“I take full responsibility for that one,” said returner Reggie Davis, who said he wasn’t surprised by the kick that he could not field. “I took a bad step, which kind of made me get to the ball late and that bounce didn’t really help me out at all.”
Davis indicated coaches took fault for how the kickoff played out. Down by 10, Vanderbilt recovered it at the Georgia 17 with 4:30 to go.
“At the end of the day, I’m the one on the field playing and they can only put me in the right position,” Davis said.
Coach Mark Richt said on Sunday that if “everybody would have done their job like they should have we wouldn’t have had that issue as far as guys free. A lot of guys were assigned to be blockers and just didn’t block very good.”
Inside linebacker Jake Ganus’ interception in the end zone kept the Commodores from capitalizing on the opportunity.
“That really saved us on that one,” Davis said.