Dawgs: SEC Eastern Division Champions

Sat, 08/03/2013 - 12:36pm -- mikepier
42-10 victory over Yellow Jackets seals the deal
42-10 victory over Yellow Jackets seals the deal

This one came easier than anyone could have expected. The Bulldogs needed barely one minute to register their first touchdown of the game.

It came after Malcolm Mitchell returned the opening kickoff 47 yards to the Tech 44. Two passes and two runs later, Todd Gurley waltzed into the end zone from 3 yards out, and the tone was set for the day.

Georgia scored on its first three possessions, but it was the defense that made certain this would be a rout. The Yellow Jackets were on the move on their first possession and reached the Bulldogs’ 1 on a counter sweep around right end. But senior safety Bacarri Rambo stripped A-back Robert Godhigh of the ball and returned the fumble 49 yards to midfield

The Dogs led 7-0 after one minute, 14-0 after six minutes, 28-3 at halftime. They made touchdown drives look like wind sprints, ranging in elapsed time from 29 seconds to 2:42. They dominated the game physically. When is the last time Georgia played with that level of urgency?

This team is playing with an edge it hasn’t for years. It has beaten its last four opponents (Ole Miss, Auburn, Georgia Southern, Tech) by scores of 37-10, 38-0, 45-14 and 42-10. That’s a composite dismembering of 162-34, give or take a limb.

All in all, a chilly but gorgeous November Saturday was a complete joy for the Red and Black faithful, culminating with a nice surprise: an on-field ceremony after the game in which Gov. Nathan Deal presented the Governor’s Cup to the winners of the in-state rivalry.

“Keep up the good work,” Deal told the Bulldogs. “We’re looking for a national championship.”

 

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTER GT UGA
SECOND QUARTER GT UGA
THIRD QUARTER GT UGA
FOURTH QUARTER GT UGA
TD 13:57 Todd Gurley 3 Yd Run (Marshall Morgan Kick) 0 7
TD 06:14 Todd Gurley 1 Yd Run (Marshall Morgan Kick) 0 14
FG 00:13 Chris Tanner 38 Yd 3 14
TD 14:39 Keith Marshall 15 Yd Run (Marshall Morgan Kick) 3 21
TD 02:49 Rhett McGowan 11 Yd Pass From Aaron Murray (Marshall Morgan Kick) 3 28
TD 10:38 Jay Rome 24 Yd Pass From Aaron Murray (Marshall Morgan Kick) 3 35
TD 06:00 Keith Marshall 17 Yd Run (Marshall Morgan Kick) 3 42
TD 07:25 David Sims 9 Yd Run (Chris Tanner Kick) 10 42

Team Stat Comparison

  GT UGA
1st Downs 26 18
3rd down efficiency
6-17 2-7
4th down efficiency
3-7 1-1
Total Yards 426 379
Passing 120 215
Comp-Att
10-21 14-18
Yards per pass
5.7 11.9
Rushing 306 164
Rushing Attempts
67 31
Yards per rush
4.6 5.3
Penalties 4-30 5-55
Turnovers 2 0
Fumbles lost
1 0
Interceptions thrown
1 0
Possession 39:56 20:04
Georgia Tech Passing
  C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Team 10/21 120 5.7 0 1
V. Lee 4/12 65 5.4 0 1
T. Washington 6/9 55 6.1 0 0
Georgia Passing
  C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Team 14/18 215 11.9 2 0
A. Murray 14/17 215 12.6 2 0
P. Welch 0/1 0 0.0 0 0
Georgia Tech Rushing
  CAR YDS AVG TD LG
Team 67 306 4.6 1 25
D. Sims 14 71 5.1 1 15
Z. Laskey 15 56 3.7 0 6
R. Godhigh 6 44 7.3 0 19
V. Lee 8 42 5.3 0 20
S. Days 5 34 6.8 0 25
B. Bostic 5 33 6.6 0 17
T. Washington 9 20 2.2 0 9
T. Zenon 1 9 9.0 0 9
R. Beno 1 5 5.0 0 5
D. Hill 1 5 5.0 0 5
B. Snoddy 1 3 3.0 0 3
-. Team 1 -16 -16.0 0 0
Georgia Rushing
  CAR YDS AVG TD LG
Team 31 164 5.3 4 22
T. Gurley 12 97 8.1 2 22
K. Marshall 7 66 9.4 2 17
P. Welch 1 4 4.0 0 4
R. Samuel 2 2 1.0 0 4
K. Malcome 2 1 0.5 0 2
C. LeMay 1 1 1.0 0 1
-. Team 3 -3 -1.0 0 0
A. Murray 3 -4 -1.3 0 2
Georgia Tech Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD LG
Team 10 120 12.0 0 43
R. Godhigh 5 66 13.2 0 43
J. Greene 2 23 11.5 0 12
J. Moore 1 20 20.0 0 20
D. Waller 1 8 8.0 0 8
D. Hill 1 3 3.0 0 3
Georgia Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD LG
Team 14 215 15.4 2 57
M. Mitchell 3 88 29.3 0 57
A. Lynch 3 36 12.0 0 15
J. Rome 1 24 24.0 1 24
T. Gurley 2 20 10.0 0 11
T. King 1 19 19.0 0 19
R. McGowan 2 18 9.0 1 11
R. Wooten 1 7 7.0 0 7
C. Conley 1 3 3.0 0 3
Georgia Tech Interceptions
  INT YDS TD
Team 0 0 0
Georgia Interceptions
  INT YDS TD
Team 1 27 0
B. Rambo 1 27 0
Georgia Tech Kick Returns
  NO YDS AVG LG
Team 1 14 14.0 14
T. Zenon 1 14 14.0 14
Georgia Kick Returns
  NO YDS AVG LG
Team 3 86 28.7 47
M. Mitchell 2 62 31.0 47
R. Samuel 1 24 24.0 24
Georgia Tech Punt Returns
  NO YDS AVG LG
Team 1 1 1.0 0
J. Golden 1 1 1.0 0
Georgia Punt Returns
  NO YDS AVG LG
Team 0 0 0.0 0
Georgia Tech Kicking
  FG PCT LONG XP PTS
Team 1/2 50.0 38 1/1 4
C. Tanner 1/2 50.0 38 1/1 4
Georgia Kicking
  FG PCT LONG XP PTS
Team 0/0 0.0 -- 6/6 6
M. Morgan 0/0 0.0 -- 6/6 6
Georgia Tech Punting
  TOT YDS AVG TB -20 LG
Team 2 65 32.5 0 0 45
S. Poole 2 65 32.5 0 0 45
Georgia Punting
  TOT YDS AVG TB -20 LG
Team 4 164 41.0 0 1 49
C. Barber 4 164 41.0 0 1 49
ATTENDANCE: 92,746