Key player: Aaron Murray, Georgia
The sophomore quarterback had one of his finest games of the season, passing for 252 yards and four touchdowns -- each one to a different receiver. He also hooked up five other times with tight end Orson Charles, who netted 95 yards. It certainly helped that the Bulldogs’ receivers were as consistently open as they’ve been all season. But Murray kept hitting them perfectly.
Shawn Williams’ leaping interception in the third quarter. The Georgia safety turned around, jumped and made a great catch to pick off Georgia Tech quarterback Tevin Washington at the 23. Williams was then flagged for excessive celebration, pushing it back to the 38. But that was still close enough for the Bulldogs’ offense, which seven plays later was in the end zone to make it 31-10.
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Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo deciding to air it out after the first drive. The Bulldogs were missing much of their backfield, and their opening play, a run by Ken Malcome, lost 3 yards. From there the Bulldogs, just passed or had Branden Smith (a cornerback) run the ball.
Quote of the game
“When we were 0-2, a lot of people within our Butts-Mehre building were wanting to say Hey we can win 10 in a row. Well you can’t win 10 in a row without winning one in a row. That kind of became our war cry.” -- Georgia head coach Mark Richt
By the numbers
Number of different Georgia players who caught a pass from Murray, including six who caught at least two.
Drew Butler’s punts, out of three total, that were downed inside the 10.
Passing yards by Georgia Tech’s Tevin Washington, who had nearly as many interceptions (two) as completed passes (three).
The difference in rushing yards for Georgia Tech last year against Georgia (449) versus this year.