The stats from Georgia's scrimmage on Saturday, as provided by team statistician Mark Richt, followed by some notes:
Faton Bauta 17-28, 250 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
Brice Ramsey 17-28, 219, 1 TD
Jacob Park: 2-8, 36 yards
A.J. Turman 22-140, 2 TD
Brendan Douglas 22-90, 1 TD
Quayvon Hicks 3-13
Nick Chubb 3-10, 1 TD
Malcolm Mitchell 6-88
Isaiah McKenzie 3-70
Justin Scott-Wesley: 3-60
Jay Rome: 3-41
Jackson Harris: 3-37, 2 TD
Jeb Blazevich: 3-29
Clay Johnson: 2 catches
Kenneth Towns: 2 catches
Reggie Davis: 2 catches
Chubb: 2 catches
Jake Ganus: 9 tackles
Chuks Amaechi: 8 tackles, 4 TFL, 3 sacks
Tramel Terry: 6 tackles
Malkom Parrish: 5 tackles, 2 PD
Devin Bowman: 4.5 tackles
Reggie Wilkerson: 4.5 tackles
Tim Kimbrough: 4 tackles, 1 sack
Quincy Mauger: 4 tackles, 1 sack
Natrez Patrick: 4 tackles
Reggie Carter: 4 tackles, 1 TFL
Jarvis Wilson: 3.5 tackles
Lorenzo Carter: 3.5 tackles, 1 sack
Aaron Davis: 3.5 tackles, 1 INT, 2 PD
Chris Mayes: 3.5 tackles, 1 sack
Sterling Bailey: 3 tackles, 1 sack, 1 PD
Josh Dawson: 1 sack
Johnny O'Neal: 1 sack
James DeLoach: 3 tackles
Dominick Sanders: 3 tackles
Jordan Jenkins: 3 tackles
Devin Gillespie: 3 tackles
Marshall Morgan: 3-6 on FG
Patrick Beless: 2-3 on FG
- At quarterback, Bauta and Ramsey basically split time with the first and second teams. Park worked with the second team.
- Chubb once again concentrated on third-down work. The other tailbacks, Keith Marshall and Sony Michel, continue to sit out with injuries. That left Douglas, who was the first-team tailback, while Turman ran with the second team.
Douglas and Turman both had good days, according to Richt. Turman had a 40-yard run for a touchdown, but such big plays were the exception on Saturday.
"Most of the yards were hard-earned yards," Richt said.
Douglas credited the first-team offensive line for opening up some holes on the first-team defense. The first scrimmage was rougher going for the first-team offense.
"The defense did a heck of a job last scrimmage, we couldn't get much going running-wise," Douglas said. "The offensive line, they did a lot better today, holes were opening up. It was a pretty thing to see."
- While the offense had success running the ball, the defense didn't have much trouble getting to the quarterback. And that was with without Leonard Floyd, who's missing spring practice after shoulder surgery.
"There were some sacks," Richt said. "There were 10 out of 120 plays, about one every fifth attempt, sixth attempt. That's not ideal, but overall there were times we did protect well, guys were open and we stuck it on them. We hit some checkdowns. We did some good things."
- Reggie Wilkerson worked with the first team at the star position, which marked the redshirt sophomore's first real move up the depth chart. This was Wilkerson's first day in that first-team star role, according to Dominick Sanders.
Tramel Terry worked with the second-team at cornerback. Terry, who had knee surgery as he finished high school, has yet to crack the first team in the two years he's been on campus.
"He's one physical player," Sanders said. "He's got the right mindset, and he's got 100 percent effort every time he touches the field."
But the defensive back who continues to get the most praise is Sanders, who has picked up from his strong freshman season. Sanders is working at free safety, where he was for most of last season.
"I'm really proud of what Dominick Sanders has been doing," tight end Jay Rome said. "But I think people could see especially towards the end of the season just what kind of caliber of player he could be and he's going to be. And he's continuing on that path, of just being a ball hawk, and a great football player."
- Isaiah Wynn once again got the first-team reps at center, with Hunter Long at second team. Interestingly, the third-team center was Josh Cardiello, normally a second-team guard, rather than starting left guard Brandon Kublanow, who had been getting the center snaps.
"We're still working Kublanow a little bit in drill work, but we don't think we're ready to just throw him in a scrimmage yet," Richt said.
The fact Wynn worked at first team for a second straight scrimmage would seem to make him the favorite for now to win the center job.
"He plays with effort," defensive lineman Sterling Bailey said. "He's a hard worker. Fundamentals, he goes out there and tries to do what the coaches ask him. Everybody sees, he's just a hard worker."
- Reggie Carter and Tim Kimbrough were again the first-teamers at inside linebacker, with Jake Ganus and Natrez Patrick getting the most backup work. Chuks Amaechi worked at outside linebacker, where he moved this week, as well as some inside linebacker. Patrick also got work at outside linebacker.
"We're really still learning about these guys," Richt said. "Even Kimbrough and Reggie, they've not been put in that position as a starter, or a leader, or that kind of thing. So every day we're evaluating, and we know we've got some players coming in too that will have a chance to compete as well."
While Ganus just joined the team, and Carter and Kimbrough are rising juniors, Ganus does have three years of experience at UAB to lean on. That's helping, Richt confirmed, when it comes to calling out defensive plays.
"He's got a lot of good football instincts, and he is picking things up very quickly," Richt said of Ganus.