Monday Morning Quarterback - the Auburn game

Josh Kendall takes a look back at the Auburn game and a look forward to the Bulldogs' game against Georgia Tech.

The good: Wide receiver Reggie Brown went through further testing Sunday and was pronounced OK following the scary hit that left him motionless during the third quarter Saturday. "There's really nothing on the X-ray that would cause any concern at all," Richt said. "He's really alert. I think he's a little sore, but he's really in good shape. I would say he'll have a full recovery." Brown won't practice this week but is expected to play against Georgia Tech in two weeks. Richt said he watched the replay of the hit by Auburn's Junior Rosegreen and didn't think it was an intentionally dirty play. "It was definitely a helmet-to-helmt shot," Richt said. "I don't think it was intentional. Things happen so fast out there. It's a safety issue we all have to be concerned about, but I don't think there's anybody trying to purposely do that. It just happened so fast that that's how the contact came. I'm just very thankful Reggie's fine. I think it's just coincidental that he got hit that way."

The bad: The Bulldog defense gave up more than 400 yards for the second time in three weeks. Auburn tailbacks Carnell Williams and Ronnie Brown combined for 152 yards rushing and 108 yards receiving. One of the most telling statistics is that the Bulldogs rarely pushed Auburn backward. Williams, who had 19 carries, and Brown, who had 12 carries, each lost just one yard on all their attempts, and Georgia didn't register a single sack of quarterback Jason Campbell. "Those guys (Williams and Brown) don't hardly need a lot of blocking to have great games, but when you put good blocking to it, they are very difficult to knock back," Richt said.

The injuries: Other than Brown, the Bulldogs came away from the game in good shape. Running back Tyson Browning suffered a mild ankle sprain but is expected to be ready against Georgia Tech. Tailback Danny Ware, who sat out Saturday's game due to a sprained right ankle, could have played against the Tigers had he been needed, Richt said. "I hate playing a guy that has been banged up and hardly had a snap of practice," Richt said. "As the game was going, we didn't feel like Thomas (Brown) was getting worn out by any stretch. We didn't feel like we needed to expose Danny at that time.

Notable: Although place-kicker Andy Bailey missed his only attempt Saturday very badly and is now 13 of 19 for the season, Richt has had no thoughts of replacing him, the coach said. "He had one bad swing at it," Richt said. "That's really the only kick all year long he didn't have a really fine attempt at it. I'd hate to judge the guy on just one swing."

Up next: Georgia plays Georgia Tech on Nov. 27 in Sanford Stadium.

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