Monday, October 25, 2010

Dawgs Win 44 - 31


DSC_5678Record-Setting Night For Ealey:

Sophomore tailback Washaun Ealey (28 rushes for 157 yards) set a school record with five rushing TDs. The 28 carries was a career-high too. Last year, Ealey scored three TDs all season and he came in tonight with two. Ealey now shares the school record for most TDs scored in a game with Robert Edwards, who did it against South Carolina in 1995 (4 rushing, 1 receiving). Ealey notched his third career 100+yards rushing game. He had a career-high 183 in a win over Ga. Tech last year and 123 against Vanderbilt last week.

DSC_5671 Another 100-yard KOR For Boykin:

Junior Brandon Boykin notched his fourth career kickoff return for a TD including his third that covered a school-record 100 yards. Last year, Boykin became the first player in SEC history with two 100-yard kickoff returns for TDs in the same season (vs. Tennessee, and @ South Carolina). Boykin had two returns for 123 yards tonight.

DSC_561640+ Points Again:

For the first time since 2007, Georgia scored 40+ points in three consecutive games. That year, they beat Florida 42-30 in Jacksonville, Troy 44-34 in Athens and Auburn 45-20 in Athens. Earlier that year, they also beat Ole Miss 45-17 in Athens, which was the last time they scored 40+ on three SEC opponents. In the last three weeks, Georgia has beaten Tennessee 41-14, Vanderbilt 43-0 and tonight’s 44-31 win over UK. This season, Georgia is averaging 45.8 points in its four wins.

DSC_5902Putting A Dent In the Opposition:

Senior linebacker Akeem Dent set a career-high with 15 tackles including 12 solo stops. He has had 10+ tackles in four out of the last five games and been the team-leader in the past five games. Georgia got a big game from junior Justin Houston, the SEC sack leader. He had five tackles including 2.5 sacks.

Points off Turnovers:

Georgia forced four turnovers tonight for 14 points. Georgia got three turnovers in the first half and converted them into 14 points.

DSC_5568Cornelius Washington recovered a fumble (forced by Justin Houston, DeAngelo Tyson) eventually it led to a three-yard TD run by sophomore Washaun Ealey. Later in the first quarter, Bacarri Rambo forced a fumble, recovered by Sanders Commings. It led to a 47-yard missed field goal. In the second quarter following a booming 56-yard punt by Drew Butler that put UK at its own 5, Justin Houston recovered a fumble at the 2. It led to a 2-yard TD by Ealey, his third of the night. For the season, Georgia has forced 15 turnovers and converted them into 52 points. Commings had an interception in the end zone and it led to no points.

Tonight’s Starters:

Georgia shuffled its starting tackles tonight with senior Clint Boling at LT and senior Josh Davis at RT. Also, freshman Alec Ogletree made his first career start on offense, starting at split end. He has seen action on offense this year. Tonight, he also started on special teams. He ended up with four tackles.


Junior FLK Logan Gray injured his right hamstring in the first quarter and returned in the second half. Sophomore LB Mike Gilliard injured his right hamstring in the second half and did not return.

Georgia-UK Series:

Tonight’s 44-31 Georgia win gives the Dawgs a 50-12-2 edge in the series history since it began in 1939. The Dawgs improve to 34-9 in an opponent’s stadium under Mark Richt including their first road win this season.

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