Georgia’s season recap

December 1, 2012 

Georgia 45, Buffalo 23

Georgia had a lackluster start to the year, at least defensively. But the offense erupted behind Todd Gurley, who in his college debut rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns, and also had a 100-yard kickoff return touchdown.

Georgia 41, Missouri 20

The Bulldogs rallied from a 17-9 second-half deficit to spoil Missouri’s conference debut. Jarvis Jones led the way with a sack and an interception return down to the 1-yard line.

Georgia 56, Florida Atlantic 20

Georgia’s defense once again had problems in the first half, but the offense made up for it. Gurley and fellow freshman Keith Marshall combined for 215 rushing yards, and Aaron Murray passed for 342 yards.

Georgia 48, Vanderbilt 3

This time the defense came to play, motivated by last year’s heated game, and Georgia rolled. Gurley had 130 rushing yards and two touchdowns, while Murray completed passes to nine different receivers.

Georgia 51, Tennessee 44

The Bulldogs survived a shootout, with cornerback Sanders Commings picking off two passes in the final minutes. Marshall and Gurley combined for 302 rushing yards and five touchdowns.

South Carolina 35, Georgia 7

It was a Gamecock rout from the start. Georgia’s defense had no answer, the offense had no blocking, and South Carolina led 21-0 after one quarter. Afterwards head coach Mark Richt said it was a team-wide failure.

Georgia 29, Kentucky 24

In what should have been a game to take out frustration, Georgia was instead sluggish, eking out a win over the struggling Wildcats. Murray had a huge day, passing for 427 yards and four touchdowns.

Georgia 17, Florida 9

The Bulldogs turned around their season by pulling off the upset. The defense, inspired by safety Shawn Williams calling out his teammates, sacked the Gators’ quarterbacks five times.

Georgia 37, Mississippi 10

After a slow start, in which the Rebels led 3-0 after the first quarter, Murray and the offense erupted, with Murray passing for 384 yards and four touchdowns. Alec Ogletree led the defense with a sack and an interception.

Georgia 38, Auburn 0

This was never a game, as Georgia raced to a 28-0 halftime lead and clinched the SEC East. Murray had three touchdown passes, and Gurley and Marshall each rushed for more than 100 yards.

Georgia 45, Georgia Southern 14

This one was actually close for a while. Georgia Southern trailed 10-7 and was driving late in the half. But a turnover and a quick Georgia touchdown was followed by a 21-point third quarter.

Georgia 42, Georgia Tech 10

Georgia made quick work of its in-state rival, racing out to a 42-3 lead in the third quarter. Safety Bacarri Rambo had a huge game, stripping and returning a fumble, recovering another fumble and coming up with an interception.

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