon Boykin, Nasty D Extend UGA Lead

Georgia and Michigan State had combined to throw one hell of a 2-0 defensive struggle through most of the first half, until the Bulldogs broke two big plays - an 80-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Murray to Tavarres King and a 92-yard punt return by Brandon Boykin late in the second quarter - and now lead 19-0. Boykin has bookended the Bulldogs' scoring efforts, adding this special teams score to his first quarter tackle for a safety:

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In a battle of top rated defense, Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham has the early advantage. The Spartans have only two first downs, 72 total yards (only four rushing) and are 1-of-8 on third down conversion attempts. Kirk Cousins is 9-of-15 for 68 yards for a Spartan offense that's been outscored in the first half after five consecutive 30-plus point games.

Georgia's success has come solely on big, bold plays - aside from the safety, both scores have come on major yardage "big" plays, and one on special teams. In addition to their touchdown connection, Murray hit King for a 60-yard pass in the first quarter, and minus those two plays, UGA only has 66 total yards of offense.

For more on the Georgia Bulldogs, be sure to visit Dawg Sports and SB Nation Atlanta. For Michigan State info, check out The Only Colors.

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