Players: Offense Did Well in Scrimmage

ATHENS - Two offensive players said their unit had the upper hand in Saturday’s scrimmage.

“The defense, they did a heck of a job the last scrimmage,” Douglas said. “We really couldn’t get much going running game wise. …The offensive line did a lot better today. Holes were opening up a lot better. It was a pretty thing to see.”

Added tight end Jay Rome: “I think the offense came out today and we’re more focused. Sometimes there’s first scrimmage jitters. …We settled down and played assignment football and we really moved the ball around a good bit.”

Defensive lineman Sterling Bailey said the units have been “evenly matched” this spring.

“We’ve still got a lot to work on,” Bailey said of the defense. “We’ve still got some things we’ve got to fine-tune. Overall, I think we really went out there and got after the offense.”

Bailey made a third-down play to help the defense get off the field.

  “Sterling did a nice job of batting a down ball,” Richt said. “Had a wide open guy in a third-down situation and rushing the passer he did a good job of getting his big paw up there and batting the ball down.”

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Georgia’s transfer linebackers led the team in tackles Saturday. Second-team inside linebacker Jake Ganus from UAB again was tops with nine stops. Chuks Amaechi, working at outside linebacker, had eight tackles, including three sacks.

Richt called field goals “a little rough,” Saturday. Marshall Morgan was just 3 of 6 and Patrick Beless went 2 of 3. “Not really sharp in that area,” Richt said. Georgia also missed an extra point.

Freshman Natrez Patrick had four tackles as a second-team inside linebacker.

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