THE GOOD: The two Davids. Youth league teammates David Pollack and David Greene picked the best time to play their best games of the season. Pollack recorded two sacks upping his season total to 2.5 and his career total to 18.5, fifth all-time at Georgia. Pollack also had six tackles and was in perfect position to stop Tennessee tailback Cedric Houston had Houston gotten the ill-fated handoff before halftime.
"It was as big as he's played," Coach Mark Richt said. "I thought
a great performance all the way around." Greene completed 22 of 27
passes for 228 yards, and all but one of his incompletions were
intentional, Richt said. "David played really, really sharp," Richt
said. "I know the stats aren't gaudy, but we didn't need them to be
gaudy. He may have had one ball that wasn't thrown well."
THE BAD: It took a 13-penalty effort by Mississippi State on Saturday
to keep Georgia out of dead last in the league in penalties. Georgia had
nine for 94 yards against the Volunteers, giving them 58 for 487 yards
for the season.
THE UGLY: The attitude of Georgia's defense. The Bulldogs were flagged
three times for roughing the passer, had two other personal foul calls
and had one player -- linebacker Derrick White -- tossed out of the
game. Safety Sean Jones was flagged for the first roughing-the-passer
penalty after diving into a sliding Casey Clausen near Georgia's
After the play, Bulldog defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder
slapped Jones on the helmet and on the butt three times and appeared to
be chastising him for the penalty. However, Jones said VanGorder told
him the play looked clean to him and stay aggressive.
"He was telling me it was a good play," Jones said. Richt said
Sunday his team had to be
careful not to cross the line but needed to continue to be aggressive.
"You like guys flying around and hitting as hard as they possibly
he said. "Usually you don't get penalties like that unless you're
playing full speed."
Bulldogs' four-game winning streak against Tennessee is their longest in
series history. ... David Pollack's two sacks gave him 18.5 for his
career and moved him into fifth place on Georgia's all-time list.
QUOTABLE: "He got ejected for a flagrant foul. If it's fighting then
you're out for the next game. I'm not going to ask (the conference
office), I'm just assuming he's in. They'll have to call and tell me if
he's not." -- Richt on White's status for the Vanderbilt game.
UP NEXT: The Bulldogs play perpetually struggling Vanderbilt on
Saturday at 2 p.m. in Nashville, Tenn. The Commodores (1-6, 0-2 SEC)
only win this season is over UTC and they have lost five in a row. They
are coming off a 10-point loss to Navy, which had 502 yards of total
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