Georgia's Gilliard, Walsh Honored Following Win At Tennessee
Senior Blair Walsh was 2-for-2 in field goals and hit a pair of PATs to pace the Bulldogs in Knoxville.


Senior Blair Walsh was 2-for-2 in field goals and hit a pair of PATs to pace the Bulldogs in Knoxville.
RELATED STORIES

Oct. 10, 2011

ATHENS, Ga. --- Georgia junior inside linebacker Mike Gilliard and senior place-kicker Blair Walsh have been awarded weekly honors following their performances during the 20-12 victory at Tennessee.

Gilliard was named the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week as well as the College Football Performance Awards National Linebacker of the Week for the first time in his career.  Walsh was awarded the SEC Special Teams Player of the Week following his performance versus the Volunteers.

Gilliard, a 6-2, 220-pound native of Valdosta, Ga., finished with a game-high and career-high 12 tackles, including a sack for -14 yards and 2.5 tackles for loss of 20 yards, a forced fumble, two quarterback hurries and a pass breakup during the Bulldogs’ win.  This marked the fourth straight game that Gilliard has led Georgia in tackles as he tops the team with 40 stops.

Thanks in part to Gilliard’s contributions in the middle, the Bulldog defense held Tennessee to -20 yards rushing, which is the lowest output for a Bulldog opponent since 1999.  Georgia has allowed just two touchdowns in the past four games and is now third in the SEC in total defense, rushing defense and pass defense.

Walsh, a 5-10, 192-pound native of Boca Raton, Fla., was 2-for-2 in field goals and hit a pair of PATs to pace the Bulldogs during their 20-12 win.  He drilled a 35 yarder to put Georgia up 3-0 in the opening period before connecting on a 23 yarder to give the Bulldogs a 6-3 edge in the second quarter. 

The SEC’s active leader with 63 field goals, Walsh is now eighth in the league’s record books for points scored in a career (350) and has the eighth most field goals of any kicker in league history.  Walsh is also third in UGA history in most points scored behind SEC record holder Billy Bennett (409) and former All-American Kevin Butler (353).

The Bulldogs (4-2, 3-1 SEC) travel to face Vanderbilt (3-2, 1-2 SEC) in Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday at 7 p.m.  FOX Sports South will televise the game.

Live Blog Georgia Bulldogs Football Wall
 

GAMEDAY CENTRAL

Are you committed?

Tell us how at
http://gado.gs/ru
and tag
#CommitToTheG
  • There are no recent results.
  • Saturday, Sept 5
    12:00 PM
    vs University of Louisiana at Monroe
    Athens, Ga.
    Saturday, Sept 12
    3:30 PM
    at Vanderbilt
    Nashville, Tenn.
    Saturday, Sept 19
    6:00 PM
    vs South Carolina
    Athens, Ga.
    Saturday, Sept 26
    TBA
    vs Southern University
    Athens, Ga.
    Saturday, Oct 3
    TBA
    vs Alabama
    Athens, Ga.
    Saturday, Oct 10
    TBA
    at Tennessee
    Knoxville, Tenn.
    Saturday, Oct 17
    TBA
    vs Missouri
    Athens, Ga.
    Saturday, Oct 31
    3:30 PM
    vs Florida
    Jacksonville, Fla.
    Saturday, Nov 7
    TBA
    vs Kentucky
    Athens, Ga.
    Saturday, Nov 14
    TBA
    at Auburn
    Auburn, Ala.
VIEW FULL COMPOSITE CALENDAR

Georgia Official Online Store Committ to the G

Georgia Official Online Store
Photo Store Media Guides




SPONSORS