Boykin in No Rush

ATHENS - The Southeastern Conference's seventh leading rusher isn't demanding more carries.

Brandon Boykin went 80 yards for a touchdown on his one and only offensive play Saturday, putting him one spot ahead of Florida's Chris Rainey in the conference statistics for yards rushing per game.

"Is that right?" said Boykin, Georgia's senior cornerback and kick returner. "Wow. I didn't know that. That's a pretty cool stat."

Some fans wanted Boykin to get more offensive touches after his first career rushing attempt.

"That's just the nature of the game," Boykin said. "If they would have given me the ball, like I told coach, I would have done everything I could to try to win that game for us. …It's not up to me. I don't worry about that. We have great offensive players. I'm not an offensive player. That's not what I work on every day, and that's not my craft."

Boykin figures he got about 80 snaps, 10 more than his normal amount of playing time.

Georgia coach Mark Richt said on his TV show that Boykin at halftime "took a couple of bags of fluid. He was beginning to cramp up a little. We tried to be careful with him because we needed him on defense, too, as much as offense."

Boykin took a handoff from quarterback Aaron Murray and went 80 yards on his first collegiate offensive snap.

"I felt pretty comfortable," Boykin said. "I was actually practicing that throughout camp and some of the plays that I have in the package. Me and Aaron and coach (Mike) Bobo are kind of on the same page and kind of comfortable with it."

It was Boykin's fifth career touchdown. The other four came on kickoff returns.

Robinson on Twitter hiatus

Georgia inside linebacker Christian Robinson is giving up Twitter. At least for this week after he said some fans — some that Robinson said have "the G on their picture"— directed some rather blunt messages his way on the social media platform after Georgia's 35-21 loss to Boise State on Saturday.

"I got some pretty nasty stuff," Robinson said. "I'm not on Twitter this week. Right after the game my phone was lighting up with some pretty nasty things. I've gotten some bad things before but it was just at a different level where I just said I'm not going to deal with this right now."

Robinson is one of the team's most prolific tweeters, but he was moved to block "four or five," of his followers after the game. He said he's never been one "really go after" others on Twitter.

"Some of the things that were said, I just want to avoid it for this week and maybe I'll get back on," he said. "It was a big game. It was really passionate the game, back and forth. People get upset and they think their word means something and they're going to try and knife you a little bit. Just because you have an avenue to talk to people doesn't mean you should attack them and say some things that aren't even football related. That was the main thing that got to me."

Gates might not start

Dallas Lee said he is preparing to start Saturday at offensive left guard.

Lee filled in when Kenarious Gates sustained an ankle injury Saturday.

Richt said on his call-in show won't practice today and he doubts that Gates would go on Wednesday.

"We definitely wouldn't start a guy who hasn't practiced all week," Richt said. "If something were to happen to Dallas and something were to happen to (Chris) Burnette, somebody's got to get in there and play."

Weather stalls practice

A tornado warning was issued for Clarke County late Monday afternoon while Georgia practiced in the rain.

Georgia got special teams work done outside before lightning chased them inside to their new multipurpose room for the second half of the session.

The team split up into offense and defense with one working in the indoor area and the other holding meetings and then switching.

"We didn't plan on doing a lot of full speed stuff anyway," Richt said. "We were just in shorts and hats, and this indoor area was really good for us."

This and that Tickets at $45 each remain for Georgia home games against Coastal Carolina on Sept. 17 and New Mexico State on Nov. 5. They are available after those opponents returned tickets. The Nov. 19 home game against Kentucky is now sold out. Tickets for those other games can be purchased online at or by calling 1-877-542-1231. …ESPN's broadcast crew Saturday is Sean McDonough, Matt Millen and Heather Cox. …Boise State QB Kellen Moore is Mountain West offensive player of the week. He had an efficiency rating of 170.07 against Georgia Saturday.

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