Usually when Georgia plays at Vanderbilt, the Bulldogs win a gritty, error-filled game. Tonight was no different as the Bulldogs slipped by the Commodores 33-28.
It got a little nervous for Bulldog fans as Vanderbilt had two shots at the endzone in the final seconds of the game. The first pass into the endzone was incomplete and the second was well short of the necessary yardage.
The final series for Vanderbilt was set up when the Commodores blocked a Georgia punt with 7 seconds remaining in the game. Again the Dawgs couldn’t put the game away and get a first down when it was absolutely necessary.
UGA quarterback Aaron Murray completed 22-of-38 passes for a career-high 326 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs. Marlon Brown caught two of those TD’s while Tavarres King caught the third. With freshman Malcolm Mitchell out, Brown led all UGA receivers with four receptions for 121 yards.
Georgia’s defense didn’t play as well as it has in recent weeks. They allowed the Commodores 349 total yards, 200 on the ground and 149 in the air.
Mark Richt is now 10-1 against Vanderbilt and 1-0 against James Franklin. Overall, the Bulldogs are now 52-18-2 against Vanderbilt.
Georgia is off next week and then they travel to Jacksonville to face the Florida Gators (Sat., Oct. 29). The game will be televised by CBS at 3:30 p.m. ET (Tickets).
- 2011 Georgia Bulldogs Football Schedule – Sicemdawgs.com
- Georgia Wins 5th Straight; Edges Vanderbilt – GeorgiaDogs.com
- Georgia-Vanderbilt Box Score – ESPN.com