Georgia rolled up 399 yards of offense en route to a 34-10 rout over the Vanderbilt Commodores in Nashville. The offense was able to get back on track after their dismal performance last week against Tennessee.
Joe Cox was 16 of 31 for 226 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Sophomore wide receiver A.J. Green had one of the TD’s, a 65-yard reception in the first quarter. Green finished with three receptions for 95 yards.
Caleb King, returning after suffering a broken jaw and concussion against LSU, scored on a 2-yard run and had another TD on a 21-yard reception from Cox. Freshman Washaun Ealey finished as the leading rusher with 71 yards on 13 carries.
After giving up 45 points last week to the Volunteers, the defense performed better today and allowed only 10. Vanderbilt did gain 296 yards, 174 through the air and 122 on the ground.
Unfortunately, the Dawgs continue to rack up penalties and silly mistakes. Georgia was penalized 8 times for 71 yards, including a needless sideline penalty. And late in the 3rd quarter, Cox completed a 3rd and 16 pass to Orson Charles, only to have it negated by a chop block penalty.
The game did see one big change for UGA. Offensive coordinator Mike Bobo called the game from the sidelines instead of the press box. And he appeared to be receiving regular input from Mark Richt.
Georgia enjoys a much needed off week this Saturday before their annual matchup with the Florida Gators in the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. The game will be televised by CBS at 3:30 p.m. ET.