Nov. 24, 2012
Most Points In A Season: With a 42-10 victory today, No. 3 Georgia (11-1) now has set a school record for points in a season with 456. The old mark was 450 by the 2002 team in 14 games. Also, the 2012 squad becomes the ninth in school history to win at least 11 games in a season. This is Georgia's first 11-win season since 2007. Up next, Georgia will play in the SEC Championship game, Dec. 1 in Atlanta at 4 p.m. (CBS).
Defense: Tech was held to a season-low 10 points on 426 yards of total offense. In the first half, Tech was limited to 3 points which was its lowest this year. Tech's lone TD came with 7:25 left in the contest as Georgia was up 42-3. Tech's first drive was halted at the Bulldog 1 by a turnover caused by senior Bacarri Rambo, and it led to a TD. Junior ILB Alec Ogletree posted a career-high 15 tackles which was a team-best this season while senior ILB Christian Robinson had a career-high 13. Senior nose John Jenkins had a career-high 11 stops.
Rambo Tied INT Mark: Senior safety Bacarri Rambo tied a school record with his 16th career interception, matching College Football Hall of Famer Jake Scott. He returned it 27 yards to give him 293 career return yards, which ranks third in school history. Earlier in the game, Rambo had a forced/recovered fumble. Rambo finished with eight tackles.
Murray With 3,021 Passing Yards: In the opening touchdown drive, junior QB Aaron Murray eclipsed the 3,000-yard mark for a season becoming the first QB in SEC history to have 3,000 passing yards in three straight seasons. For the half, he finished 7-for-9 for 126 yards including a 57-yarder to Malcolm Mitchell and a 11-yard TD pass to junior split end Rhett McGowan. In the second half, he connected with tight end Jay Rome for a 24-yard TD strike. Murray finished 14-of-17 with 215 yards, and 2 TDs in three quarters as sophomore Parker Welch took over in the fourth quarter.
Highlights By The Offense: Georgia took a 7-0 lead on a 4-play, 44-yard drive in just 1:03. It was set up by a 47-yard kickoff return by sophomore Malcolm Mitchell and capped by a three-yard rush by freshman Todd Gurley. Gurley added his 2nd rushing TD of the day and 14th of the year for a 14-0 edge with 6:14 left in the first quarter to close out an 8-play 50-yard drive in 2:42 following a Tech turnover. Freshman Keith Marshall's 15-yard TD scamper capped a 3-play, 85-yard drive in 29 seconds for a 21-3 edge. Gurley finished with 97 yards on 12 carries with 2 TDs while Marshall had 66 yards on seven carries with two TDs. In the second half, redshirt freshman tight end Jay Rome notched his first career TD catch, a career-long 24-yarder to make it 35-3. Marshall added a 17-yard TD run for a 42-3 lead.
Points off Turnovers: Georgia got 14 points off one Tech fumble and one Tech INT. On Tech's first possession, senior safety Bacarri Rambo caused a fumble and recovered it, returning it 49 yards to the 50. It led to a TD. Later in the 2nd quarter, Rambo notched his 3rd interception of the year and 16th for his career. It led to a TD. For the year, Georgia is now +8 in turnover margin and scored 65 points off 25 turnovers.
Series With Tech: With a 42-10 win, Georgia now leads the series 63-37-5 including 11-1 under Mark Richt. Georgia retains the Governor's Cup Trophy. The Bulldogs are 48-8 against teams from outside the SEC under Richt.
For Starters: Junior right guard Chris Burnette returned to the starting lineup after missing the past two games with a shoulder injury. Senior Christian Robinson made his second straight start at one of the inside linebacker spots.