Oct. 19, 2013
Rare Road Defeat In Nashville: Georgia dropped to 4-3 overall and 3-2 in the SEC after today's 31-27 loss to Vanderbilt. Coming in today, Georgia had won the last six in the series and 17 of the past 18 including 10 straight in Nashville. Before today, the last loss here was in 1991, 27-25.
Another SEC Record For Murray: Senior QB Aaron Murray set the SEC record for Career Total Offense. He established the mark on a 7-yard pass to senior tight end Arthur Lynch in the first quarter. Coming in today, he needed just 30 yards to establish the record, passing UF's Tim Tebow who had 12,232. The pass to Lynch gave him 12,233. Murray finished the game 16-for-28 for 114 yards plus had 10 rushing yards including 2 TDs. His career total offense is 12,327.
Pick Six For Shaq: Freshman CB Shaq Wiggins made his first career interception a memorable one, a 39-yard pick six that put Georgia in front 17-14 with 6:24 left in the first half. It marked only the second INT for the Bulldogs this year. It was the first pick-six for a Bulldog since last year when Amarlo Herrera had a 35-yarder versus Fla. Atlantic.
Douglas & Green Carry the Load Again: Freshman TB J.J. Green and freshman TB Brendan Douglas combined for 116 yards on 30 carries. Douglas led the team with a career-high 17 rushes on 84 yards. Sophomore TB Todd Gurley (ankle) has been sidelined since the second quarter of the LSU game on Sept. 28 while sophomore TB Keith Marshall (knee) was lost for the year in the first quarter of the UT game on Oct. 5.
Drew and Wilson Flagged For Targeting: Junior DE Ray Drew was flagged for targeting in the second quarter around the 11:19 mark and ejected for the remainder of the game. He is the first Bulldog to be called for this penalty. Coming in today, Drew ranked third in the SEC in sacks with a team-high five. Today, he had one tackle. On a 4th and 4 with 13:29 left in the final quarter, junior Ramik Wilson was called for targeting. That call was reversed to allow Wilson to remain in the game but the Commodores were awarded a first down at the Bulldog 15 and eventually scored a TD.
Points Off Turnovers: Georgia turned two interceptions in to 7 points while the Commodores turned two fumbles and an INT in to 7 points. Coming in today, Georgia was minus four in turnover margin, which was 14th in the SEC. Freshman CB Shaq Wiggins had a pick six in the first half for the Bulldogs. In the second half, junior safety Corey Moore registered his first career INT to halt a VU drive at the Georgia 36 with 3:06 left in the third quarter. It led to a punt. With 19 seconds left in the 3rd quarter, junior Damian Swann fumbled a punt to give the Commodores the football at the Bulldog 36. It led to a TD and made it 27-21 with 10:38 left in the game. A fumble by freshman RB Brendan Douglas with 1:59 left gave the Commodores the ball at the Bulldog 33. Swann and Amarlo Herrera finished with a team-high 10 tackles apiece.
Injury Report: Sophomore strong safety Josh Harvey-Clemons went down with a right foot injury at the 9:17 mark of the second quarter and did not return.
For Starters: There were no first-time starters today. Senior QB Aaron Murray leads the squad with 48 career starts while junior Damian Swann has the longest active streak on defense at 21. Sophomore Chris Mayes started at NT for the second time this season and first since the LSU game.
Up Next: Georgia will have its second open date of the year next week before it travels to Jacksonville, Fla., to face No. 22 Florida on Nov. 2 at 3:30 p.m. on CBS.