Dawgs Beat the Devils: News and Notes

ATHENS - David Hale's news and notes from Georgia's win over Arizona State.

ATHENS – A year ago, it was A.J. Green's coming-out party. This season, Arizona State had to know what to expect from the All-SEC receiver, but Green still managed to turn in another impressive performance.

Green caught eight balls for 153 yards in Georgia's 20-17 win over the Sun Devils on Saturday, giving the sophomore receiver his first back-to-back 100-yard games in his career.

In Georgia's 27-10 win over the Sun Devils last season in Tempe, Ariz., Green racked up 150 yards in the first half – his first time topping the century mark in a game.

He didn't exactly equal the feat this season, but Green was the star of Georgia's offensive attack in the first half against Arizona State, catching two passes for 70 yards. His first reception went for 56 yards, including a deftly executed juke at the 11-yard line, for the Bulldogs' first touchdown.

Green racked up 137 receiving yards last week against Arkansas, his third 100-yard game in his career.

ANOTHER MUNZEN-MOMENT

Georgia fullback Fred Munzenmaier doesn't see much action, but he knows what to do with the football when he gets his opportunities.

The junior fullback got just the third touch of his career in the first quarter against Arizona State, and he punched it in for a two-yard touchdown.

The result is nothing new for Munzenmaier, who also had touchdowns on the first two carries of his career, including a 1-yard run against LSU last season and a 6-yard dash against Ole Miss in 2007.

Munzenmaier got three more touches in the game, however, and the magic had evaporated. His run on fourth-and-inches in the fourth quarter came up short, and he finished the game with five carries for four yards.

FIRST TIME'S A CHARM

Redshirt freshman Baccari Rambo was promised more playing time by defensive coordinator Willie Martinez earlier this week, and Rambo showed he deserved it in the second quarter by hauling in his first career interception – just he second pick of the season by a Georgia defender.

Rambo came off the bench at safety this week after seeing minimal action in the first three games. Georgia's secondary struggled badly against Arkansas last week, however, and Martinez promised a shake-up. While the defense looked improved against the Sun Devils, Rambo showed his promise by picking off Arizona State quarterback Danny Sullivan late in the second quarter after defensive end Cornelius Washington forced an early throw.

Rambo wasn't the only Georgia player to rack up a big first in the second quarter. True freshman receiver Rantavious Wooten hauled in a 27-yard catch on third-and-12 for his first career reception. Wooten got one carry on an end around in the first half as well, picking up three yards. Wooten also hauled in an 11-yard reception on a crucial third down on the Bulldogs' final drive with three minutes to play.

EXTRA POINTS

Junior Chris Davis got the start at left guard against the Sun Devils. After starting all 13 games last season and Georgia's opener against Oklahoma State, Davis had come off the bench in favor of Justin Anderson each of the past two games… Junior defensive tackle Brandon Wood looked like he might be headed for a medical redshirt just two weeks ago following offseason shoulder surgery. Instead, Wood saw his first action of the season in the first half against Arizona State, working at both defensive tackle and defensive end.


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