Nov. 3, 2012
Defense Steps Up: After Ole Miss scored the game's first 10 points through the 11:45 mark of the second quarter, Georgia's defense then outscored the Rebels 2-0 the rest of the game. Meanwhile, the Bulldog offense tallied 35 points for a 37-10 win. It was the second time this season that Georgia's defense shut out an opponent in the 2nd half (Vanderbilt).
Safety Alert: Alec Ogletree (11 tackles, 1 sack, 2 TFL, 1 INT) had a safety at the 0:49 mark in the third quarter to put the Bulldogs up 30-10. This was the Bulldogs first safety since Brandon Boykin had one in the 2012 Outback Bowl.
Sacks: Georgia had four sacks, four in the opening two quarters. The Bulldogs had a season-high five against the #3 Gators. Sophomore CB Damian Swann recorded his second sack in as many games during the opening period. His sack versus the Rebels held Ole Miss to a just a field goal after driving to the Bulldog 11-yard line. Georgia's second sack came from junior ILB Alec Ogletree to end the Rebels' second drive. The Bulldogs' third of the game came from senior SS Shawn Williams, which was the first of his career. Junior DE Garrison Smith had his first career sack to give Georgia four in the game. Georgia held Ole Miss to eight yards rushing in the opening period. Georgia did not allow a sack versus Florida and had allowed no more than three in any game this year. Ole Miss had five sacks today.
Murray Connects With Brown: Junior QB Aaron Murray (21-for-28, 384 yards, 4 TDs) had four touchdown passes to lead the Bulldog offense. He now has a school record 80 career TD passes in his career, which is sixth in SEC history. His scoring strikes went for 66, 40, 42 and 23 yards.
He connected with senior SE Marlon Brown for a 66-yard touchdown in the second quarter. This was Brown's fourth TD catch this year and the eighth of his career. Brown finished the game with three catches for 113 yards for his fourth career 100-yard game.. Murray sent a 40-yard touchdown pass to senior FLK Tavarres King with 0:03 left in the first half to put the Bulldogs up 14-10. This was King's 18th career TD catch and his team-leading sixth of 2012. Murray then hit sophomore SE Malcolm Mitchell on the sixth play of the second half for a 42-yard touchdown.. In the fourth quarter, Murray hit senior FLK Rantavious Wooten for a 23-yard score.
First Time Across The Line: Junior FB Alexander Ogletree rushed for an eight-yard touchdown, the first of his career, in the third period. Ogletree also tied his career high with two catches for 12 yards. Also on the ground, freshman TB Todd Gurley tallied his sixth 100-yard game after collecting 117 yards on 18 carries.
Long Ball: Freshman P Collin Barber booted a career-long 60-yard punt in the first quarter. This was the longest punt for the Bulldogs since Drew Butler's 62-yarder versus LSU in last year's SEC Championships. He finished with five punts for a 48.2 average.
Points Off Turnovers: Georgia and Ole Miss each had a pair of turnovers in a one-minute span (6:58-5:58) in the second quarter - and neither team scored off the turnovers. Freshman TB Keith Marshall fumbled the ball with 6:58 left in the second quarter and Ole Miss recovered it. On the next play, senior FS Bacarri Rambo forced a fumble and Damian Swann recovered it and scampered 53 yards. Two plays later, freshman TB Todd Gurley fumbled and the Rebels jumped on it. On the very the next play, Georgia's Alec Ogletree caught his first career INT. Swann scooped up another fumble in the 3rd quarter that ILB Christian Robinson forced. The Bulldogs were then forced to punt. For the year, Georgia has scored 44 points off 19 turnovers while opponents have scored 49 points off 15 miscues.
Starters: Sophomore SS Corey Moore got his 1st career start; It was on offense at wideout.
Injury Report: Junior RG Chris Burnette suffered a left shoulder contusion in the first half and didn't return. Marlon Brown injured his left knee in the 3rd quarter and didn't return.
Bulldog Captains: Junior OLB Jarvis Jones, redshirt sophomore ILB Kosta Vavlas, sophomore C David Andrews and senior DE Cornelius Washington served as captains.
Homecoming Tradition: Collette Toney, a senior from Snellville, Ga, majoring in Social Studies Education and History was named the Homecoming Queen while Darien Labeach, a senior from Senoia, Ga., majoring in Marketing, was named the Homecoming King.
Georgia improved to 72-17-2 on Homecoming, and today was the first one televised on CBS since 1997. It was the first time Ole Miss was a Homecoming opponent. Overall, Georgia has won 10 in a row over the Rebels and leads the series 32-12-1.
Up Next: Georgia (8-1, 6-1 SEC) will face Auburn on the road Saturday at 7 p.m. (ESPN2). With a win over the Tigers, Georgia would clinch the Eastern Division and play in the SEC Championship Game on Dec. 1 in Atlanta.