Georgia's struggling running game had mustered just 53 yards on 20 carries through three quarters, despite Vanderbilt ranking as one of the worst run defenses in the league. The Bulldogs' final scoring drive, however, represented a turning point.
Georgia drove 68 yards on 10 plays – all runs – and capped the drive with a 9-yard touchdown run by fullback Fred Munzenmaier on fourth down.
"That eats up a lot of clock, and it gives you a lot of confidence in your running game when you say, we're going to run the ball right at you at the end of the game," quarterback Joe Cox said. "When you do it all the way down the field and put points on the board, it's a great feeling. I think we needed that probably more than any other drive."
For the game, six Georgia running backs totaled at least 10 yards apiece, and the dedication to running the football was a key in the Bulldogs' increased offensive output.
"It felt good that we ran the ball," receiver A.J. Green said. "Success is running the ball, and that opens up the passing game. We did that (Saturday), and it felt good."