Scoring Summary: Georgia vs. Vanderbilt

Box Score | Recap | Notebook | Scoring Summary | Photo Gallery: Georgia vs. Vanderbilt

GEORGIA 30, VANDERBILT 14
FIRST QUARTER
SUMMARY
Attempting to put the game away early, Georgia breezed down the field on its opening drive and then stopped Vanderbilt's first drive on back-to-back plays at the Georgia goal line. Musa Smith ran for two touchdowns, including a 40-yarder.

Key stat: David Greene was 8 for 9 passing for 75 yards, including four passes for 20 yards to Fred Gibson.

SCORING
Georgia 7, Vanderbilt 0

Georgia touchdown: Smith 3 run (Billy Bennett kick), 13:41. Drive: 4 plays, 58 yards, 1:19. Key play: On second and three from the 24, Greene faked a handoff to Verron Haynes, who ran for 7 yards on the previous play, and threw to Randy McMichael for a gain of 21 yards to the 3. Smith's touchdown run was his only carry of the drive.

Georgia 14, Vanderbilt 0

Georgia touchdown: Smith 40 run (Bennett kick), 1:07. Drive: 6 plays, 71 yards, 2:04. Key play: On second and 9 from the Vandy 40, Smith broke through the right side of the line and scored easily.

SECOND QUARTER
SUMMARY
Georgia stretched its lead to 21-0 on Gibson's second touchdown catch of 50-plus yards in as many weeks, this one for 58 yards. After Vanderbilt answered with a 13-play touchdown drive. Georgia moved 54 yards in 30 seconds for a Bennett field goal.

Key stat: Gibson's 58-yard touchdown reception topped his 55-yard scoring catch against Tennessee last week for Georgia's longest gain from scrimmage of the season.

SCORING
Georgia 21, Vanderbilt 0

Georgia touchdown: Gibson 58 pass from Greene (Bennett kick), 6:53. Drive: 3 plays, 49 yards, 1:24. Key play: After a holding penalty took away a 48-yard touchdown pass to Terrence Edwards, Vanderbilt blitzed on a third and 19 play from the Georgia 42. Greene completed a quick screen pass to Gibson, who used a downfield block from Kevin Breedlove and beat linebacker Antuian Bradford on the race to the end zone.

Georgia 21, Vanderbilt 7

Vanderbilt touchdown: M.J. Garrett 8 pass from Greg Zolman (Chuck Folino kick), :30. Drive: 13 plays, 73 yards, 6:23. Key play: With second-string defensive backs Kentrell Curry and Sean Jones defending, Garrett found a seam in the middle of the end zone. After faking a handoff to Lew Thomas, Zolman found the open receiver.

Georgia 24, Vanderbilt 7

Georgia field goal: Bennett 27 kick, :00. Drive: 4 plays, 54 yards, :30. Key play: On second and 10 from the Georgia 46, Greene dumped a screen pass to Haynes, who rambled all the way to the 11-yard line, setting up the field goal on the next play.

THIRD QUARTER
SUMMARY
With the rain increasing, Georgia lost two fumbles — setting up a Vanderbilt touchdown with the second turnover at the Georgia 20 — but maintained its lead. Georgia put together a quick answer to the Commodores' touchdown.

Key stat: After three quarters, Greene already had 296 yards passing, leaving him four yards away from his second-straight 300-yard game.

Georgia 24, Vanderbilt 14

Vanderbilt touchdown: Zolman 1 run (Folino kick), 3:23. Drive: 6 plays, 20 yards, 3:42. Key play: The Commodores took over on the Georgia 20 after Damien Gary fumbled a punt and Curtis Brancheau recovered for Vanderbilt. On fourth and goal from the goal line, Zolman faked a handoff to Thomas and kept the ball for a bootleg run to his left.

Georgia 30, Vanderbilt 14

Georgia touchdown: Terrence Edwards 17 pass from Greene (kick failed), :09. Drive: 7 plays, 66 yards, 3:14. Key play: After a penalty left Georgia with a first-and-goal play from the 17, Greene faked a handoff to Haynes and passed over the middle to Edwards, who left a defensive back behind him on the crossing pattern. Kilgo bobbled the snap on the point-after attempt.

FOURTH QUARTER
SUMMARY
Seven of Vanderbilt's 23 first downs came in the final period, but the Commodores fumbled at the Georgia 1 and were stopped on downs at the Georgia 11.

Key stat: Vanderbilt held the ball 9:12 in the fourth quarter. Overall, the Commodores kept possession almost 10 minutes longer than Georgia (34:40 to 25:20).


Dawg Post Top Stories