Georgia 62, Kentucky 17
The good: Freshman running back Thomas Brown continued to shine.
had career-highs in yards (130) and touchdowns (three) and his workload
may increase this week since regular starter Danny Ware is questionable.
"It could be a situation where he gets an awful lot if Danny can't
Coach Mark Richt said, "but it won't be like we won't have anybody else
to go to but Thomas."
Michael Cooper, who had five carries for 16 yards,
and one fumble, against Kentucky, probably would be the No. 2 tailback.
The bad: The Bulldogs almost had a very good day Saturday.
big victory, Southern California, Oklahoma, California and Texas -- all
of whom are ranked ahead of Georgia in at least one of the major polls
-- came very close to being upset before surviving. All four of those
team's losing could have pushed the Bulldogs as high as No. 3 in the
nation and into the BCS top five. A close call like that would have been
much tougher for the team to take if it had happened a couple weeks ago,
"Early on, after we lost to Tennessee, it seemed like we
were looking and hoping every week for something," he said. "After
a week or two of that, we just said, 'Forget about it.' After beating
Kentucky, we were just 100 percent focused on getting ready for Auburn.
Not to say we weren't aware of it, but, after a week or two of hoping
this or that, you just say, 'There's nothing we can really do about it,
let's just go out and play.'"
The injuries: Georgia is hoping safety Thomas Davis and Ware can
this week. Both have knee and ankle sprains. Davis appears more likely
than Ware to go, since he missed Saturday's game and was thought last
week to be a sure thing to play against Auburn.
"I sure hope (he's
playing)," Richt said. "He went out of town this weekend. We have not
seen him (Sunday). We'll see him (Monday) morning and try to get a
Ware hurt himself against the Wildcats, and the Bulldogs
are less certain about the extent of his injuries. Running back Tyson Browning (ankle) and fullback Des Williams (shoulder) both missed the
Kentucky game but should be ready to play this week, Richt said. Tackle
Dennis Roland suffered a mild ankle sprain against the Wildcats but is
Notable: Auburn's Cadillac Williams and Ronnie Brown are fourth
fifth, respectively, in the SEC in rushing. Williams is averaging 95.8
yards per game, and Brown is averaging 86.1 yards per game.
never seen (a pair) as good as these guys, not as a coach," Richt said.
"I think I've seen some on TV as a kid growing up. The Pony Express (at
SMU) was a pretty good duo, but these two are as good as any I can
Up next: Georgia plays No. 3 Auburn (9-0, 6-0) in Jordan-Hare Stadium
on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The game will be televised by CBS.
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