2007 Football Recap

Sugar Bowl Champions
11-2
(6-2 SEC)
#2 AP, #3 USA Today/Coaches

Letterwinners | Schedule | Stats

Nation's second longest active winning streak at 7 games among Division IA teams (BYU-10 games)
One of only 12 schools to win at least 11 games in 2007 season
Heading into bowl season, Georgia (#5) was the only school in the final BCS top 8 standings that hadn't lost a game since Oct. 13
Defeated previously unbeaten No. 10 Hawaii 41-10 to win Allstate Sugar Bowl, ending Warriors 13-game winning streak
Limited nation's top-scoring offense Hawaii (46.17 ppg) to only 10 points in 41-10 Allstate Sugar Bowl rout in New Orleans on Jan. 1
5 wins over ranked teams: #9 Florida, #10 Hawaii, #16 Alabama, #18 Auburn, #22 Kentucky

2007 Team Notes
11-2, Final ranking of No. 2 in AP, No. 3 in Coaches; SEC Eastern Division Co-Champions at 6-2 in SEC
Finished season on seven-game winning streak (second longest active streak among Division IA teams)
Senior Class posted 40-11 record, three bowl wins and one SEC title; 5th straight class to post at least 40 wins, 6th in school history
41-10 Sugar Bowl win over No. 10 Hawaii
Georgia Bowl Records: Most Points Scored Ever (41), Largest Bowl Margin of Victory Ever (31), Most Sacks in a Bowl (8); Fewest Rushing Yards Allowed (minus 5); Longest Field Goal: Brandon Coutu (52) - also BCS record; Most Sacks in a Game (Tied BCS/School ): Marcus Howard (3)
Best Punting Average: Brian Mimbs (48.3); Most Interceptions (Tied mark) 2: Asher Allen; Longest Kickoff Return: 90 yards Ramarcus Brown

Georgia's Attendance Average Ranks Fifth Nationally

Georgia's average home football attendance of 92,746 ranked fifth best in the country for the 2007 season according to NCAA statistics.

The 92,746 figure represents a sellout in all seven Bulldog home games. The fifth-place finish marks the 21st time in the last 26 years that Georgia has ranked among the nation's top six teams in average home attendance. It's also the 25th time in the last 26 years the Bulldogs have finished among the top seven.

Coach Richt Notes:
72-19 in seven seasons including 42-17 in the SEC, 5-2 in bowls, 2-1 in BCS bowls
30-2 against non-conference foes
Posted 10+ wins in five of his seven seasons at UGA

Post Season Honors

Academic All-District
P Brian Mimbs

2008 Senior Bowl
PK Brandon Coutu

2008 Hula Bowl
DE Marcus Howard

East-West Shrine Game
TB Thomas Brown

2008 Houston Bowl
OT Chester Adams

AFCA National Good Works Team
SS Kelin Johnson

SEC Good Works Team
SS Kelin Johnson

SEC Players of the Week
C Fernando Velasco (Off. Line) vs. Ok St.
DT Jeff Owens (Def. Line) vs. W. Car.
TB Knowshon Moreno (Fresh) vs. Alabama
TB Thomas Brown (Off) vs.Ole Miss
TB Knowshon Moreno (Fresh) vs. Vandy
TB Knowshon Moreno (Off) vs. Florida
TB Knowshon Moreno (Fresh) vs. Troy
C Fernando Velasco (Off. Line) vs. Auburn
DT Geno Atkins (Def. Line) vs. Kentucky

2007 Team Captains
C Fernando Velasco (Team Capt.)
TB Thomas Brown (Off. Capt.
SS Kelin Johnson (Def. Capt.)
PK Bandon Coutu (Spec. Teams Capt.)

2007 PLAYER HONORS
First Team All-SEC
TB Knowshon Moreno (Coaches,AP)
DT Geno Atkins (AP)

Second Team All-SEC
C Fernando Velasco (Coaches, AP)
LB Dannell Ellerbe (Coaches, AP)

Coaches All-SEC Freshman Team
TB Knowshon Moreno
OT Trinton Sturdivant
OG Clint Boling

Academic All-SEC
Benjamin Boyd, Shaun Chapas, Jonathan deLaureal, Kris Durham, Bo Fowler, Chris Gaunder, Demiko Goodman, Andrew Gully, Mikey Henderson, Wes Jacobs, Andrew Johnson, Justin Lyles, Brian Mimbs, Casey Nickels, Mitchell Pittman, Jeff Potterbaum, Brannan Southerland, Matthew Stafford, Bo Stansell, Trinton Sturdivant, Will Sullivan.






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