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Perfect 1st half for Wildcats defense in Florida win

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June 15, 2008

Albany -- The South Georgia Wildcats picked up their biggest win of the season Saturday night, beating Florida for the first time in three tries.

The Wildcats defense kept the Florida offense scoreless throughout the entire first half, culminating on Roland Cola's interception in the endzone late in the second quarter.

South Georgia hurried Firecats quarterback Chris Wallace throughout the contest, allowing him to complete just 24 of 45 passes for 233 yards.

The Wildcats won back-to-back games for the first time since April, and defensive back Alvin Ray Jackson says his team played a perfect first half.

"We sent a message to Daytona," says Jackson, "and everybody was like, 'OK, that's Daytona. They're 2-8. Do it against a playoff team.' Tonight we proved we have a great team, and the only thing we have to do is build, and keep on winning."

Head Coach Derek Stingley says, "It's a good thing, as a head coach, knowing that you put this group together, knowing that they can make the plays that they were going out there making. I'm just thrilled right know, and I hope that we can keep it going."

The Wildcats travel to the Pacific Northwest to play Spokane Saturday night.

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