Vandy upsets Georgia: News and Notes

ATHENS - Josh Kendall's news and notes from Vanderbilt's upset win over Georgia.

AS THE QB TURNS: Matthew Stafford took over Georgia's offense and nearly led a comeback victory, but Richt was unwilling immediately after the game to say if Stafford made any progress in the Bulldogs' quarterback race.

"I don't want to have any kind of knee jerk reaction and say something I'll wish I hadn't," Richt said. "We'll got back and evaluate everything and try to get the guy in there who gives us the best chance to win."

Stafford finished 9-of-13 for 86 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions, and three of his incompletions were drops. One, which hit tight end Martrez Milner in the chest, would have gone for a touchdown.

Tereshinski, who started the game, was 11-for-17 for 151 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions before being pulled for good late in the third quarter.

"If things had turned out the way they did, but we would have won, I would have been happy," Tereshinski said. "There's no telling what's going to go down (with the quarterbacks) now. I don't have any clue, but we've got to find a way to win. That's the most important thing."

THE OTHER INJURIES: Starting guard Chester Adams left the game in the first quarter with a sprained left ankle and did not return. He's questionable for next week's game against Mississippi State. Adams was replaced by sophomore Seth Watts, a graduate of Washington County High School.

Milner suffered a toe injury serious enough to require an X-ray, but he said the toe wasn't broken as he limped out of the locker room. Still, he could miss next week's game or more.

Center Nick Jones suffered a knee injury late in the game but continued playing, however he also could be out next week, Richt said.

"I hope those guys can come back," Richt said. "If they don't, we'll have some young guys playing up front."

Backup fullback Des Williams didn't dress out for the game due to a shoulder injury that is expected to require season-ending surgery.

THE UNLIKELIEST INJURY: Freshman defensive lineman Ricardo Crawford, who is redshirting this season, may now miss next year's spring practice after breaking the big toe on his left foot this week.

Crawford wasn't hurt during practice but in the locker room when he hit his toe on the side of a locker.

"I was talking and (goofing off) at the same time," he said.

Crawford had surgery Thursday and was on crutches with a large cast covering his foot before the game. He is unsure if he'll be available for spring practice, he said.

THIS AND THAT: Milner's six catches were a career high. … Tony Taylor's interception return for a touchdown was Georgia's first since Tim Jennings did it last year against LSU in the SEC Championship Game. … Senior Ray Gant started ahead of freshman Kade Weston at defensive tackle. … Andy Bailey assumed kickoff duties from Ben Wilson, who has an injured leg. … Former Bulldog secondary members Sean Jones, DeMario Minter and Tim Jennings were on the sideline before the game.


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