Final scrimmage a real barn burner!
Georgia won its final scrimmage, albeit against the scout team. Given (literally) a 35-0 halftime lead, the scout team wasted it and lost 49-48 in OT. Only real news though was that Richt expects Malcome to start against Buffalo. Proving one if two things: 1) these stats we've been given (where Gurley has clearly been the star) are completely worthless, and/or 2) the head coach is still a sucker for seniority.
Passing: Aaron Murray 20-25 253 yards 2 TD, Christian LeMay 3-5 42, Hutson Mason 2-4 24 TD
Rushing: Todd Gurley 6-54 TD, Ken Malcome 6-50, Keith Marshall 3-17, Richard Samuel 3-10.
Receiving: Marlon Brown 7-98, Rantavious Wooten 3-37, Arthur Lynch 2-36, Chris Conley 3-29, Michael Bennett 2-26 TD, Tavarres King 2-24, Rhett McGowan 3-23 TD, Keith Marshall 1-23 TD, Ken Malcome 1-18, Merritt Hall 1-5.
Tackles: Mike Gilliard 4, Malcolm Mitchell 3, John Jenkins 3, Jarvis Jones 3, Amarlo Herrera 3, Connor Norman 3, Jordan Jenkins 2, Cornelius Washington 2, Sheldon Dawson 1, Garrison Smith 1, Shawn Williams 1, Damian Swann 1, Abry Jones 1, Christian Robinson 1, Ramik Wilson 1.
Sack: John Jenkins.
Tackles for loss: John Jenkins,Jarvis Jones,JordanJenkins, Cornelius Washington, Garrison Smith.
Pass break-ups: Damian Swann 2, Washington, Branden Smith, Williams.
Int: Herrera 23-yard return for touchdown.
FG: 57-yarder missed. Richt didn’t say but I am assuming it was Marshall Morgan with the attempt.
Notable: Keith Marshall had impressive moves on the way to his touchdown catch from Murray. No stats for Ogletree or Rambo. Read into that, if you dare. Richt obviously testing the kid Marshall's leg some. Other than that the QB lines stand out to me the most. They clearly rebounded after being called out by Richt last week. Over 300 yards, 3 TDs and no interceptions.
Im not trying to call you out. You saId the QB's responded after being called out. Throwing for 300 yards, 3TD's and no int. So how come Herra has an Int returned 23 yards for a TD. Just sayin.
No worries. That was Bauta, who was running the "Buffalo" squad.
One more question. Is it necessary to prepare for buffalo. I mean wouldn't make more since to have two weeks preparing for Mizzou. After all our second and third string should be better than Buffalo's first string.
What we don't know too much about is how well Todd and Keith are doing in pass protection.
UGA70 has it right... Todd may be blocking well, but there is more than just carrying the ball. How does he block? Can he catch passes? How does he protect the ball? A missed pass block for a ten yard loss and two carries for ten yards each becomes the equivalent of 3 carries for ten yards, not counting the loss of possible yardage if the play had succeeded because he had blocked. If a player fumbles, it is the equivalent of losing all the downs and the distance of a punt. If you factor such into a player's stats, you may see a different picture of who you want in a game. As I said, I'm not sure about how well they performed their other duties. I do know that, most I have seen of Gurly, he was holding the ball securely.
The fact that we're hearing so much about Josh Harvey-Clemons at the "star" position tells me we have been preparing for the SEC opener. I think yesterday was about lighting a fire under the team, putting them in difficult situations and seeing how they responded.
If there's anything I've learned from Coach Richt it's how to platoon the TB position.
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