Sunday, September 19, 2010

Dawgs Lose Heartbreaker 31-24


It was hot and for three quarters it was miserable, then lightning struck.

Quarterback Aaron Murray scored the Dawgs first TD since the UL-L opener on a one yard run midway of the first quarter, Walsh kicked his 100th consecutive PAT and that was it for the Dawgs, they trailed 17-7 at the half.














The Dawgs finally awoke from a seven quarter nap in the final stanza and put two touchdowns on the board in a four minute span, tying the Razorbacks at 24 all.

Tavarres King caught the ball on the five yard line, broke two tackles and scored with 7:52 remaining in the game. The play ignited the defense and provided the spark that the offense had been missing for two weeks.













Tight end Aron White made the best catch of his career on the next possession to give the Dawgs a first and goal at the three.














Tailback Washaun Ealey scored the TD with 3:55 remaining, Walsh tied it with the kick.














Ryan Mallett looked like a Heisman candidate on the final drive as he led the Hogs down the field and threw a game clinching forty yard touchdown to Greg Childs with 15 seconds left on the clock. Shawn Williams missed the tackle at the 25 and Childs went in untouched.














The Dawgs were 3-0 against the Razorbacks in Athens and 5-0 under Mark Richt before today’s defeat. Overall, Georgia leads the series 9-4. The Dawgs dropped to 0-2 in the SEC for the first time since 1993 when it began league play 0-4.

In the first two games, Georgia did not go for it on any fourth downs. On Saturday, the Dawgs went for it three times and were 2-for-3. Georgia was 8-for-14 (57 percent) on fourth down tries in 2009.

Junior offensive guard Tanner Strickland made the first start of his career, lining up at right guard. Senior Chris Davis started the first two games at the position and had made 12 consecutive starts before Saturday.

Sophomore CB Sanders Commings also started his first game for the Dawg defense.

President Michael Adams and his entourage should be required to sit in the September heat, not in an air conditioned suite, when we kickoff at noon. It was understandable why a dozen or more usual attendees on our row decided to stay at home.

I’ll have more pictures up in the next few days, it’s taking a little time to sort through the 2,867 that I took.

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