A Milestone Forgotten Already?

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Marshall Morgan set an SEC record for field goals, but it won't be the dominating memory from Georgia's 38-35 loss at South Carolina.

Junior Marshall Morgan made his mark in SEC history near the middle of the first quarter Saturday when he nailed a 36-yard field goal.

The made field goal marked his 19th consecutive, a streak that started last season for the Fort Lauderdale, Fla. native. Tennessee’s Fuad Revieiz, who set the bar at 18 in 1984, originally held the record.

Morgan added another field goal in the second quarter when he hit a 26-yarder to bring Georgia within one point of the Gamecocks who led 14-13. With the streak at 20, however, Morgan missed a 44-yard attempt later in the second quarter.

“(You) can’t make them all, but I’m going to definitely do my best to make the rest this season,” Morgan said. “That’s how many I missed last year and I ended up having a great year so I’m going to try to do the same thing.”

Morgan’s woes continued in the fourth quarter when Georgia needed a field goal to tie the game at 38 apiece, but Morgan missed the 28-yard attempt wide right.

“I don’t know. It just didn’t go my way, I guess,” Morgan said. “I thought it was good. It was close. I shouldn’t have made it that close, but it happens.”

Last season Morgan led the conference by hitting 22-of-24 attempts. As stated, Morgan hit his final 17 attempts of the season. Morgan opened the 2014 season with one made field goal in Georgia’s 45-21 victory over Clemson in Sanford Stadium.

“Usually he's right down the pipe and there's not much drama when he goes back for the kick,” Mark Richt said. “He'll get back on track.”


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