Georgia demolished Georgia Tech 42-10 on Saturday afternoon to earn the Governor’s Cup for the fourth straight season and 10th time in the past 11 seasons.
The Bulldogs finish the 2012 regular season 11-1 overall (7-1 SEC) and set a new record for points scored in a season with 456. The previous record (450) was notched in 2002.
Georgia got off to a quick start when Malcolm Mitchell returned the opening kickoff 47 yards to the Georgia Tech 44. Four plays later, Todd Gurley rushed three yards for a touchdown to put Georgia up 7-0.
On Tech’s ensuing possession, Bacarri Rambo stripped Robert Godhigh and returned the ball to the 50 yard line. The Bulldogs then went on an 8-play drive that culminated in another rushing TD for Gurley.
The Yellow Jackets managed to score a field goal on their next possession, but that was all the points they would post until late in the 4th quarter when the game was already out of reach.
Aaron Murray finished the game 14-of-17 for 215 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. His touchdown passed were caught by Jay Rome (24-yards) and Rheyy McGowan (11-yards).
Todd Gurley led the Dawgs on the ground again with 12 carries for 97 yards and two touchdowns. Keith Marshall also had a productive day, rushing seven times for 66 yards and two TD’s.
Overall, the Georgia offense amassed 379 total yards and didn’t turn the ball over once. The Georgia defense did have one takeaway, which was Rambo’s strip early in the first quarter.
Georgia Tech actually outgained the Bulldogs with 426 yards, but the Georgia defense stopped the Jackets when they needed to.
Georgia can now set their sites on the Alabama Crimson Tide and the 2012 SEC Championship Game (Sat., Dec. 1, 4 p.m. ET, CBS). It should be a great matchup between two teams that are rolling right now.
The winner of that game will more than likely earn a trip to Miami to play in the 2013 Discover BCS National Championship Game.
Sic ‘Em Dawgs!
- BCS: TBA
- AP: 3rd
- Coaches: 3rd
- Harris: TBA
Georgia Tech at Georgia Highlights
- 2012 Georgia Bulldogs Football Schedule
- Georgia Handles Georgia Tech 42-10 – GeorgiaDogs.com
- Georgia-Georgia Tech Box Score – ESPN.com