Nov. 12, 2011
GEORGIA POST-GAME QUOTES
Georgia Head Coach Mark Richt:
""We just played great. I'm trying to think of another game where we played this well in a situation that was so important to us. We knew South Carolina won its game, so we had to win. We played a top-25 team, a very good football team, and we played solid. I am as proud as I can be of our coaches and players. It's a great night to be a Georgia Bulldog. ... We had tremendous execution. I know we haven't done that for an entire game like we did tonight."
"We finished well. We had a lot of first downs when we decided to run the ball and chew up the clock. First downs like that are a tribute to the offensive line, but it also takes the fullbacks and the tight ends, everybody. To have two guys go over 100 yards is a tribute to everyone."
"I thought the most impressive play of the game was when Quintavious Harrow had that knock-'em-back, geteverybody- in-the-stadium-excited tackle. That ignited our football team."
"Our fans had a lot to do with our success definitely. They created so much noise. When you see a quarterback walk to every player on the team, you know it's loud. It slows them down and it creates a little confusion for them."
"(After the 0-2 start), I was really hoping we'd continue to improve as the season rolled along. The guys are gaining more confidence and they're playing hard and they're playing smart. ... After each snap, we want our guys to play hard and play physical. We want each guy to win his 1-on-1 battle. We challenged each guy to win down after down."
RSo., QB, #11 Aaron Murray:
"It's a great win for us. We got off to an 0-2 start and sometimes the offense was playing great and sometimes the defense was playing great. It seems like it all kind of just clicked for everyone today." "All three facets of the game played great. The defense was making it impossible for them, special teams played great and the offense was clicking. It all starts with the offensive line giving me time and opening up huge holes."
Jr., TB, #30 Carlton Thomas:
"We've been working hard. All the coaches and players have been behind each other, and it's an awesome feeling to come out and do what we did. Everyone was playing tough." "Obviously, I got a lot of carries and I was just trying to make them the best carries of my life and make the best of the opportunity."
"We've got great depth and it's all starting to show late in the season. We've just got to keep working. I'm really excited to see where we'll end up in January."
Jr., FS, #18 Bacarri Rambo:
On his interception return for a touchdown...
"I saw Abry (Jones) waving for me to come that way, so I did, and those guys just helped me into the end zone. We played great today. It's a great day to be a Bulldog."
So., LB, #9 Alec Ogletree:
"Offense, defense, special teams, everyone played great today and it showed. We wanted to come out and play a full game together and that's what we did. We just worked hard all week and it paid off today in the game."
AUBURN POST-GAME QUOTES
Auburn Head Coach Gene Chizik:
On the game...
"There isn't a whole lot I can tell you that you didn't see. It was a disappointing loss for us. We got beat at every phase of the game tonight. We didn't cover many people all night, couldn't stop the run and turned the ball over. That's why we got beat 45-7."
On how Georgia stopped the offense...
"Georgia made some good plays and is a very talented team. With the exception of the first drive, they flat out stopped our offense. We couldn't get some of the perimeter pass game under control. It was pretty evident what we couldn't do."
"Hopefully we can fix some of the things that happened. Week in and week out, we look at what the defense gives us and design our game from there. Georgia is tough to defend. Murray threw tonight with great accuracy, which he as been doing all year. We just didn't do a good job defending the perimeter pass."
On any personnel changes...
"We're playing with guys who have the most experience for the last 10 weeks. Tonight, the outward appearance was that we got physically dominated on both sides of the ball. Maybe when we watch film, we will find something different."
Soph., QB, #15 Clint Moseley:
On the loss...
"I really can't put a finger on it. I messed up too much and this was a big team loss. They got too many yards, and we didn't get any. It was bad."
Comparing LSU & UGA...
"Both teams know how to play defense. I don't want to cause anything by making a prediction but it will be a great game."
On Auburn's preparation for today's game...
"I really thought this was the best week of practice that we've had all season. We are a young team but that doesn't make it any better."
Jr., WR, #80 Emory Blake:
"Next week we need to go back to work, watch film and fix our mistakes." "I'm a little shocked. I thought we were prepared. We made too many mistakes. They are a good team, but we played poorly."
Soph., LB, #55 Corey Lemonier:
"They had a good game plan and came out and executed and we missed out assignments. They dominated us. We'll come back next week and try to prove something."