How they Scored

Follow each score as Michael A. Lough breaks down the game line from Georgia's overtime victory over Purdue.

First quarter

Georgia controlled Purdue on both sides of the ball. The Boilermakers lost starting QB Kyle Orton on a sack after they made their initial first down, putting former safety Kyle Smith in charge. Georgia's offense finally stalled, ending the quarter with a sack to stymie a promising drive that was earlier halted by a holding penalty after a good pass from David Greene to Ben Watson.

Key stat: Purdue ran the ball four times and lost 12 yards.


G: Fred Gibson 6 pass from Greene (Billy Bennett kick), 10:29. Drive: 9 plays, 68 yards, 4:31. Key plays: Reggie Brown 12 pass from Greene on 3rd-and-8; Damien Gary 43 pass from Greene on throwback screen.

Georgia 7, Purdue 0.

G: Gibson 4 pass from Greene (Bennett kick), 4:27. Drive: 12 plays, 77 yards, 3:25. Key plays: Lumpkin 17 pass on screen from Greene; Sean Jones 2 run on fake punt at midfield; Jeremy Thomas 11 pass from Greene on screen; Lumpkin 14 run off right side; Ben Watson 14 pass from Greene; Purdue offsides on 1st-and-goal at the 9.

Georgia 14, Purdue 0 


The Bulldogs slowed down, but only a little and went up 24-0. Sparked by the return of Orton, Purdue put up 10 points on consecutive possessions, and Georgia continued slowing down on both sides of the ball, hurt by some health issues on offense.

Key stat: Georgia had 306 yards of total offense on 44 plays compared to 70 on 25 for Purdue.


G: Bennett 28 field goal 9:56. Drive: 8 plays, 63 yards, 3:01. Key plays: Tyson Browning 8 run on 2nd-and-13; Sean Bailey 8 pass from Greene; Browning 43 screen pass from Greene; Thomas 7 pass from Greene on 3rd-and-10.

Georgia 17, Purdue 0

G: Brown 11 pass from Greene (Bennett kick), 4:47. Drive: 7 plays, 68 yards, 2:41. Key plays: Brown 24 pass from Greene on first play; Lumpkin 8 run; Greene keeps for 13 on 3rd-and-6.

Georgia 24, Purdue 0

P: Orton 17 run (Ben Jones kick), 3:01. Drive: 6 plays, 66 yards, 1:46. Key plays: Taylor Stubblefield 11 pass from Orton; pass interference call on Georgia; John Standeford 12 pass from Orton; Brandon Jones 2 run on 3rd and-1.

Georgia 24, Purdue 7

P: Jones 27 field goal, 1:48. Drive: 4 plays, 9 yards, 54 seconds. Key plays: Michael Cooper fumble on pitchout; Stubblefield 9 pass from Orton.

Georgia 24, Purdue 10


This was the time to flip channels or hit the concession stands, for neither offense did much. Georgia blundered a 20-yard pass play with a 15-yard unsportsmanlike call, and a 16-yard gain with an offensive pass interference flag.

Key stat: The teams managed all of four first downs out of 27 plays from scrimmage.


Purdue's offense clicked and Georgia's defense clanked, the Boilermakers getting a lot done in a short period of time. They used all of 2:48 to do it. Georgia's offense resumed its first-quarter efficiency with a field goal drive for a 10-point lead, but the defense spent much of the quarter on its heels.

Key stat: Purdue ran two fewer plays yet had more than twice Georgia's yardage, 147-71.

P: Orton 2 run (Jones kick), 9:11. Drive: 6 plays, 68 yards, 1:53. Key plays: Stubblefield caught consecutive passes of 12, 6, 14, and 38 yards.

Georgia 24, Purdue 17

G: Bennett 40 field goal, 4:27. Drive: 12 plays, 57 yards, 4:44. Key plays: Greene completes back-to-back 8-yard passes to Lumpkin and Damien Gary; Lumpkin 11 run; Bailey 11 pass from Greene; Gibson 5 pass from Greene on 3rd-and-2.

Georgia 27, Purdue 17

P: :Anthony Chambers 3 pass from Orton (Jones kick), 1:34. Drive: 3 plays, 63 yards, 26 seconds. Key plays: Standeford 60 pass from Orton.

Georgia 27, Purdue 24

P: Jones 44 field goal, :49. Drive: 4 plays, 7 yards, 30 seconds. Key plays: Lumpkin fumble on second play, returned to UGA 34; Standeford 7 pass from Orton.

Georgia 27, Purdue 27


Purdue won the toss and chose defense, so Georgia took over on offense going into the Bulldogs crowd and band. Georgia was the beneficiary of a pass interference call that should've been defensive holding. Then, the Bulldogs made it dramatic by getting little on the ground from inside the 3-yard line until the game-winner.

G: Lumpkin 1 run (Bennett kick). Drive: 5 plays, 25 yards, no time. Key plays: Gibson 7 pass from Greene.


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