Milner steps up when Dawgs need him most

ATHENS – Colorado's defensive scheme on the final meaningful play of Saturday's game worked out great for Georgia, but it was actually an insult to Bulldog tight end Martrez Milner, according to Coach Mark Richt.

"There wasn't enough production out of him coming into that game, so that they felt comfortable putting a linebacker on him," Richt said. "It was kind of a lack of respect for Trez."

Martrez Milner went right by Buffalo linebacker Brad Jones, who was playing tight, man-to-man coverage with no safety help. Milner went past Jones quickly and caught the game-winning touchdown.

"This whole season I really haven't produced like I want to produce or made plays like I want to, so I can't get mad," Milner said of the coverage.

Milner is Georgia's leading receiver with seven catches for 111 yards but has struggled catching the ball. He was held out of Tuesday's practice due to a foot injury but said he expects to be back on the field today and will play Saturday against Ole Miss.

"I just have to use that catch as a confidence builder and something to build on each and every day," he said.

"He proved what he could do if you don't keep an eye on him," Richt said. "That game was huge, for his confidence, for our confidence in him and for people having to keep account for him."

Milner has caught the attention of Rebels coach Ed Orgeron.

"I think he's one of the better tight ends we're going to see this year," Orgeron said.

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