Dawgs really don't have that many penalties

ATHENS – Georgia is on its way to its second-fewest penalties of the Mark Richt era this season, but it sure doesn't seem that way the last few weeks.

The Bulldogs were flagged for a season-high 10 penalties for 98 yards last week against Auburn, topping their previous season-high of seven and 77 set just two weeks before.

"As of late our guys have been a little more jacked up to play and they've had a little harder time keeping some of those things from happening," Richt said. "We want to play hard, but we still have to play with a certain amount of discipline, or we'll give the darn thing away."

Only three SEC teams – Florida, Kentucky and LSU – have been penalized more than the Bulldogs this year, who have drawn 69 plays worth 555 yards.

"We just have to keep finding a way to keep play lights out and extremely hard and fast and emotional without letting the emotion get in the way of good judgment," Richt said.

Georgia committed its fewest penalties under Richt last year, when it averaged 5.9 for 53.6 yards per game. The most-penalized year of his tenure was 2003, when Georgia drew 8.5 flags worth 73.7 yards per game.

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