Bulldogs Beat

Aaron Davis gets Georgia's first pick of season

By Jason Butt - jbutt@macon.com

ATHENS -- Aaron Davis got a little help from his friends.

Georgia's sophomore cornerback was in man coverage on the outside with Louisiana-Monroe quarterback Garrett Smith tossing up a jump ball. Davis’ teammates from his sideline began yelling, “Ball, ball, ball.”

That notification caused Davis to turn around, jump into the air and secure his first interception in the first quarter. Davis returned the interception 26 yards to the Louisiana-Monroe 15-yard line.

“I was trying my hardest to score,” Davis said. “I was thinking about cutting back across the field. I tried to get something happening down the sideline, but I made a good play for my team.”

The play set up a 15-yard touchdown throw from quarterback Greyson Lambert to tight end Jeb Blazevich on the next play. Georgia won Saturday's game 51-14.

“It’s always good to make a play for my team. I’m not thinking of individual stats for me. Getting turnovers as a group is something we want to be contagious.”