Dawgs Romp: By the Numbers

SHREVEPORT, LA – David Hale's look at Georgia's win over Texas A&M by the numbers.

KEY PLAYER: Geno Atkins. Atkins was a beast at the line of scrimmage, getting pressure consistently on Texas A&M quarterback Jerrod Johnson and he chipped in with a blocked field goal on special teams, too.

KEY DECISION: Giving the grad assistants a shot. Mark Richt said all month that he had faith in the two graduate assistants – Todd Hartley and Mitch Doolittle – to get the job done after three former assistant coaches were let go Dec. 2. The Aggies moved the football, but they didn't turn it into points, and some of the credit surely goes to the young coaches who prepared the D.

KEY MOMENT: Brandon Boykin's kick return for a score. There were plenty of big plays on special teams for Georgia, but Boykin set the tone with an 81-yard kick return that took all the air out of A&M's sails following its lone first-half touchdown.

BY THE NUMBERS:

3. Number of kick returns for touchdowns Brandon Boykin has this season, tying an SEC record.

24. The number of TD passes this season for Joe Cox after he threw two to Aron White on Monday. That left him one shy of Matthew Stafford's school record.

4. The number of first downs Georgia had in the first half of the game, while A&M had 14.

91. The number of plays Texas A&M ran in the game.


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